Versarien, UK-based advanced materials engineering group, has announced that it has secured its first graphene orders from the North American corporate research and development center of a Japanese headquartered company. This customer was described as a global automotive components company that has operations in over 40 countries, employing in excess of 250,000 people.
After initial graphene quality testing trials, the Customer has placed development orders for 1kg each of Versarien's high purity graphene nano platelets ("GNP-HP") and Nanene. The Customer's principle operations focus on leading-edge automotive materials and process development, and the development of next-generation, vehicle-related, information and communications technology.
Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, commented: "We are very pleased to have secured this order, our first from a Japanese headquartered company.... This order emphasizes the importance to the Company of the seconded employees from the Department for International Trade and their ability to access key markets and truly global corporations. We look forward to working with this customer to help them maximize the benefits the addition of our graphene can bring to a number of their products."