[Press Release] AWL Announces Dual Head Office Structure
AWL Announces Dual Head Office Structure
Tokyo, Japan – March 18, 2021 – AWL, Inc. (“The Company”, Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, President: Muneharu Kitade), a Hokkaido University-certified venture company and leading edge AI camera solutions provider, has announced that it resolved, at its Board of Directors Meeting held on February 24, 2021, to establish “Sapporo Head Office” and dual Head Office structure along with current Tokyo Head Office as of March 16.
1. The Purpose of the establishment of “Sapporo Head Office”
In October 2017, the Company established “AI HOKKAIDO LAB” as a research and development center on the campus of Hokkaido University. Since then, we have built a solid development structure in Sapporo through a commitment to developing cutting-edge AI solutions. In addition, key functions such as corporate division, which is in charge of international recruitment and development management division are gathered in Sapporo. With a view toward further enhancement of functions and increase of personnel, the Company have decided to set up “Sapporo Head Office” in addition to “AI HOKKAIDO LAB”, in a complex facility located at Kita 8 Jo, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City to conduct key operations for business continuity as a Head Office. And with this change, the Tokyo / Sapporo dual Head Office structure has been established.
At the complex facility, SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO., LTD., which has been striving to implement the “Digital Transformation of physical store” has its headquarters. There also is an innovation platform “EZO HUB SAPPORO”, created aiming at connecting each and every people, matters, and things in the community with “BOOK LOUNGE”, the space of wisdom of over 3,000 books and “HUB SPACE”, the event space to create communication inside and outside the company. On the first floor is a drug store “SATUDORA Kita 8 Jo store”, which enables the Company to conduct from PoC utilizing the physical store to research, development and product planning for commercialization. The Company intends to accelerate “social implementation of AI” under new structure.
Building a corporate culture of diversity together with global talents from 17 countries, The Company will continue to develop innovative and state-of-the-art technology which makes society better and contribute to growth of Sapporo as a member of the Sapporo local community.
2．Sapporo Head Office Overview
(1) Date of establishment: March 16, 2021
(2) Address: 4-1-20 Kita 8-Jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908, Japan
(3) Remarks: Tokyo Head Office remains to be the Head Office under the Companies Act, and there is no change in the address of the registered Head Office of the Company.
(4) “Sapporo Head Office” functions
1. Core functions such as AI research and development and product development.
2. Logistics operation from product procurement, kitting to sales.
3. Core corporate functions such as Human Resource, General Affair, Development Management, and Intellectual Property.
■Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan’s major financial newspaper featured the Company.
AWL establishes Head Office along with Tokyo Head Office, office opening in Sapporo accelerated / March 16, 2021
AWL, a Hokkaido University-certified startup establishes Head Office in Sapporo, as Dual Head Office in Tokyo / March 17, 2021
Chief Executive Officer ：Muneharu Kitade, President
Address ：[Tokyo Head Office] Shin-Tokyo Building 4F 434, 3-3-1
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 Japan
：[Sapporo Head Office] 4-1-20 Kita 8-Jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908 Japan
Established ：June, 2016
Business ：Edge AI Camera Solutions Business
URL ： https://awl.co.jp
Fujimatsu, Uchida / AWL, Inc.
TEL : 03-6671-7392
FAX : 050-3156-2325