Welcome to MSA LTD. Since 2002 we have been supplying US and Asian customers with value-added products that differentiate their product lines while lowering costs compared to domestic alternatives, allowing for increased market share and higher profit margins. We also consult for companies looking to expand internationally and cross-culturally, and our bilingual Japanese and American staff is always looking for new opportunities!
MSA LTD. was initially founded to export American stationery product from America's largest supplier to Japan's largest social imprinter, but we are now looking across all industries to link Japanese and American companies, groups and individuals.
We are especially excited to be working with US and Japanese Chambers of Commerce since 2013, and with our partner, GyoLighthouse, allowing local support in each country for your international efforts.
In 2015 MSA became the exclusive Japanese distributor of APEX-10, a 100% Organic-compatible soil and plant enhancer from the U.S. APEX-10 increases grass durability for Golf Courses and Sports Fields, lowering maintenance needs and costs, and increases crop growth and yield for agricultural and horticultural applications while also increasing drought resistance and fertilizer efficiency.
In 2017, the success of this venture resulted in MSA also being asked to help with distribution within the U.S. for its Agricultural booster, AgraPro! Although our primary focus is linking Japan and the U.S., we are happy to help our clients beyond that where appropriate.
In 2020 as the pandemic spread, companies in both countries needed to rethink their offerings, their supply chains and their short and long-term strategies. We are ready to help our clients emerge stronger and ready for the post-COVID world.
Contact us to see how our personal approach toward bridging language and cultures can help your businesses or organization expand internationally, or improve your current overseas arrangements. With our local positions in both Japan and the US, we can handle all aspects of your international needs, working as actively or passively as appropriate to maximize your success.
Please contact us in English or Japanese via firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have a competitive advantage in the new market, you can increase your sales without diluting your existing business. (Expanded scale might even lower your costs for both!)
Access to better or cheaper components or materials can improve your products, wherever they are sold! Diversifying supply chain can also provide a hedge against the many weather, health and political turmoil that seems to be increasing these days. You might also find complementary products overseas to distribute through your existing channels, further differentiating yourself from competitors.
Although there are many benefits to overseas sourcing and selling, there are also potentially a lot of regulations and pitfalls. Language and cultural differences may well necessitate some modifications to specs or marketing. Through an understanding of your goals and capabilities, we work with you to identify the best opportunities as well as developing the strategies to maximize the results.
Size and scale used to be important, but there are many opportunities for smaller companies. If your product or service would be valued overseas, or if sourcing benefits would help you, there should be ways to join the global marketplace!