Business Expanding Argosy International, a U.S. company that provides advanced composite and related materials to reduce the weight of aircraft and automobiles, establishes a Japanese subsidiary in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Mar 23, 2023

Argosy International Inc.External site: a new window will open. is a global market leader in the manufacture of high-quality aluminum honeycomb cores used in industries such as aerospace, rail transportation, electronics, construction, energy absorption and shipbuilding.

With more than 20 years of experience in the design, production and support of aluminum honeycomb cores and associated applications, Argosy is now placing focus on the automotive market through the development and manufacture of crash test barriers.

Aichi , Nagoya city

  • Automobiles &Transportation Equipment & Aviation
  • USA

Argosy recently established Argosy Japan Aerospace Materials Co., Ltd. (“Argosy Japan”) to support the growth and expand market opportunities in Japan where it supplies aluminum and aramid honeycomb cores, crash test barriers, and now composite process materials for aerospace, automotive, transportation, and other light-weighting applications.

Paul Marks, Chairman, of the parent company Argosy International Inc., stated “The establishment of Argosy Japan will allow us to stock crash test barriers, composites, and composites process materials as well as invoice in local currency greatly expanding market opportunities as well as providing convenience for our Japanese customers.” And he emphasized Nagoya is the perfect location for Argosy “due to its industrial focus on aerospace and automotive and the excellent support received from the Nagoya, Aichi local prefectures, the Greater Nagoya Initiative Center, and the Japanese External Trade Organization.

When the company established its Japanese base, JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided consultation (registration, taxation, labor), introduced service providers (judicial scriveners, tax accountants, and labor and social security attorneys), arranged business meetings with the GNI Center and Nagoya City, rented temporary office space (IBSC Nagoya), and provided PR support.

Aluminum Honeycomb Core (Aerospace)

Vented Aluminum Honeycomb Core (Industrial Machinery)

Crash Barriers

Crash Test Image (Crash Barriers)

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