Regional Information Fukui

Monodzukuri (manufacturing) Fukui, ranked the highest in terms of happiness level in Japan

Your Regional Guide : Toshimasa Kanai

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3-17-1 Ohte, Fukui-city, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Manufacturing industry

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Electronics, Life science)

Attractive features

A cluster of automotive and electronic component / device and medical equipment industries is growing through the progress of high-level carbon-fiber- and titanium-processing technologies with applying the technologies cultivated by the local textile and lens-making industries.
At the same time, the Fukui Industrial Support Center and the Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center are the focal points of cooperative efforts between industry, academy and government in creating new, innovative technologies and industries.
An industrial park, Techno Port Fukui also has a cluster of chemical- / material-related and pharmaceutical companies taking advantage of the well developed industrial water processing facility of the prefectural cleanup center for the park.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • SEIREN Co.,Ltd.
  • Fukui Murata Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co.,Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry
  • Five advanced technologies are applied to the next-generation vehicles parts

1. Creation/processing technology for advanced materials (development of textile-related technologies, metal/plastic-related technologies)
2. Processing technology for titanium and magnesium (development of lens-making-related technologies)
3. Technology by application of high-degree lasers (development of machinery-related technologies and accumulation of new technologies by industry, academy, and government )
4. Biotechnology (utilization of promising technologies that are being emulated at universities)
5. Nuclear power-related technology (utilization of promising technologies of nuclear power plants and research institutions)