Business Expanding Demcon, a Dutch company that supports companies in development and manufacturing through open innovation, establishes a Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo

Jul 30, 2021

DemconExternal site: a new window will open. is a Dutch company that is successful in executing the model of open innovation, supporting companies in product development, prototype manufacturing, and production. Established in 1993, the company has become a group of 11 bases in four countries with 750 employees and 16 affiliated companies.


  • Biotechnology & Lifescience
  • Service
  • Other
  • Netherlands

In the fields of healthcare, high tech, safety, sustainability, and communications, in which major companies and others develop new technologies and products that accompany difficulties, Demcon works with them at various stages of product development to resolve technical challenges and supports them to enter the market at the right time. Another advantage of its service is that it offers flexible arrangements for intellectual property rights with the client company.

When the COVID-19 infection spread rapidly in 2020, the company made a major contribution by developing, testing, and manufacturing an artificial respirator in about one month at the request of the Dutch government.

In October 2020, the company established DEMCON Japan Co., Ltd. in Tokyo with the aim of developing new customers and responding to existing customers. The company has already successfully collaborated with NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, a medical device manufacturer with expertise in monitoring and sensing technologies, on the joint development of high-end medical systems in Japan.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits the company that manufactures artificial respirators to combat COVID-19

Upon establishing its Japanese base, JETRO's Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided market information.

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