Investment in Ubiden, Inc.

  • April 7, 2023

OMRON VENTURES CO., LTD. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Tomoko Inoue) is pleased to announce that it has invested in Ubiden, Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO & Co-founder: Norio Yamaguchi), a provider of an electric vehicle (EV) IoT charging service.

In an attempt to resolve problems caused by global climate change, the Japanese Government has pledged itself to achieve carbon neutrality, a state of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, by 2050. In order to realize a sustainable society, individuals must take the initiative to make changes in their lifestyles.
To address this major social challenge, Ubiden provides WeCharge, an innovative EV IoT charging service that gives people easy access to electricity. Driven by the mission, 窶弸ou must design the future of electricity,窶 this tech startup designs an electricity grid that allows people to freely use their preferred electricity, anywhere, anytime, unrestricted by location or the planet窶冱 health.
Launched in 2021, WeCharge supports EV charging infrastructure, which is essential in popularizing EVs, by developing an electricity grid that allows people to charge their battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) easily according to their needs in a variety of places, such as condominium parking lots, company premises, and commercial facilities.

WeChargeWeCharge supports each user窶冱 life with handy EV charging options through its smartphone application

Through the investment in Ubiden, OVC aims to 窶彗chieve carbon neutrality,窶 one of the social issues addressed by OMRON, by helping to develop energy systems that strike a balance between safety, security, and convenience and the natural environment.

笆 Ubiden, Inc. Company Profile


Company Name Ubiden, Inc.
CEO Norio Yamaguchi
Location Minato-ku, Tokyo (Headquarters)
Establishment April 2019
Business Lines Management and operation of charging service,
environmental value creation business

OMRON VENTURES CO., LTD. is a corporate venture capital established to create innovation driven by social needs by investing and engaging in joint development with startups from around the globe with original technologies and ideas, with a view toward offering solutions to social issues laid out in OMRON窶冱 long-term vision 窶彜haping the Future 2030.窶 Currently, focus domains for its investments include FA, smart cities, digital health, and energy management.
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About OMRON Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a leading automation company with its core competencies in Sensing & Control + Think technology, and is engaged in a wide range of businesses including industrial automation, healthcare, social systems, and electronic components. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation, OMRON contributes to the advancement of manufacturing that will support a sustainable society through solutions and service that innovates our customers窶 production sites.
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