Based in our Oxford Centre for Innovation, tech company Createc launches a new business in Tokyo, Japan.

After ten years of successful operation in the region, including many first-of-a-kind operations supporting decommissioning at Fukushima Daiichi following the 2011 nuclear disaster, Createc has decided to expand operations in Asia to form Createc East-Asia GK.

The company focuses on the commercial potential of ideas and innovations for real world applications, including some of the world’s most challenging problems like nuclear waste. They are the team behind some of the most advanced technologies in robotics, computer vision and radiation measurement and won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in 2018 and for Innovation in 2019. They currently have offices in Oxford and Cumbria, and now Japan too.

Createc CEO, Matt Mellor, said; “As one of the first UK companies to respond to the crisis at Fukushima, we’re incredibly proud to have developed our relationships in Japan to this point. It’s exciting to see innovative companies leveraging our cutting-edge capabilities in imaging, sensing and robotics to solve some of the most challenging problems both within the nuclear industry, and beyond.”

The new business, located in Tokyo’s thriving Chiyoda district, will be led locally by Managing Director, Katsunori Koarai, and from the UK by Sales Director, Mark Sharpe. Koarai San said: “The new business will radically transform the level of local support and partnership we provide to our existing customers and remove many of the barriers of international trade, making things more efficient and providing a better overall experience.”

Mark Sharpe said: “This is just the beginning for Createc East Asia. We want to work closely with customers across the region to understand the problems we can help solve using our specialist technical capabilities, in both the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. We also want to help UK businesses supplying innovative technology solutions overcome the challenges of international trade with Japan, becoming a trade partner for businesses we believe in.”

Good luck, Createc!

For more information on Createc, see here.