In 2007, as a token of appreciation to the Japanese business community in the Netherlands, Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation DUJAT and the NFIA introduced the biennial Deshima Netherlands Awards for two outstanding Japanese companies in the Netherlands.
Strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Netherlands
One award is presented to a well-established Japanese company, and the other to a Japanese company that has recently invested in the Netherlands. Based upon the nominations by the regional partners of the ‘Invest in Holland network’, a competent jury selects two winning companies. The winning companies are chosen based on criteria related to the contribution to the economy, society and their role within the Japan-Netherlands relations.
The Netherlands 3rd favourite home of Europe for Japanese companies
Currently over 800 entities of over 450 Japanese companies are registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. They employ over 40,000 people directly and make the Netherlands the 3rd favourite home for Japanese companies in Europe, behind Germany and the UK.
Yokogawa won the Runner-Up price
Yokogawa in The Netherlands was this year nominated by the NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency) for the ‘Deshima Netherlands Award - category ‘Well Established’. During the yearly DUJAT dinner in the Okura Amsterdam, the company Yakult – which is more known by a broader audience - was the winner of the 2019 award. And Will de Groot - Managing Director, Yokogawa Nederland proudly received the “Runner-Up” certificate (see picture, 3rd from the left side) of NFIA Commissioner Jeroen Nijland.