KOFLER GROUP is expanding to Japan
Event and sports catering provider KOFLER GROUP is expanding to Japan
“Our new project in Japan is the next step in our corporate development in Asia following the extremely successful market entry in China two years ago, and another milestone for the KOFLER GROUP,” explains KP Kofler, CEO and founder of the international KOFLER GROUP. “Japan is unique in its culinary diversity and impresses with the outstanding quality and preparation of the food. We see great potential in the Japanese market and look forward to working with KOFLER JAPAN in this environment. “
The focus of the new company will be on sports hospitality, on the organization and culinary accompaniment of major sporting events and on the management of sports facilities and stadiums.In addition, KOFLER JAPAN will have a range of services tailored to trade fairs in its portfolio.
The Tokyo office will officially open in the autumn of 2018, following the World Cup in Russia. From 15 to 17 June 2018, the first event hosted by the team in Tokyo will take place. By the end of 2018, a team of around 30 people will be set up. The site is managed by Managing Director Felix Zafra, under whose leadership the expansion into China has been carried out with great success.
Partnership with Tokyo Shojikiya
KOFLER JAPAN is operationally supported by local partner Tokyo Shojikiya, a long-established and leading catering and catering company in Japan. The company employs 650 people and has 6 manufacturing plants and kitchens in and around Tokyo. “We are very pleased to have gained a partner in Tokyo Shojikiya, which has an excellent reputation in the Japanese market and is especially known for its traditional cuisine,” said Felix Zafra, Managing Director KOFLER JAPAN.
With the opening of the Tokyo office, KOFLER GROUP is the first international hospitality company in Japan. “All in all, we are now represented with the group in seven countries around the world. Our portfolio ranges from classic event catering in Germany to participation in innovative gastro startups in the UK, international sports hospitality and exclusive support of locations and gastronomy. The variety of services and products that we unite in the KOFLER GROUP fills me with pride and constantly creates new visions “, KP Kofler draws a first conclusion about the further development of the group of companies.