The company specializes in castings for inserting stainless steel pipes into an aluminum casting product. The process is needed for optimal performance of semi-conductors and other supercomputers.
According to a news release, the Idaho Falls office will give Sakae the best location to work directly with the University of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory, and the region's nuclear and advanced manufacturing sectors to further their research and promote U.S. product sales.
"It is my mission to create job opportunities in Eastern Idaho to support their strong science, research and education sectors," said Takashi Suzuki, President and CEO of Sakae Casting. "Additional employment opportunities will be created as we expand our business by working with our Japanese partner Ohzen to connect Japanese services and technologies with U.S. markets. We're excited to have our first U.S. presence in Eastern Idaho."
Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho CEO Jan Rogers said Sakae's interest in Idaho Falls began with a March 2016 visit. That visit was part of a Sister City program between Idaho Falls and Tokai-Mura, Japan.