VFR aims to innovate the drone industry with new management structure – Accelerating the expansion of the drone mass production development business and related services –
VFR Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Koichiro Yuasa, hereinafter referred to as VFR) will partially change its management system from November 25, 2022, a move that can be said to be a revolution aimed at solving the challenges and problems of the drone industry. I’m going to work on it. In addition, we will accelerate the expansion of related services such as drone mass production development projects and pilot training, in preparation for the imminent “flight beyond visual line of sight without assistance in manned areas” (Level 4 below).
-Changes in Management Structure-
Change of Outside Director (November 25, 2022)
New Outside Director Soki Ohmae
Retired Outside Director Kotaro Chiba
*There are no other changes to outside directors.
Outside Director Souki Ohmae
Founded Creative Hope Co., Ltd. in 2002 and developed web/IT consulting with an emphasis on strategy. Based on marketing strategy, branding strategy, scientific web analysis based on data analysis, etc., as a consultant, he leads many projects of companies and organizations in Japan and overseas to success. Since 2014, he has been working as a drone grapher (R). March 2016 Drone Movie Contest 2016 Semi-Grand Prix winner. Appointed to the DRONE FUND Advisory Board in May 2017. In October 2017, he became a radio personality at Tokyo FM series FUTURES. In charge of the overall supervision of the Yomiuri TV drone scenic travelogue that was broadcast from March to August 2018. In September 2018, he became a co-representative partner of DRONE FUND. Business Breakthrough University/Graduate School Professor (specializing in digital marketing)
·Date of birth
May 23, 1974
We, the Drone Fund, have set the goal of creating a society based on drones and air mobility, and feel the need for the drones and air mobility industry to start up early for the further development of human society. Among them, I am convinced that the core team is a company that understands manufacturing and can propose support for mass production and improvement of service levels. Especially 2023 will be a year of development and acceleration for the drone industry. I will do my best so that VFR will trust me and entrust me with a position that can support their growth.
-Future business development of VFR-
VFR Co., Ltd. is currently promoting the following three businesses, and after the establishment of a new management system, we will strive for further business growth toward the social implementation of drones.
1. ToA (Take off Anywhere) business
Mass production development and manufacturing of hardware that clears strict safety standards for a “drone-based society”.
We develop everything from drone infrastructure to network linkage that enables complete automation as a package. We develop and mass-produce safe aircraft for Level 3 and Level 4 logistics aircraft. 2. ToB (B to B) business
Modularization of drone technology and open platform of supply chain. We will enter the industrial IoT field and build a platform for SW and HW development and manufacturing.
We manage and return intellectual property (IP) created through alliances with partner companies.
3. ToC (B to B to C) business
Development support, skill support, social implementation support and services that apply VR technology.
We provide manufacturing consulting and services that support a decentralized society. We clarify requirements for problem solving and provide necessary goods and services. Drone training on actual aircraft enables training in difficult environments, increases pilot experience, and prevents accidents.
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Company name: VFR Inc. (VFR ∕ VFR Inc.)
Location: Ebisu Garden Place Tower 31F, 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Koichiro Yuasa, President and Representative Director Date of establishment: March 12, 2020
Business description: Planning, design, manufacturing, sales, repair, maintenance, inspection, import and export of industrial drones, small unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, etc.) and associated software, as well as contract design, manufacturing and repair. Technical support, design support, production and sales operation support, planning support, etc., incidental to these.
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