Focusing on product planning and business building for the Chinese market

Updated on Apr. 7, 2016. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Japan Sam Leung Fibers Dept.
Toray International, Inc.

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    Taking trips around China to expand the sales of TORAYLON™ acrylic fiber has been unforgettable. We visited a customer where it took a whole day just to get there traveling by plane, car, and ferry. We also did walk-in sales. I learned to become tenacious.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    The company is a manufacturing trading company which deals with Toray Group's various products. The company rolls out its business worldwide through group companies of Toray International.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    The Spun Yarn Materials Section, where I work, handles filament yarns and staple fibers for clothing and material applications and sells spun yarn after processing the staple fibers. I am responsible for China-related operations.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    I put a lot of effort into the development of the Chinese market. In addition to the existing processing operation in China, I have been focusing on product planning and business building for Chinese domestic consumption since last year.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    Since my work involves processing such as spun yarns and yarn dyeing, I feel rewarded when a job is completed by cooperating with the processing factory and customer, and a satisfactory result has been achieved.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    I put a lot of effort into shaping up my body at home and studying Vietnamese. In order to keep in shape even with all the business travels, I started training at home last year. Owing to the training, I didn't have a cold last year. In regards to Vietnamese, I have been teaching myself since last year in anticipation of increasing business with Vietnam. There are many similarities with the Cantonese language, which is interesting since I am originally from Hong Kong.