28.08.2019 News

Yoshinobu Takeda receives the 2019 Ulf Engström Award

This year’s Ulf Engström Award was bestowed upon Yoshinobu Takeda, technical support engineer at Höganäs in Japan. The award is given to a Höganäs co-worker who has laid ground for a commercially successful development of the PM industry. The jury cited Yoshinibu’s “life-long devotion to and development of the PM technology” in their motivation.

Yoshinobu Takeda received the Ulf Engström Award 2019 for his life-long devotion to and development of the PM technology. Furthermore, he has contributed to building the technical support function in Japan, participated in several global development projects, and developed Höganäs’ local Metallography schools.

The award was handed over to Yoshinibu during a ceremony at Höganäs’ tech centre in Shanghai, China.

“I’m very surprised to have such an honourable award and I am happy to be seen as a person who contributed to Höganäs. Reviewing my 18 years in Höganäs, this award brings not only a feeling of surprise or happiness; it is much more than that. I recognize that I am a lucky person, and have been given many excellent opportunities. I hope the award will inspire colleagues to work hard for more business opportunities for Höganäs and expand the market, not only for Höganäs, but for PM as a technology.”

Ulf Engström comments: “I have known Takeda-san for more than 30 years and think he really deserves this award for his outstanding support to the PM industry, not only in Japan but worldwide.”
Carl Eklund, who heads up the Höganäs team in Japan, handed over the award to Takeda.

“What is the most remarkable about Takeda-san is that he is always willing to learn and explore new technologies. As of late, he has shown a keen interest to promote 3D printing. He is a true believer in the many opportunities for metal powders, promoting them as smart solutions and sustainable technology. He is a true role model, Mr. PM.”


Facts about the Ulf Engström Award

Höganäs established the Ulf Engström Award in 2016 to encourage and recognize co-workers’ contributions to technical advancements and expanded commercial use of PM technology.


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