Company Info.


Name AZAPA Co., Ltd.
Location 2F,ORE Nishiki 2-chome Bldg.,
Nishiki 2-4-15,Naka-ku, Nagoya,
Aichi, 460-0003, Japan
Capital 440 million yen
Establishment 20July, 2008
Board Yasuhiro Kondo(President and CEO)
Katsuyuki Sato(Director and COO)
Yutaka Miyata(Director)
Fumiyasu Kojima(Auditor)
(*1):outside director
Advisers Morio Takahama(*5)
Naoki Suganuma(*6)
Jin Kusaka(*7)
Xianyi Yang(*8)
(*5):former prof. at Nagoya Univ.
(*6):asso. prof. at Kanazawa Univ.
(*7):prof of Waseda Univ.
(*8):Global Business Planning
Employees 46
TEL +81-52-221-7350
FAX +81-52-221-7351


Yasuhiro Kondo

President and CEO

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.

Katsuyuki Sato

Director & COO

Worked for housing manufacturer, franchiser, food-related company, and Toyota car racing team.

Yutaka Miyata


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.

Hisao Iyoda

Executive Officer & CKO

For many years, engaged in engine-related projects at Toyota Motor Corporation. Knowledgeable in various areas.


Akira Yang

Global Business Planning

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.

Hitoshi Kusaka

Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Specializes in mechanical engineering, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Since 1995, he has been mainly engaged in research on automotive powertrains.


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)

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Ashinaga Foundation

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. 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.



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