Investing in Japan
German company Preh Car Connect establishes corporation in Tokyo to develop automotive systems
Jul 31, 2017
Preh Car Connect GmbH is a company based in Germany (Dresden) which develops automotive systems such as for navigation. Since its establishment in 1997, it has developed automotive car navigation systems and infotainment-related systems (combining “information” and “entertainment,” these are systems which integrate audiovisual functions such as car stereos and information equipment such as car navigation systems). The company has production centers in Germany and Poland in addition to R&D bases in the United States and China. It is expanding its business internationally, and also opened a test center in Korea in 2017.
Preh Car Connect GmbH is developing a next generation infotainment system for a large German automobile manufacturer. Since the system will be globally rolled out Preh Car Connect Japan Corporation in Tokyo was established in December 2016. Through the establishment of its Japanese base, which has development and test center functions, it expects joint development with the automobile industry gain new momentum and for advanced technology to be introduced in Japan in the future.
For the establishment of its subsidiary in Japan, JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided temporary office space, consultation (on visas and labor matters) and referral to service providers (administrative scriveners, tax accountants, real estate agents and banks).