Sudy&Co., Ltd. is a highly reliable and financially stable company according to the data of the international company rating system of Bisnode and therefore gained the Bisnode AAA (triple A) certificate.
A Hungarian promotion event was held in Yokohama called „Hungary fair in Yokohama” on November 6, 2014. The Japanese customers had the chance to get to know the Hungarian culture through folklore performances and to meet with Hungarian cuisine. The guests of honors were Péter Szijjártó Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and István Szerdahelyi Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary. The Japanese export of the Hungarian products exhibited is supported by Sudy&Co., Ltd.
Sudy & Co., Ltd. was sponsoring the Japan Festival of 2014, which was held in the Ethnographic Museum (October 30 – November 9, 2014). According to tradition the Hungary-Japan Friendship Society arranges the festival every 8th year. This year the works of a very popular Japanese calligrapher, Kihachiro Nishiura were exhibited. In addition, the audience had the opportunity to participate in calligraphy, ikebana and fragrance appreciation (kodo) workshops held by Nishiura himself.
As a result of our cooperation, IOTC opened its showroom of Hungarian products in Toyama at the end of May 2014. Visitors can see the special anti-bacteria (Silver Knight) floorings of Graboplast, the designer concrete items of Ivanka and the special plaster of Magnetic Wall. The managing director of our company, Dr. Zoltán Sűdy participated the opening ceremony together with the foreign trade diplomat of the Hungarian Embassy in Tokyo and many Japanese architects and designers. We hope that as a result of our efforts the Hungarian products will be successful in the Japanese market.
Gravity Japan, which was established with the support and minority stake of Sudy & Co., Ltd., has successfully completed its first year of operation.
On May 12, 2014 Sudy & Co., Ltd. with the contribution of HITA and JETRO organized the first Hungarian ICT Seminar in Tokyo. Seven Hungarian IT companies had the opportunity to introduce themselves at the seminar: Aitia, Cellum, Gravity, Graphisoft, ITware, Navayo and XAPT. The event was very attractive and became fully booked in less than a week. We hope that this event was a good start and there will be more such seminars held in Japan and in other countries too.
At the end of March 2014, Budapest metro line nr. 4 was handed over to the public. We are proud that our company, Sudy & Co., Ltd. contributed to the success of our Japanese partner regarding winning 3 station construction projects in Hungarian public procurement procedures. We supported the work of our partner in the course of construction too. The results are Újbuda-központ, Kálvin tér and Rákóczi tér stations. This has been the first occasion when a Japanese company, Obayashi Corporation, which is one of the most experienced company in tunneling (too), contributed to a civil engineering project in Hungary.
The concert, held in the evening of 27th April, was a wonderful demonstration of the solidarity of the Hungarians and their wish to help the victims. It proved to be an issue for which many people were willing to provide support: time, energy and money. We offered it for Japan, which is a faraway country, with a richer economy than ours. We offered it with good heart, as a Japanese family, whose house was washed away by the tsunami is as desperate as the Hungarian family whose house was destroyed by the red-mud in Devecser. Therefore the pain of the Japanese families may be eased by the solidarity of Hungarians.
Also, with our charity activity we wanted to thank the countless help, support, offered by the Japanese government, companies and civil organizations for many years.
The organizers, including us, have dedicated themselves for decades, to bring the Japanese-Hungarian relations even closer, as a better mutual understanding will create more successful exchange in the field of culture, society and business. The charity concert had high ranking patrons and was accompanied by a great attention and support, which shows we did a good job.
The performing word-famous Hungarian musicians, the high ranking guests, the donating companies and private persons, all joined us to contribute to the realization of a memorial evening in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Science. The concert had a sad purpose, but the atmosphere created was a solid demonstration of the importance of the Japan-Hungarian relations for us.
The donation, more than 5.5 million Forints had already been transferred to Japan. We would like to express our deep gratitude and thanks for those, who contributed to the event. We are going to report about the usage of the money on our website.
“Arigatou gozaimashita” – Thank you very much!
By the assistance of Sudy & Co., Ltd, Hungarian Nobilis Zrt., leading producer and exporter of dried apple and sour cherry products started to export to the Japanese market in July 2010. The products are sold in one of the leading supermarket chains of Tokyo.
Until the summer 2010 there were no legal conditions allowing frozen rabbits produced in Hungary to be exported to Japan. Upon our initiative and assistance, after a year of preparation and discussion between the authorities of the two countries we reached an agreement, and in September 2010 the first Hungarian frozen rabbit shipment was dispatched to Japan.
Sudy & Co., Ltd. was the initiator and advisor behind the establishment of ELAN SBI Capital Partners Fund Management Private Limited Company and the first private equity fund managed by it, the EUR 100 Million SBI Europe Fund. These represent a unique venture, not only in the Hungarian, but also in the Central Eastern European investment marketplace: -this is the first private equity fund established by a public bank and a private investor in the Central and Eastern European region, according to European Union criteria, focusing on the SME sector; – the Fund will aim investments in SMEs under EUR 10 Million, in which segment there has been a relative lack of activity from private equity funds in the region.
In recognition of his decades long contribution to the development of the relations between Japan and Hungary, Dr. Zoltan Sudy, our company’s founder and representative director, former ambassador, was awarded one of the highest Japanese decorations, the Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Star by the Japanese government decision on April 28, 2009. The decoration was presented on May 8 in the Imperial Palace in a dignified ceremony that included an audience with H.M. Emperor Akihito.
Patec Precision Ltd., a stamping company for the automotive industry started its production in August 2009. The Singapore based parent company has great hopes for its first European subsidiary, as they trust the competitiveness and the technical superiority of the company. The Hungarian subsidiary was set up in North East Hungary, with the active help of Sudy & Co., Ltd. and our company continues to advise Patec.