Thames Valley - Kansai partnership to support digitalising UK manufacturing

Joint Press Release by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Bridge Management

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11 May 2021

Integral Technology Ltd. (Integral Technology) and Ocean Bridge Management Ltd (OBM), a Global member of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC), have agreed to introduce Integral Technology’s innovative CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) solution to support UK and European manufacturing industry.

Integral Technology (Osaka, Japan) provides CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) automation software, which drastically improves modelling quality and reduces time spent on design and simulation.  Integral Technology’s software can review and modify CAD lines and assemble CAD parts.  This makes it possible to automate the entire modelling process after the CAD image through final reporting.  

“From my own experience in designing and modelling over the last 30 years, I understand that the modelling process is time-consuming and meshing quality is not necessarily  consistent.  These are real challenges for manufacturers when they are under pressure to release new models more quickly than before.  Based on our strong passion to help manufactures to increase productivity and safety of their products, we developed our software. Since we were established in 2007, we have been trusted by Japanese major manufacturers including automotive OEMs. We are pleased to announce that, with OBM, our official distributor, now we can support companies in the UK and Europe.”, says Hirokazu Nishiura, CEO and Founder of Integral Technology.

“Over the last 8 years, we have developed a special regional relationship with Kansai in Japan and have supported to create business opportunities between both regions.  We are delighted to hear that Integral Technology from Osaka (in the Kansai region) has made the first step in the UK by partnering with OBM.  

The Thames Valley is at the heart of the UK’s high-performance technology cluster, a global destination for engineering, innovation and business development. Many F1 motor-racing teams are based here including Williams; Renault; Red Bull and Haas F1, and the region is fast becoming a growing base for international Tier 1 and 2 suppliers. We look forward to seeing new business flourishing between Integral Technology and Thames Valley companies.”, says Paul Britton, Chief Executive of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce”.

As the first step, Integral Technology has registered with “Meet the Buyer” organised by SMMT and “Made Smarter, the UK government led platform to digitalise manufacturing.

“Integral Technology’s innovative technology has been trusted by many Japanese manufacturers who require very high standards.  The company was also selected by the Japanese Cabinet Office to join the overseas accelerator programme for Japanese start-ups and scale-ups and successfully completed the programme. Now Integral Technology is ready to support companies in the UK and Europe.

In the UK, high-value manufacturing has been one of the key areas of focus and based on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge was established to proceed digitalisation of the manufacturing industry.  I sincerely hope this UK-Japan collaboration will help many UK manufacturers. 

"OBM is delighted to have this opportunity thanks to invaluable efforts of the Japanese Cabinet office and the Osaka Business Development Agency.  The Osaka Business Development Agency has played a key role to manage the relationship on behalf of the Osaka startup ecosystem consortium.”, says Masako Eguchi-Bacon, CEO of OBM and Head of Japan Desk at TVCC.

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Introduction to Integral Technology on our website is here.


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