Latest UpdatesFrench developer of on-board electronics and vehicle inspection systems ACTIA establishes Japanese subsidiary in Yokohama
Apr 15, 2020
Based in France, ACTIA specializes in designing, manufacturing, operating and supporting electronics in the automotive, railway, aeronautics, space, defense, energy and telecommunications fields.
It is a midsize family-run company established in 1986 that currently has more than 3,700 employees worldwide working at 24 bases in 16 countries. It has two divisions: automotive and telecommunications. The automotive division has had worldwide (EU, USA, China, India…) auto manufacturers as customers, including those involved in not only passenger cars, but also trucks, buses, construction machinery, agricultural machinery and special-purpose vehicles. ACTIA has developed on-board electronic systems as well as vehicle inspections for vehicle telematics systems*, human-machine interfaces such as for dashboards and on-board entertainment, multiplexed electronic architecture, vehicle electrification components (e-mobility) as well as embedded parts and inspection equipment (scanning tools).
The telematics system of the company has been adopted worldwide by a variety of major automotive manufacturers and established the company as a worldwide leader in the truck and bus markets. In addition, their 30-year experience in the vehicle inspection field as a world-first inventor of automotive service inspection tools enables them to gain the trust of aftermarket related companies like automobile manufacturers and service garages in the world.
Having been actively involved in automotive cyber security and development of regulations and standards for safety and data communications has allowed them to provide the latest solutions by understanding market needs in advance.
After ACTIA established a representative office in Japan in 2017, it began market research and information gathering. Following that, ACTIA Japan was established in Yokohama, Kanagawa, in September 2019 to expand sales of on-board electronics as well as diagnostic systems and control devices (ECU) in the Japanese market and to support local customers.
To assist with the establishment of its corporation in Japan, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided consultation on registration and labor matters and information on the market, local government incentives and recruiting. It also introduced service providers, such as a real estate company, and local governments.
* Telematics refers to technology that makes it possible to gauge the operating status of a vehicle by installing on-board devices with telecommunication and GPS functions.