GrafTech Expands Operations with New Sales Office in Japan

28 July 2021

GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel, announced the opening of a new sales office in Chiba-shi, Japan. This new office will provide GrafTech’s customers in the region with local commercial, customer service and technical support. This office also expands the company’s global sales and technical support personnel.

“We are fully committed to the Japanese market where we have been operating successfully for over 25 years,” said Inigo Perez, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “We are very pleased to be able to provide our Japanese customers commercial and technical support from our newest location in Chiba-shi, Japan. This office reflects our dedication to this region and to building highly skilled teams that serve our customers across our global footprint.”

About GrafTech

GrafTech International Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Company has a competitive portfolio of low-cost, ultra-high power graphite electrode manufacturing facilities, including three of the highest capacity facilities in the world. We are the only large-scale graphite electrode producer that is substantially vertically integrated into petroleum needle coke, a key raw material for graphite electrode manufacturing. This unique position provides us with competitive advantages in product quality and cost.

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Wendy Watson