This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Industrial Engineering Startups
iXs is a start-up to solve social problems with robot technology.In addition to the development of inspection / business robots and special environment-compatible robots that we have been conducting so far, we have developed and operated AI / Data Service systems and analyzed big data. We provide products and services.
We provide consistent support from introduction to operation of products and services that can be used and used, to solve customer issues.. .
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Kawasaki Heavy Industries manufactures diverse products to fields that go beyond land, sea, air, ocean depths, and to space. The products that the rolling stock division provides to the world consists of Shinkansen and New York subway cars, while ships and offshore structure division’s products range from gas carriers and large tankers to submarines, and the energy solutions division covers the spectrum from development and manufacture of energy equipment to management systems.
The company is active in wide-ranging businesses driven by diverse engineering technologies such as environmental and recycling plants, industrial plants, precision machinery, industrial robots, and infrastructure equipment. It also operates leisure and power products business that features the motorcycles known as the Kawasaki brand.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries was founded on 1896 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.. .
Makita is a manufacturer of power tools and one hand the classic tools. The company’s products are cordless power tools, battery-operated outdoor power equipment, and household equipment.
It develops products that take advantage of industry-leading recharge-control and motor technologies. The company was established in 1915 and has a location in about 50 countries..
Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Kozo Keikaku Engineering (KKE) was founded as a structural engineering company in 1956 by Dr. Makoto Hattori, from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
KKE introduced the use of computers to the evaluation of the structural integrity of buildings for the first time in Japan in 1961. The company started a structural design office with less than 10 members but steadily grew its business by utilizing computer science knowledge and engineering technology to expand its customer base..
FDK engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic-related materials and products, as well as batteries. It offers alkaline, nickel-metal hydride, lithium, and carbon-zinc batteries; and power storage systems, Li-ion capacitors, electric lights, and production systems for batteries.
It also provides switching power supplies, coil devices, DC-DC power modules, multilayer power inductors, ceramic products, toners, and signal processing modules for LCDs.. .
UCC Ueshima Coffee
UCC operates the world’s only coffee business encompassing every aspect of coffee “from cup to seed.” Its operations extend from cultivating seedlings on estates in the countries of production through raw ingredient procurement and importing, R&D and quality assurance, manufacturing, product distribution and sales, as far as promoting coffee culture. UCC operates all these businesses itself, pursuing the highest levels of quality at every stage.
They endeavor, moreover, to create new value propositions so that their coffees can meet the expectations of customers in every possible day-to-day setting.. .
WELCON’s microchannels can improve heat exchanger performance by up to 200 times in volume/performance ratio. (WEL-Cool H2C) WELCON heat exchangers can decrease the actual size of overall systems by 140% from systems currently in use at most hydrogen refueling stations.
(HRS).Using Japanese craftsmanship and engineering expertise to bring diffusion bonding processes to the design and manufacturing of 3D hollow structure parts and the highest-performance heat exchange devices in the world. Diffusion bonding is a specialized niche of welding and fabrication.
It creates structures that no other method can. WELCON Inc.isfocused exclusively on diffusion bonding as the next fabrication frontier.
Diffusion bonding (additive manufacturing) is the technology that produces 3D(three-dimensional) structures by stacking preprocessed metal sheets and bonding them without melting. Because bonding is done without melting, diffusion bonding is capable of forming channels (microchannels) as fine as capillaries, making a very large surface area within a small volume..
ABIST works in the industrial design sector and manufactures machinery and machine parts. The company offers mechanical design and development, electrical and electronic design and development, system software development, and 3D print modeling, 3D-CAD data production, analysis, and conversion services.
ABIST was founded in March 2006 and is headquartered in Mitaka, Japan.. .
Aichi Steel manufactures and sells steel, forged products, and electro-magnetic products. It operates through four segments.
The steel segment manufactures and sells specialty steel, stainless steel, and titanium. The forged product segment produces a wide variety of forgings.
The electromagnetic products segment manufactures electromagnetic components. The steel and forged products segments are the two biggest segments, representing the majority of Aichi Steel’s sales.
Aichi Steel is a member of Toyota Group. Toyota Motor and Toyota Tsusho are its major customers.
It generates most of its revenue from the Japanese domestic market.. .
Ryoden operates in the fields of factory automation (FA), cooling and heating systems, elevators and escalators, and semiconductors. The company is diversifying, launching operations in plant factories and healthcare.
It develops businesses in monitoring systems, global logistical management systems and energy management systems, leveraging information and communication technologies (ICT) such as electronic tags, camera systems and sensors. To prepare for the mobile society of the future, we are beginning to provide safety and security systems in the fields of mobility as a service (MaaS) and connected, autonomous, shared, electric (CASE) vehicles.
These initiatives testify to Ryoden’s enthusiastic embrace of new fields and businesses.. .
Taica is striven to bring innovative, surprising products to the world market. Their mission at Taica is to help people live fuller and more satisfying lives.
As a part of this mission, they have strived to develop original products to fulfill their needs in unexpected, innovated ways—products which make the impossible, possible. Currently Taica operates all over the world, but to help us develop into a truly global company, they have set three new corporate guidelines: “Smile,” “Think,” and “Challenge.”.
Rock Garage is a company that builds a drone system developed in-house. Currently drones are widely recognized and social implementation is progressing, but we always have the goal that customers are not aiming to use drones but to overcome issues that can only be solved by drones.
We are developing with awareness. It creates a drone project that changes the world view of the site together with our customers..
Takashima Design Co., Ltd. provides high quality, fast delivery time, low cost service & products with years of experience, solid technical strength accumulated and state-of-the-art equipment.
Its advanced design and manufacturing technology has received high praise from customers in various fields including automobiles. They constantly provide professional solutions to customer’s issues such as shortening delivery time, cost reduction, high quality..
Electroplating Engineers ofJapan
Electroplating Engineers ofJapan Ltd. (EEJA) was founded in 1965 as a joint venture between Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
and Sel-Rex (SA). Since its founding, EEJA has provided plating solutions and equipment in a wide variety of areas from semiconductors and electronic components to accessories by utilizing specialized expertise in the surface treatment of precious metals.
To provide prompt technical services overseas, they have laboratories in places like Silicon Valley,China,Taiwan and Korea. Since they are a member of Tanaka Kikinzoku Group, which is the largest manufacturer of precious metal products in Asia, it is possible to provide a steady supply of precious metal materials.
Their partnership with the Enthone Inc., a global manufacturer of surface treatment, enables information exchange on worldwide industrial trends and sharing of advanced surface finishing technology. They will continue to provide the optimum solutions promptly for each customer into the future..
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