AZAPA

COMPANY

Company Info.

Outline

Name AZAPA Co., Ltd.
Location 2F ORE Nishiki Nichome Bldg.,
2-4-15, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya
460-0003 Japan
Capital 440 million yen
Establishment 20July, 2008
Board Yasuhiro Kondo(President and CEO)
Junichi Ichihara(Director and CTO)
Takeharu Kato(Director)
Kosuke Nakajima(*1)
Shigetaka Murase(*1)
Junya Otsuki(*2/*3)
Akimitsu Nakahama(*2/*4)
Hideya Sakurai(*2/*4)
(*1):outside director part-time
(*2):outside director
(*3):full-time auditor
(*4):part-time auditor
Advisers Morio Takahama(*5)
Naoki Suganuma(*6)
Junichi Miyakawa(*7)
Xianyi Yang(*8)
(*5):former prof. at Nagoya Univ.
(*6):asso. prof. at Kanazawa Univ.
(*7):Fellow of Aerospace Group
(*8):Global Business Planning
Employees 100
Holder of a doctorate degree:
About 10% of employees
TEL +81-52-221-7350
FAX +81-52-221-7351

Introduction

Yasuhiro Kondo

President and CEO

Born in 1970 in Aichi Prefecture. As an engineer, involved in many software design and development. In the automotive field, has extensive knowledge and experiences in research on engine control theory, mass production development, and services in the connected vehicle platform. Established AZAPA Co., Ltd. in 2008. As a first independent “tier 0.5” player in the automotive industry, the Company provides solutions in the system area. 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.

Junichi Ichihara

Director and CTO

Responsible for development of control systems and new models, while acting as a manager at the model distribution review committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan.

Takeharu Kato

Director

Engaged in reliability tests of entire vehicles and functional components at Toyota Motor Corporation.

Hisao Iyoda

Executive Officer and CKO

Engaged in engine-related projects at Toyota Motor Corporation for many years. Have an extensive knowledge.

Advisers

Junichi Miyakawa

Fellow of Aerospace Group

Executive officer at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Engaged in advanced technology demonstrators and MRJ with extensive aviation knowledge as a project manager.

Xianyi Yang

Global Business Planning

Representative in Japan of Society of Automotive Engineers of China, Secretary General of Japan-China Relations Organization and Research Associate of Peking University.

External board members

Shigetaka Murase

CEO / President of WILLER, Inc.

Has extensive management experiences accumulated at WILLER, Inc., as well as deep insight into the values of transportation and mobility from the consumer’s perspective.

Kosuke Nakajima

MITSUI & CO., LTD.

At MITSUI & CO., LTD., engaged in strategy formulation and business promotion for mobility electrification and engineering fields.

History

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)

CSR

Youth development support

AZAPA supports the activities of students in the automotive industry to foster future engineers. One of main activities is a 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 for the future automobile industry by renewing the joy of manufacturing.

Yokohama National Univ. Formula Project
http://ynfp.jp/

Nagoya University Formula Team FEM
http://nagoya.fem.jp/

Sponsoring Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Kids Engineer (2012 and 2013)
http://www.jsae.or.jp/kidse/

Sponsoring Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan (2012)
https://www.jsae.or.jp/formula/jp/

Peace support

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
http://www.unicef.or.jp/

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.japanforunhcr.org

Ashinaga Foundation
http://www.ashinaga.org/

Doctors Without Borders
http://www.msf.or.jp/

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. 1. Block all relationships and transactions against antisocial forces.
  2. 2. Reject all unjust demands from antisocial forces.
  3. 3. In response to antisocial forces, work together as an organization and with the police and other external specialized agencies.
  4. 4. Deal with antisocial forces with a resolute attitude, not hesitating to take a civil and criminal legislative response.

Access

HEAD OFFICE

2F ORE Nishiki Nichome Bldg., 2-4-15, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya Japan
TEL +81-52-221-7350 FAX +81-52-221-7351

AZAPA R&D TOKYO

4F KOYO Bldg., 1-10-17, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
TEL +81-3-5545-5590 FAX +81-3-5545-5591

GLOBAL CHAIN

AZAPA

2F ORE Nishiki Nichome Bldg., 2-4-15, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya Japan

AZAPA R&D TOKYO (ART)

4F KOYO Bldg., 1-10-17, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan

AZAPA R&D Americas,Inc USA (ARA)

535 Middle field Road, Suite 100 Menlo Park,California 94025 U.S.A.
Mail: azp-usa@azapa.co.jp

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
Mail: azp-china@azapa.co.jp

AZAPA ENGINEERING

3F ORE Nishiki Nichome Bldg., 2-4-15, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya Japan