WHY SHIZUOKA

World Wide Top Brands

HONDA, SUZUKI, YAMAHA, KAWAI, TAMIYA

These brands established their headquarters or main factories in Shizuoka Prefecture. There is a high concentration of manufacturing industries in Shizuoka, such as, automobiles, motorcycles, musical instruments, electrical and precision machinery and so on.

Yamaha Motor Asia is Number 3 in rank for the Fastest Growing list of companies for 2003


 Fastest Growing 50 for 2003

1
SP Telecommunications
1027.94
26
LG-Caltex Oil Singapore
71.53
2
Universal Interchemicals Corp
296.42
27
Enterprise Promotion Centres
70.46
3
Yamaha Motor Asia
264.55
28
BOC Technologies Singapore
70.18
4
Uni-Charm (Singapore)
246.33
29
John Hancock Life Assurance Co
68.92
5
Air Services International
206.84
30
Louis Dreyfus Asia
68.86
6
Techwave Media Services
200.35
31
USC Electronics (S)
68.43
7
Eltek Energy
144.18
32
Centrepoint Properties
68.29
8
TETS Enterprises
132.91
33
Nico Steel Solutions (S)
66.71
9
BASF South East Asia
129.97
34
Fujitsu Devices Singapore
65.94
10
Cisco Systems (USA)
121.75
35
Ban Leong Technologies
65.74
11
Ocean Sky International
114.83
36
Tomen (Singapore) Electronics
64.72
12
SCM Microsystems (Asia)
106.31
37
Osim International
61.91
13
Raduga
103.04
38
Tramp Oil & Marine (Far East)
61.00
14
Comfort Automotive Services
101.52
39
G-Ace
59.51
15
Integrated Circuit Systems
95.87
40
Tech Group Singapore Ind
59.19
16
Microtronics Associates
95.61
41
Amtek Technology
57.87
17
Sut Sakra
95.05
42
Neat Technology
56.90
18
Procter & Gamble Asia
94.92
43
Wellington International Mgt Co
56.40
19
Smart Systems
92.83
44
Lantrovision (S)
56.33
20
Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering
90.45
45
Metron Technology (Singapore)
56.07
21
Hanson Aggregates (S)
86.81
46
Hui Hua Credit
54.50
22
Frontline Technologies Corporation
86.68
47
Parkway Group Healthcare
54.35
23
Foamtec (Singapore)
84.01
48
Aitop
52.43
24
Unicorn Oil Company
80.77
49
Euro-Asia Holidays
52.25
25
Sabic Asia Pacific
77.43
50
Sun Microsystems
51.32
 * Compounded annual growth rate of revenues over three years from April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2002.
 Source: DP Information

Many Foreign countries already recognize Shizuoka as a Region of Promise

There are already 190 foreign companies in a wide range of fields that have recognized the promise of Shizuoka and are operating in the prefecture. They are not only plants and laboratories but also branches, service centers and distribution centers. Among these are facilities of foreign companies, there are 54 major factories and laboratories in Shizuoka.

Our survey on the reason why these foreign companies set up facilities in Shizuoka clearly explain Shizuoka's great attraction. The appropriate price of land, good transportation, proximity to Tokyo and other big cities, high quality of water and electricity, high concentration of various kinds of industries with world top brands, thus providing a lot of business partners and subcontracts. More Info

Incentives for Investors

We encourage foreign and domestic investors by giving investment incentives.

- Subsidy of New Developing Industry Locating Project
- Subsidy of Community Industry Locating Project
- Regional Vitalization Financing

More Info on Incentives
More Info on Industrial environment of Shizuoka Prefecture