Nanophoton has relocated its Osaka office to Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture and opened a new Osaka showroom. Nanophoton has moved away from the Osaka University Suita Campus (Suita City, Osaka Prefecture), where it spent about 18 years, and is already active in its new location. We visited the new office and talked to some of the employees. (e-mail Newsletter editor-in-chief / freelance writer Takeshi Nemoto)
New Office is at
ICC Building 1F
3-1-7, Semba-nishi, Minoh, Osaka 562-0036, Japan
The new office is located near the Osaka University Minoh new campus, which will open in April. By the time the new station opens in 2023, the city will be even more vibrant.
The east side of the new office is glassed in. You can see the Raman microscope from the sidewalk outside.
The entrance to the showroom and the partition between it and the office are also transparent glass. The office is now larger and seems to be well received by the employees. Mr. Satoshi Kawata, Chairman of the Board, who was particular about the layout and interior design, explained, “I wanted the showroom to match the image of Nanophoton’s products, so I decided to use only black, white, and glass. Ms. Naoko Nakamura, who is in charge of accounting, said, “We can see the outside clearly and it has a sense of openness. I’m happy to have moved to a bright and clean office.
Mr. Hiroaki Minoura, Sales GM, said, “One of the main reasons for the move was to open a showroom. Just like our Tokyo showroom, we now have a spacious and magnificent showroom in Osaka in a convenient location for our customers. Please come and visit us.
Service Engineer, Mr. Shimabata said, “In the showroom, all of Nanophoton’s equipment is lined up so that you can see our strengths in various fields. Mr. Morifuji, also a service engineer, said, “The partition between the showroom and the office is made of transparent glass, so if we have any technical questions, we can immediately go to the office to explain.
After passing through the showroom, we find our office. In conjunction with the relocation, a free address system was introduced. Further in the back door, there is a separate room for the R&D Center. Mr. Saito, who is in charge of R&D, said, “At the R&D Center, we do all the research, development, design, and manufacturing. Although we are no longer affiliated with Han University, we still keep in touch with the university professors and continue to have meetings.
The chief’s office and the boardroom face the street-side windows.
Kengo Fujiwara, Director and Senior Managing Director, expressed his aspirations, “We will make a fresh start and accelerate our business to make this place the center of Raman in the world. Please come and visit our new office.