SBA Member Sunstar Among Edie Award Winners

SBA Member Sunstar Among Edie Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that SunStar has been awarded the annual Economic Development in Illinois Awards, known as the Edies. SunStar Americas used $55 million in private investment and $3.5 million in public investment to build a 302,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in Schaumburg. 

“We are proud to recognize five outstanding economic development projects that were completed in 2015,” Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois chamber, said. “Economic development is key to Illinois’ continued growth and recovery, and these companies are making a difference. The Edies honor those who imagine, design, invest and build in Illinois, and by doing so bring jobs, growth and prosperity to our communities.”

SunStar has been sticking to their values since day one. Hiroo Kaneda, former CEO of SunStar Americas, embodied what SunStar's mission was all about. His mission was to "always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality of life." After Kaneda's passing, his son Yishihiro knew by keeping that mission alive they would have to build on the business strengths they have cultivated over the last 80 years. 

Their goal is to broaden the global business success and and operate as one highly respected global team. The first step towards making that happen was establishing their global headquarters for management in Etoy, Switzerland.

SunStar's future looks very bright. They know that, to define their future they must continue to meet the needs and expectations of various global consumers. When new business opportunities arise they won't hesitate to jump on them and by acting on a local level and global scale they will innovate new technologies, provide the highest product quality, and support social responsibility initiatives around the world.

Congratulations SunStar Americas!


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