Member Focus - ONODA Inc.
From the interview with Mitsutaka Mitsui
1. What is your connection to Ireland?
We have an exclusive sales contract in Japan with an Irish company called RATHBORNES 1488.
Here is more information: https://rathbornes1488.jp/
2. How did your company first become involved in the IJCC?
We learned about the IJCC through the booth of RATHBORNES 1488, which was exhibited at the exhibition "Maison & Object" held in the fall of 2017.
3. You recently renewed the company name from Helios Holdings to Onoda Inc. What brought you to this change?
At the same time as changing the company name, we are proceeding with organizational reforms that will earn the trust of our external business partners.
4. What areas of growth do you see for your company (or sector) in the next 12 to 24 months?
We will promote expansion toward Asian countries and Central and South America, aiming for further business development.
Our International Business Division will work on a wide range of projects from public works projects such as ODA (Official Development Assistance) projects aiming at infrastructure development in developing countries, as well as private projects.
In the prepaid gas meter installation business, we received an order for 380,000 units in Bangladesh by last year. In the future, we will propose the introduction of the gas-related infrastructure project in Mexico and Indonesia. We will also develop private-sector businesses in collaboration with TANITA, Ajinomoto, Chlorella Industry, etc.
The wholesale sector of our Domestic Business Division has been selling world-class gems to major department stores, and the e-commerce sector has been operating an online shop that handles household goods. We aim for further development in those sectors.
More information about our company: https://onoda-inc.jp/blog/blogcategory/media/