|Name||AZAPA Co., Ltd.|
2F,ORE Nishiki 2-chome Bldg.,
Nishiki 2-4-15,Naka-ku, Nagoya,
Aichi, 460-0003, Japan
|Capital||440 million yen|
Yasuhiro Kondo(President and CEO)
Katsuyuki Sato(Director and COO)
Hideya Sakurai(*2 and CFO)
(*1):outside director part-time
(*5):former prof. at Nagoya Univ.
(*6):asso. prof. at Kanazawa Univ.
(*7):prof of Waseda Univ.
(*8):Global Business Planning
Born in 1970 in Aichi Prefecture. Involved in many software designs and developments as an engineer. In the automotive field, he possesses extensive knowledge and experience in research on engine control theory, mass production development, and services in the connected vehicle platform. Established AZAPA Co., Ltd. in 2008. The Company provides solutions in the system area as the first independent “tier 0.5” player in the automotive industry. Received the EY Entrepreneur of the year Japan Tokai Hokuriku Award in 2014, and Forbes JAPAN’s START-UP OF THE YEAR Mizuho Award in 2018.
Worked for housing manufacturer, franchiser, food-related company, and Toyota car racing team.
After working at a financial institution, had been engaged in IPO preparation, settlement of account after listing, and disclosure of settlement of accounts at a used car sales company.
For many years, engaged in engine-related projects at Toyota Motor Corporation. Knowledgeable in various areas.
Had been engaged in product planning projects at Toyota Motor Corporation for many years. Has broad knowledge of marketing, sales, and the surrounding area of automobile.
Current position as a representative of the China Automobile Process Society in Japan, a secretary general of the Japan-China Automobile Exchange Organization, and a researcher at Peking University.
Specializes in mechanical engineering, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Since 1995, he has been mainly engaged in research on automotive powertrains.
The CFO Consulting Co., Ltd.’s Director and CFO Comes from venture capital. He has experience in leading IPO and M & A as CFO. Conversant with financial strategies such as fund-raising, etc.
Has been engaged in promotion of solution business corresponding to mobility’s megatrend centered on CASE (Connected Autonomous/Automated Shared Electric) at MITSUI & CO., LTD.
|July||2008||Founded as AZAPA Co., Ltd.|
|April||2009||Establish ADEA Co., Ltd. (current name: AZAPA Engineering Co., Ltd.)|
|July||2010||Establish AZAPA China Co., Ltd. (in Beijing, China)|
|October||2011||Increase capital to 65 million yen through third-party allotment and capital increase undertaken by JAFCO Co., Ltd.|
|April||2012||Establish AZAPA R&D America (in Silicon Valley)|
|December||2013||Establish R&D office in Tokyo|
|August||2017||Increase capital to 440 million yen through third-party allotment and capital increase undertaken by MITSUI & CO., LTD.|
|April||2018||Enter capital and business alliance with Panasonic Corporation|
|May||2018||Establish Azeba New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. (in Changzhou, China)|
Youth development support
AZAPA supports the activities of students in the automotive industry to foster future engineers. One of the main activities is technical and financial support for teams that participate in the annual Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan. We hope that those students will become creative engineers playing an important role in the future automobile industry by renewing the joy of manufacturing.
Yokohama National Univ. Formula Project
Nagoya University Formula Team FEM
Sponsoring Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Kids Engineer (2012 and 2013)
Sponsoring Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan (2012)
AZAPA supports various peaceful activities such as UNICEF, and through these activities, provides an environment as our corporate culture for learning about the significance of social contribution, peace and abundance.
Japan Committee for UNICEF
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Doctors Without Borders
Basic policy for dealing with antisocial forces
AZAPA Co., Ltd. has a resolute attitude toward antisocial forces, and all executives and employees comply with this as a basic stance not to compromise.
- 1. Block all relationships and transactions against antisocial forces.
- 2. Reject all unjust demands from antisocial forces.
- 3. In response to antisocial forces, work together as an organization and with the police and other external specialized agencies.
- 4. Deal with antisocial forces with a resolute attitude, not hesitating to take a civil and criminal legislative response.
2F,ORE Nishiki 2-chome Bldg., Nishiki 2-4-15,
Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003, Japan
TEL +81-52-221-7350 FAX +81-52-221-7351
2F,ORE Nishiki 2-chome Bldg., Nishiki 2-4-15, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003, Japan
AZAPA R&D Americas,Inc USA (ARA)
535 Middle field Road, Suite 100 Menlo Park,California 94025 U.S.A.
Azeba New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd.(ARC)
178 Yulong South Road, Zhonglou District, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China Changzhou New Energy Automobile Research Institute No. X015
3F,ORE Nishiki 2-chome Bldg., Nishiki 2-4-15, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003, Japan