-Development of “&robot café system” will be accelerated-
[Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-] QBIT Robotics Corporation, a leading robotics service provider in Japan, announced its capital increase through third-party allocation for five assignees including Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kiyosu-shi, Aichi; President: Naoki Miyazaki) and Mori Trust Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Miwako Date). With this capital increase, QBIT Robotics accelerates its recruitment activity, and strengthens its organization for productization, sales and customer support.
QBIT Robotics is a robotics service provider aiming to create a fun and enjoyable society where everyone feels happy through robotics communication. QBIT Robotics was established in January 2018, mainly by members who has created and delivered cobot-based service for customers in restaurant, hotel, entertainment and other industries. Its innovative and unique business has been gaining prominence and expectation inside and outside of Japan. Currently QBIT Robotics is developing “&robot café system”, which is an all-in-one robot café system package containing programmed robot, coffee machines, cafe counter and other necessary equipments.
Following this capital increase, the company’s capital (including capital reserve) has become 491 million Japanese yen (as of June 10, 2019).
Toru Koyama, Director, Senior Managing Officer, of Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. said,
“we set ‘Boundless Creativity and Social Contribution’ as the management philosophy. Under our philosophy, we have established a corporate venture capital organization (Venture Investment Planning Office), in January 2019, to invest in startup companies that may form synergy with our core technologies to promote creation of new value. We aim to solve the human resource shortage problem in Japan by combining new technologies using our e-Rubber with QBIT Robotics’ cobot service.”
A spokesman of Mori Trust Co., Ltd. said,
“our company is proceeding ‘New Innovation Investment Strategy’ by setting up an investment budget of 20 billion Japanese yen to promote M&A and investment to startups, based on our mid-term vision statement ‘Advance2027’. We expect that QBIT Robotics’ cobot system for the service industry will contribute to quality improvement and labor shortage solution. Under the corporate slogan ‘Create the Future’, our group will aim to realize a more prosperous city through creating new business by improving business environment and collaborating with start-up companies.”
◆ QBIT Robotics upcoming business development plans
・Starting to accept orders for robot cafe package "&robot café system"
・Release of information on development and test operation status of its products
About QBIT Robotics
Company Name: QBIT Robotics Corporation
Address: 3F Hirakawacho Kaizaka Building, 1-6-8 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representatives: Masahiro Kano (Chairman & CSO), Hiroya Nakano (President & CEO)
Founded: January 2018
Business: Robotics System Integration and other related business
※Excerpt from the press release issued on June 10th. (This release is based on the information as of the same day)
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and Mori Trust Co., Ltd. also issued a press release about this capital increase.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.: website (English)
Mori Trust Co., Ltd.: website (Japanese)