Oita Industrial Creation Organization

Oita Prefecture has a well-balanced location of a wide range of industries such as steel, petroleum, chemicals, semiconductors, machinery, automobiles, and medical equipment. The shipment value of manufactured products in Oita Prefecture (2018) is approximately 4,438.8 billion yen (the second among the seven prefectures in Kyushu).

Manufacturing industry in Oita Prefecture

Oita Prefecture has a well-balanced location of a wide range of industries such as steel, petroleum, chemicals, semiconductors, machinery, automobiles, and medical equipment. The shipment value of manufactured products in Oita Prefecture (2018) is approximately 4,438.8 billion yen (the second among the seven prefectures in Kyushu).

(1)History of industrial agglomeration

  • 1959: Construction of the Oita Coastal Industrial Zone began. Since then, Japanese leading companies in oil refining, petrochemicals, steel, and electric power have established themselves here.
  • 1964: Oita area designated as a new industrial city.
  • 1970: Toshiba Oita Plant Started operations (Oita City)
  • 1972: A steel mill that combines the world most advanced technologies of the time was established (NIPPON STEEL).
  • 1984: The northern part of the prefecture was designated as an advanced technology industrial cluster area. Canon, Sony, and other semiconductor and electronics-related companies are concentrated in the area.
  • 2004: Daihatsu Kyushu Oita Plant began operations (Nakatsu City). The concentration of automobile-related companies advanced.
  • 2005: Oita LSI Cluster Formation Promotion Committee was established.
  • 2006: Oita Automobile Related Companies Association was established.

(2)Oita Prefecture organization to support the industry

  • Oita LSI Cluster Formation Promotion Committee (2005-)
  • Oita Automobile Related Companies Association (2006-)
  • Oita Electromagnetic Applied Technology Research Group (2007- )
  • Oita Energy Industry Business Association (2012- )
  • Oita Industrial Complex Enterprise Association (2012- )
  • Oita Food Industry Business Association (2014- )
  • Oita Medical Robot and Equipment Industry Association (2016- )
  • Oita Drone Association (2017- )

Introduction of Oita Prefecture

Oita Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of the island called "Kyushu" in the southwestern part of Japan. Kyushu is known as the "gateway to Asia" because it is close to South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
  • It covers an area of 6,340 ㎢ and has a population of about 1.1 million.
  • It is rich in nature.
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries(dried shiitake mushrooms, Kabosu lime, Seki aji(horse mackerel) and Seki saba(mackerel))are thriving.
    It is famous for its high production in the manufacturing industry.

Blessed with a warm climate, the hot springs have the largest amount of spring water in Japan.

There are also many historical and cultural attractions such as shrines, temples, and castle ruins.

Japanese largest geothermal power plant, the Hatchobaru Geothermal Power Plant, is also located in Oita, and Oita self-sufficiency rate for renewable energy is 40.2% (2017), the highest in Japan.

Outline of Oita Industrial Creation Organization

The Oita Industrial Creation Organization (OICO) is an affiliated organization of Oita Prefecture, and is a "core support organization" established in each prefecture to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and promote regional industries. We were established in April 1999 through the merger of three organizations that provide support to SMEs in the areas of transaction, technological development, and information technology.

Main business

  • Consultation on management issues
  • Holding seminars to improve the skills of SMEs
  • Mediation of business transactions
  • Support for Kaizen
  • Support for new product development
  • Oganizing business meetings and exhibitions
  • Startup support
  • Support for challenging advanced technology

Examples of support

  • We established the “Oita Aerospace Industry Entry Study Group" for companies seeking to enter the aerospace industry, holding study sessions and individual matchmaking.
  • In 2017, we introduced four companies in Oita to the Kyushu Institute of Technology project to develop and manufacture the small low-orbit environmental observation satellite Tenko.

Message

We would like to introduce the strengths of Oita Prefecture manufacturing companies to the world.

In addition to the five companies introduced here, we can also introduce you to other companies in Oita Prefecture in response to your requests for prototype production with companies in Oita or for expansion into Oita, so please contact us.