Emerging Japanese Manufacturing Engineering Companies: A Spotlight Series

February 9, 2024

With Japan being one of the technological powerhouses of the world, it’s not surprising that it is home to some of the most innovative and promising companies operating in the manufacturing sector. These firms are changing the face of various industries from pharmaceuticals to electronics, consumer goods, and even textiles. This article showcases 11 of such companies, all of which were established in 2015 or later.

Each of these companies is using engineering in unique ways to change their industries, and all are based in Japan. They are leveraging technological advancements and an innate understanding of business to create innovative products, some of which are the first of their kind. Let’s take an in-depth look at these companies and examine what sets them apart.

These are new-age manufacturing companies that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible from Japan and are clearly making waves in their respective fields. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what each company does and the industries they operate in.


Founded by Ishibashi Tadashi, JOLED specialises in the manufacturing of OLED displays and associated products. Located in Tokyo, the company has also dabbled in the world of android devices and cryptocurrency tech. JOLED had the honor of launching the world’s first mass production line of printed OLED displays in November 2019. Connect with them on Twitter or check out their LinkedIn page for more information.

Rena Therapeutics

Founded by Junichi Yano, Rena Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company that develops nucleic acid drugs that can be used to treat cancer and other intractable diseases. The Tokyo-based company’s innovative approach relies on the ability of these drugs to target intracellular drug molecules and express any gene, making them more specific and less susceptible to side effects.


KOA SHOJI HOLDINGS, based in Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, is a trading company that imports generic drug ingredients, manufactures, and sells ethical drugs. It primarily deals with injectables and also provides a pharmaceutical packaging service to the domestic pharmaceutical industry.


Aniware operates from Tokyo and is involved in the consumer goods, manufacturing, and textiles industries. You can connect with them on their Facebook page.


Founded by Jumpei Kudo, flickcare provides equipment maintenance and monitoring services. Products include accelerometers, sound sensors, and smartphones. You can follow them on Facebook or connect on Twitter.

Quon Technology

Quon Technology, located in Kyoto, operates in the electronics, manufacturing, and sales industries.


Based in Tokyo, the JAPAN PILE CORPORATION operates in the building material, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Chemical Gate

Chemical Gate is based in Nagoya, Aichi, and operates in the manufacturing industry.


Based in Fukuoka, Kyulux is a leader in developing the next generation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, TADF. Founded by well-known figures in the industry, Kyulux develops and sells TADF and Hyperfluoresence-based OLED materials. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or connect on LinkedIn.

Fasford Technology

Fasford Technology, located in Minami, Tokyo, provides die bonder equipment that performs the die bonding process. They offer services like design, manufacturing, sales, repair, and maintenance of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. You can connect with them on Facebook.

IV Holdings

Based in Tokyo, IV Holdings creates and develops nursing care robots. The company operates in the electronics, health care, manufacturing, and robotics industries within the nursing and residential care sector.

Leave your vote

Previous Story

Netherlands-based Manufacturing Engineering Companies Shaping the Industry

Next Story

Top Chinese Manufacturing Engineering Companies: A Showcase

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

Privacy Preference Center