Leading the Future of RETAIL
What do you get when you combine a wise animal with a new intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence + OWL = AWL
Like the creature, AWL solutions watch over brick and mortar shops. They complement our eyes and brains, working together with people to improve in-house productivity, raise efficiency, and create added value
As AI evolves, so has the way we work.
Our exploration in forming leading AI solutions has led us to a different perspective, one where the people who work day in and day out in brick and mortar stores are not viewed as a “cost”, but rather a valuable asset. Our goal, is to always be on the look out for the right combination of STORE × PEOPLE × TECHNOLOGY and continue to create new value throughout our lifetime.
Together with multinational members from 17 countries, AWL develops and offers AI camera solutions to solve issues and enhance value at retail stores. Through capital alliance with "SATUDORA", a drug store chain in Hokkaido, AWL has been conducting Proof-of-concept in the actual SATUDORA stores, and developing various AI features for store operations in a competitive price.
About AWL Vietnam, Inc.
AWL Vietnam, AWL's 100%-owned subsidiary is working with AI Laboratory at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The competent AI engineers who graduated the Laboratory were brought back in to Hanoi, Vietnam and are engaged in mid-and-long term research and development.
Established AI TOKYO LAB & Co. in Chuo-ku, TOKYO
Moved Head Office to Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku
Formed capital alliance with SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
Changed Corporate Name in Japanese also to AI TOKYO LAB & Co.
Established "AI HOKKAIDO LAB" in Hokkaido University as AI R&D site
Joint development of Smartphone Applications with Toyota Motor Corporation
"AI Engineer Training Courses" held with The Graduate School of Project Design
Developed "Sapporo AI Human Resources Development Programs" with Sapporo City
AI TOKYO LAB's "AI Engineer Courses" certified as "Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's the 4th Industrial Revolution Skill Course"
Established R&D site, "AI TOKYO LAB Vietnam" as 100%-owned subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam
Spin-off, AI contracted development business and AI education business to newly established companies
Changed company name to AWL, Inc.
New company named "AI TOKYO LAB Co., Ltd.", and transferred all shares to COCON Inc.
Changed name from “AI TOKYO LAB VIETNAM CO., Ltd.” to “AWL VIETNAM CO., LTD.” a 100%-owned subsidiary at Hanoi, Vietnam
Transferred to New Management Organization, changed major shareholders and built new partnership with SATUDORA HD
Appointed new Directors.
Raised Total JPY 810 Million in the Series A Round
Moved Head Office to Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku (current location)
- Company name
- AWL, Inc.
- 100,000,000 yen (Consolidated)
- President, Representative Director and CEO (Founder）
- Muneharu Kitade
- Director and CTO, Patent Attorney
- Yasuhiro Tsuchida
- Outside Director
- Hiroki Tomiyama
- Senior Technical Advisor
- Hidenori Kawamura (Professor, Hokkaido University, "Sapporo AI Lab" Lab Director)
- Auditor (Atterney)
- Fumimaro Kumagai
- Auditor (Accountant)
- Naoyuki Matsuoka
- Number of employees
- Tokyo Head Office
- #434 Shin-Tokyo Building 4F, 3-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
- Sapporo Head Office
- 1-20 Kita 8-jo Higashi 4-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908, Japan
- AI HOKKAIDO LAB
- #105 Hokudai Business Spring, 2 Kita 21-jo Nishi 12-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 001-0021, Japan
- Vietnam Office
- AWL Vietnam, Inc.
R904A, 9th floor, Sun Red River Building, 23 Phan Chu Trinh St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
President : Jun Miki
Tokyo Head Office (Tokyo)
#434 Shin-Tokyo Building 4F, 3-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
Direct access to JR, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-Line "Tokyo Station"/3 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho-Line "Yurakucho Station"
Sapporo Head Office (Hokkaido)
1-20 Kita 8-jo Higashi 4-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908, Japan
AI HOKKAIDO LAB (Hokkaido)
#105 Hokudai Business Spring, 2 Kita 21-jo Nishi 12-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 001-0021, Japan
(North Campus of Hokkaido University)