Aeronext (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO Keisuke Toji), the next generation drone company, has established Aeronext Shenzhen Ltd., in Shenzhen, China, as a base for developing the Chinese market. Kazufumi Kawanoue, with extensive links to the Chinese drone industry, has been appointed as General Manager. He will engage in application development, customer development, sales and marketing and licensing business promotion in the Chinese market. For many years, he has facilitated both business and academic ties surrounding the drone industry, as well as connecting Japanese and Chinese drone professionals.
In order to develop the optimal design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and multicopter airframes, Aeronext has fundamentally redesigned the structure of the airframe and developed its own center of gravity control technology that we call 4D GRAVITY®. We have built a strong patent portfolio to make this unique 4D GRAVITY® a standard technology in UAVs, and we promote global adoption of our 4D GRAVITY® technology through our licensing business. A milestone in our global expansion was the Shenzhen international “Nanshan Entrepreneurship Star Contest 2018” competition held in Shenzhen last November, where we won both the third place prize overall and the Intellectual Property Award. We are grateful for all of the support from Nanshan District People’s Government of Shenzhen City, Shenzhen City Drone Industry Association, Shenzhen Tsinghua University Research Institute, and their encouragement regarding business development in China.
Close to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, referred to as the “Chinese Silicon Valley,” has a fast-growing economy, with many entrepreneurs, investors and development companies. Home to countless small and medium size manufacturers and hardware innovators, Shenzhen also has hundreds of drone related companies. This is why Aeronext has chosen Shenzhen as the next step in Aeronext’s global strategy.
Mr. Kawanoue came to Beijing for a short-term language study in 2005 at the Beijing Language and Culture University and has been involved with customer development for both Japanese companies’ store operations in China and Chinese companies with interests in Japan. He began research in Taiwan and Shenzhen on drones, planned drone events for both Japanese and Chinese participants, and planned industrial tours, as well. Currently living in Shenzhen, he develops local networks among industry, government, and academia, mainly in the Shenzhen and Bay areas, establishing relationships with industry groups, entrepreneur communities, incubators, accelerators, university communities. He will look to support outreach to Japanese companies and subsequent business development. He has unparalleled knowledge of the drone industry and has built a wide network in the Japan-China drone industry.
In welcoming Mr. Kawanoue and establishing Aeronext Shenzhen Ltd., Aeronext aims to fully develop a “drone premised society” and “the new airspace economy.”
Aeronext Shenzhen Ltd. [Company Information]
- Location: Nanshan District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province China
- Business: Promotion of 4D GRAVITY® technology, application development, customer development, sales and marketing
- Capitalization: 1 million Yuan
About Aeronext Inc.
In order to develop the optimal design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and multicopter airframes, Aeronext researches Drone Architecture. Aeronext’s guiding principle for drone architecture is attitude control, and our center of gravity control, 4D GRAVITY®. 4D GRAVITY® is the core of multiple strengths we bring to drone architecture.
For details on Aeronext, please see: https://aeronext.com/company/