JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC., the big global engineering and construction firm, and KAJIMA CORP., one of Japan's five largest engineering and construction companies, have extended their year-old alliance covering the introduction of Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceuticals production and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) for food processing. During year one of their tie-up, Pasadena, California-headquartered Jacobs mainly supplied information on GMP and HACCP to Kajima. Now, it plans to send an engineer to the Japanese company to provide direct support on three drug facility projects. Kajima also reportedly has expressed interest in Jacobs' soil-remediation expertise and building vibration-control technology.
The fourth Sheraton Hotels & Resorts property in Japan is the renamed Sheraton Sapporo Hotel on Hokkaido. The 515-room hotel is owned by TOEI K.K. It is one of only two international hotels in Sapporo. The other Sheraton hotels are the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay, the Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers and the Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Westin Hotels & Resorts, which also is part of STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC., has four properties in Japan as well.
An exchange rate of ¥108=$1.00 was used in this report.