NEXT Biometrics has signed a strategically important distribution agreement with Japanese distributor Hakuto Co, Ltd. ( With US$ 1.2 billion in annual sales, Hakuto is a leading electronics goods distributor in the Japanese market.

Under the agreement Hakuto will promote NEXT technology to major Japanese clients, this including the leading manufacturers within the Smartphone, Tablet and Notebook segments.

NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe says, » We are very happy to establish such a strong presence in the attractive but specialized Japanse market. Hakuto used to be the distributor of the World No 1, fingerprint sensor supplier. This, until that company in 2012 was acquired by a world wide major PC & mobile phone manufacturing company. Hakuto wanted to remain in fingerprinting and have since searched actively for a competitive replacement. It is of course a tribute to our technology and our people that their partner of choice is NEXT.

Etholm-Idsøe adds ”it´s no exaggeration to say that we expect great things from the cooperation with Hakuto. «

About Hakuto Co.,Ltd.

Hakuto Co., Ltd., is a leading Japanese importer and distributor of technology products. The company today represents more than 200 leading technology companies around the world. The company offer full technical support, including technical guidance and demonstration to customers. Hakuto Co., Ltd. was founded in 1953, is headquartered in Tokyo. For more information about the company, refer to the

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