Regional Information Kitakyushu city

KITAKYUSHU Environment and Technology City

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Automobile industry

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

Kitakyushu City and its surrounding areas have become the center of the automobile industry, with the production volume about 1.6 million. The location of the city allows quick access to production bases of finished car manufacturers and major automotive component manufacturers, and there are a variety of physical distribution facilities nearby. These include the international trading port, Kitakyushu Port, and Kitakyushu Airport, which is in service 24-hours a day. For these reasons, a great number of automotive-related companies have production facilities here.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Aisin SeikiCo., Ltd.
  • Ishikawa METAL FINISHING CO. LTD
  • Kitakyushu Plant, PLASTIC OMNIUM K.K.
  • INTER SEIKO CO., LTD.
  • Kyushu Plant, Automotive Window Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Kyushu Plant, Otakikou K.K.
  • KitaKyushu Plant, Kawamurakoki Seisakusho Co.,Ltd.
  • Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • KYUSHU SHIROKI CO., LTD.
  • Kitakyushu Plant, Sakae Riken Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Kitakyushu Plant, JSP Corporation
  • JETT Inc.
  • Daifuku Co., Ltd.
  • CHIYODA INDUSTRIES Kyushu CO., LTD.
  • DENSO KYUSYU Co., Ltd.
  • Kokura Plant, TOYO CORK MANUFACTURING CORP.
  • T-Turret CO., LTD.
  • Kokura Plant, TOYOTA MOTOR KYUSHU, INC.
  • Kitakyusyu Plant, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Namiunit K.K.
  • Kitakyushu Plant, Bridgestone Corporation
  • Mitsui Stamping Co.,Ltd.
  • Kitakyushu Plant, Yawata Metal Co., Ltd.
  • Kitakyushu Plant, YOKOYAMA SEIKO Co., LTD.
Principal foreign companies in the industry

PLASTIC OMNIUM

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

A number of universities and research institutes are based at the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park Project. The Car Electronics Centre was founded through an industry-academy-government collaboration and its aim is to promote collaborative research and development through industry-academia collaboration. Three graduate schools are taking on the development of highly qualified personnel by collaborating to start car electronics course and other courses. Furthermore, industry-academy collaboration research workshops are organized using the “seeds” from research institutes including universities, and joint-seminars are produced.