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Latest UpdatesLohia Corp., sending organization in India of vocational training, started dispatch of Indian technical intern trainees to Japan
Jun 28, 2018
Based in Kanpur, India, Lohia Corp Limited designs, manufactures and sells machines for manufacturing flexible containers. Since its founding in 1981, it has conducted sales in India and more than 60 other countries. In 2012, the Technical Training & Research Centre (TTRC) was established with the objective to develop a skilled workforce for management, supervision and maintenance of the company's machinery. TTRC has fostered machine operators and supervisors who are proficient in the industry through a professional skill training program in production and quality control management. Lohia Corp Limited established a branch in Tokyo in March 2016 to apply their training experience to its Japan-India skill training system.
During visits by Prime Minister Abe in 2015 and 2017, statements were made between the countries regarding the development of Indian human resources in Japan, while a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) on the Technical Intern Training Program was signed in October 2017. The Act on Proper Technical Intern Training and the Protection of Technical Intern Trainees, a new Japanese law, came into effect on November 2017 and a welcoming and supportive environment for Indian technical intern trainees was developed in Japan. Under such circumstances, on March 23, 2018, Lohia Corp was formally approved as the Sending Organization of such trainees in India.
In order to get this approval, since the establishment of its Japanese branch in March 2016, the company conducted preliminary work through Japanese market research and consultation with related parties between Japan and India for about two and a half years toward the sending of Indian technical trainees to Japan and effective supporting of various facets of the trainees’ lives while in the country.
They are also considering providing consulting services to Japanese companies that are interested in expanding into India as well as Indian companies interested in operating their business in Japan, in addition to marketing their products.
For the establishment of their Japanese base, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided temporary office space; consultation on registration, visa, taxation and labor matters; introductions to an administrative scrivener, patent office, bank and recruiting agency; and arrangements for interviews with industry groups.