Regional Information Shiga

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Manufacturing industry (headquarters of companies in growing industries, mother plant, research and development facilities)

(Related sectors: Environment and energy, Life science, Others)

Attractive features

With the cluster of manufacturing businesses of a wide variety of areas, research and development bases including mother plants and research and development bases with development function are increasingly being attracted to the location. Further, the cluster of 13 universities in various fields, including science and technology, medical science, biotechnology, and sports, allows the securing of excellent human resources. Coordination between industry, academia, and government is also active. Currently, the development of medical devices and health management equipment is being promoted, utilizing sophisticated regional manufacturing technology. Regional health support service businesses utilizing such equipment have been created through cooperation between companies, universities, medical institutes, financial institutes, and the government, under the concept of “Shiga Health Special Zone.”

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

KANEKA CORPORATION, Toray Industries, Inc., NSK Ltd., NSK Ltd., Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd., OMRON Corporation, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, NIPRO CORPORATION, Nitto Denko Corporation, Sumitomo Precision Products CO.,LTD., Asahi Kasei Corp., GUNZE LIMITED, Japan Vilene Company, Ltd., SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Lithium Energy Japan, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., KYOCERA Corporation, TOTO LTD., MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION, Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co. Ltd., Bayer Yakuhin Ltd., Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. , Asahi Kasei Jyuko Co., Ltd. , PanaHome Corporation, Noevir Co.,Ltd., Daifuku Co., Ltd., FANCL B&H CORPORATION, Toyokagaku Co. Ltd., DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD., Sekisui Jushi Corporation, SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd., FUJITEC CO., LTD., Bridgestone Corporation., Maruho Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Product Shiga Co., Ltd., ACHILLES CORPORATION, Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc. , Nagahama Canon Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, YANMAR CO., LTD., Morishita Jintan Co., Ltd., Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., IRISOHYAMA INC., SAKATA INX CORPORATION, Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd., Taiyoseiki co.,ltd. and others (inconsecutive)

Principal foreign companies in the industry

Japan Vilene Co.,Ltd., Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Croda Japan KK., RECARO Japan Co., Ltd., Amphenol Japan,Ltd., 、The Procter&Gamble Company of Japan Limited., KERN-LIEBERS K.K., IOXUS Japan Inc., Taitoh trading, AstraZeneca K.K., etc. (in no particular order)