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Established in 1989, ITI provides one-stop, end-to-end product documentation solutions that enable manufacturing companies to write, translate, print and deliver user manuals and marketing collateral to customers anywhere in the world.
ITI is the North American business arm of Yamagata Printing Group, a global company based in Yokohama, Japan. Yamagata Group companies in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States include printing plants, printing services, technical document companies and Web content development firms. The Group has expertise in printing, translation, 3D animation, technical writing, desktop publishing, Web-based content development and technical support.
ITI customers include
several Fortune 500 companies, such as Sony, Panasonic, Fujitsu and Honda.
Thanks to Yamagata Group's vast resources, ITI can easily provide its
customers with a single point of contact for all of their documentation
Serving a Global Economy
Companies maintain total quality control over their documentation materials, while keeping up with their critical, just-in-time manufacturing schedules. ITI serves its customers with a keen understanding of U.S. and Asian manufacturing; expert translation and localization services; and complete print logistics support in the United States, Asia, Europe, Canada and Latin America (including the Maquiladora in Mexico).
By joining the Greater Chinese Initiative, ITI has solved many of the problems U.S. companies face when manufacturing and marketing products in China and throughout Asia. ITI handles all logistics and navigates complicated Chinese regulations, culture and economics.
In China, the ITI network includes four sales offices, three document development offices and three printing plants strategically located between Wuxi and Guangzhou. Known as the Zujiang Delta Economic Zone, this region generates nearly 70 percent of all products exported from China.
ITI's printing network also includes plants in Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia. Every state-of-the-art facility offers the same high-quality digital print-on-demand and offset printing services that customers receive in the United States. Several of the plants are also certified to produce manuals for Microsoft and integrated products. Each sales office fully understands local taxes, currency and regulations.
ITI also helps facilitate worldwide manufacturing and marketing with its native-tongue translators across the globe. They are capable of translating English into Chinese and 22 other languages. With a full understanding of local cultures and dialects, ITI ensures that content is culturally sensitive and accurate.
"The International Trade
MBITA welcomes its
new member Kingsirs International.
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Kingsirs maintains a database that tracks
waterborne cargoes moving through U.S. ports from anywhere in the world.
Tens of thousands of import shipments are collected and processed every
day through its web-based solution, e-TARGET (Timely, Accurate Resources
for Global Expert Trade). E-TARGET allows a myriad of companies involved
in international trade to find new overseas suppliers, monitor existing
supplier-relationships, track the competition, follow industry trends,
identify and gauge potential customers and use other applications depending
on the type of company.
e-TARGET has the capability to drill-down and isolate very specific shipments by searching for selected product/commodity descriptions and/or pin-pointing U.S. importers and overseas exporters. The search fields available through the company's web-based solution, e-TARGET, are:
The company strives to offer excellent quality trade information at affordable prices. It is a very cost-effective solution for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to make intelligent decisions and grow their business 'proactively'. Companies can gauge the size of potential suppliers overseas and track competition without the guesswork. As global trade expands, businesses must have qualified information at their fingertips to keep up with changes and be competitive in the marketplace. Kingsirs assist SMEs to:
Every day SMEs use Kingsirs trade information in countless ways to either save money or make money. Kingsirs understands that the competitive landscape is tough these days and growing a business takes additional measures to ensure success. Kingsirs provides SMEs with a valuable tool to assist them with their success in the international trade arena.
Kingsirs is a trade information company with over 17 offices and 350 employees throughout China and the United States servicing manufacturers, retailers, distributors, importers, exporters, trading companies, trade consultants, transportation providers, law firms and other companies involved in international trade.
For more information,
Use Reference Code #MBITA_2004 and receive a 15% discount on your first order.
940 Saratoga Ave. Ste 215
San Jose, CA 95129
Tel 408- 243-8088
introduces Ingrid Rosten, International Consultant looking for opportunities
in Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay region or Sacramento area. In Partnering
with MBITA, Ingrid also looks to offer training, delegation visits and
other special programs for international visitors to the area.
Ms. Rosten was Co-Founder and Managing Director of the International Business Incubator, the first incubator developed for international companies expanding into the region. Her particular expertise is in the area of:
Ingrid has been instrumental in the following accomplishments for California:
Ms. Rosten has been educated, lived and worked in England, France, Spain and the US.
For her resume,
Ukraine's Orange Revolution
By Bob Edgren, MBITA Member
One could see the concerned and anxious looks showing on faces of well dressed business people in Kiev last summer. The reality they were facing was the unknown. Prime minister, pro-Russian candidate Viktor Yanokovych heavily backed by President Putin of Russia and outgoing president Leonid Kuchma, was a shoe in to win the presidential election.
After a ten year reign of outgoing Kuchma, many western businesses and investors were able to make in roads and establish themselves during his term, despite his pro Russian stance. However, Kuchma, surrounded in scandalous problems, seemed to have an ability to play the west and east against each other.
Opposition candidate was pro west Vicktor Yuschenko who was once the finance banking minister and prime minister. His platform was an open door to the west, including WTO, NATO and the EU. Meanwhile, he would work with Russia on a cooperating basis. The main thing he wanted to insure was the independence of Ukraine as a sovereign nation.
What this all meant
for the future of Ukraine was unclear, but much commerce was virtually
on hold to see the probable dismal results.
However, something incredible happened. On November 21, Yanokovych was declared winner of the presidential election.
||In the next couple of days the world witnessed almost the unbelievable. A spontaneous rise of Ukraine people denouncing a blatant rigged election swarmed the nation's capital. Donning Orange colors, over two million people marched in the capital center of Kiev demanding a just election and supporting their candidate Yuschenko.|
|Capital Kiev, Independence Square, Dec. 25 - A crowd on the court ordered election re-run pre-election night. A California flag flying. Large screens on both sides show candidate Yuschenko speaking.|
set up "tent city" in the main square and boulevard, ready
to block any government activity until their demands were addressed
. Western leaders were soon to criticize and denounce the election
validity. President Bush called it a "crisis". Sharp barbs
between Putin and the White House were exchanged.
|Bob Edgren inside a headquarters trailer is flanked by tent city commandant Valary Vasyluk amd assistant commandant Andreey Poukavsky, after a Christmas Eve dinner.|
|I was invited to have Christmas Eve dinner (Orthodox January 7) inside tent city. Flanked by the commandant and his assistants, including the official press agent for the Orange Revolution, and several other Revolution leaders, I enjoyed a traditional Ukraine Christmas dinner.|
|Bob Edgren inside a trailer on Christmas Eve, flanked by the tent city commandant Valary Vasyluk and assistant commandant Andreey Poukavsky, after Christmas dinner.|
What this means to
the West, the US and California can be summed up by US Ukraine ambassador
if the new President-elect Viktor Yuschenko succeeded
in restoring stability, it could expect an influx of new U.S. trade and
managers of TradePort.org
which is California's premiere global trade portal, cordially invite
you to attend the conference 'Global California: Expanding Opportunities',
produced by MBITA, TradePort and CalTrade
This conference will have thorough panel discussions on the current state of global trade in California and the rest of the world from leaders throughout California in the public and private sectors of trade promotion services.
This annual conference brings together members of the trade community to discuss important aspects of International Trade throughout the state. Global California: Expanding Opportunities will provide an unprecedented opportunity to draw on California's peerless reservoir of business acumen, energy, and entrepreneurship, and provide ample opportunity to network and lay the foundations for the strategic alliances crucial to the state's international future.
Find out more about Global California: Expanding Opportunities.
Contact the MBITA office for further information.