Regional Information Yamagata

Yamagata, boasting international-level state-of-the-art biotechnology and organic electronics technologies

Your Regional Guide : Kazunori Watanabe

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8-1 Matsunami, Yamagata city
Tel: +81-23-630-3127 Fax: +81-23-630-2695


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The information below is as of November 2017.

Automobile and Transport Equipment

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment, Aircraft)

Attractive features
  • It is ranked among the top regions in the Tohoku area in terms of the number of automotive parts and accessories businesses as well as the size of shipment value
  • High concentration of basic technologies (metals, machinery, electrical/electronics, information and communications, transportation, and precision manufacturing)
  • Potential for development of needs-responsive manufacturing network led by private industry
  • Practical application of research results of cutting-edge projects (organic electronics, ultraprecision machining)
Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • Mtex Matsumura Corporation
  • Katagiri Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
  • Micron Machinery Co.,Ltd.
Principal foreign companies in the industry
  • MAHEL Engine Components Japan Corporation
  • KEB Japan
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Yamagata Research Institute of Technology
  • Yamagata University
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Yamagata aims to utilize its well-developed technological cluster in ultra precision machining technology and other cutting-edge technologies to help it achieve ultra precision machining technology which enhances machining accuracy to the nano level through collaborative efforts between industry (Society for Die and Precision Machining), academy (Yamagata University, Tohoku University, etc.), and government (Yamagata Research Institute of Technology).