Musashi Announces an Investment in TANAAKK

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Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. (Global Headquarters: Toyohashi-city, Aichi, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroshi Otsuka, “Musashi”) has made a strategic investment in TANAAKK K.K. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Mr. Shoichiro Tanaka, “TANAAKK”).

Through collaboration with TANAAKK, Musashi aims to improve its corporate value through the promotion of Musashi's DX (Digital Transformation) strategy, as well as stepping towards being an innovative company, through the expansion into the cloud services developed by TANAAKK.

Musashi is moving beyond the framework of conventional automotive part manufacturing and aims to transform the business into an "Essential Company" with technology as its core, and in alignment of the 100-year vision "Go Far Beyond!". Musashi will accelerate these efforts through DevOps*1 and RevOps*2, which are technologies that are capable in solving innovative related hurdles that occur in a corporate’s internal new businesses, developed by TANAAKK.

*1 DevOps (Development Operations)
The improvement of processes and automation, initiated from the research and development phase through the product release stage. Such method includes certain quality tests, such as bugs and security, as well as product improvement through user feedback.

*2 RevOps (Revenue Operations)
The improvement of processes and automation, initiated from the lead acquisition phase through marketing activities to orders received through sales activities and upsell through customer success.

TANAAKK provides “Growth-as-a-Service” for corporate in-house startups to maximize shareholder value. The main product, HITSERIES, delivers a comprehensive set of DevOps and RevOps resources to empower migrating, building, and scale-up SaaS products based on Azure or AWS. TANAAKK Law Firm support HITSERIES with professional service of calculating valuation of those startups to set right capital structure, appropriate growth scheme, proper milestones and KPIs from early stage all the way to exit into NASDAQ or Tokyo Stock Exchange.

【About Musashi】
Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. is a global auto parts Tier1 company for automobiles and motorcycles, whose headquarters is located in Toyohashi, Japan. It has 35 manufacturing sites spreading across Europe, North and South America, China, and South East Asia. Musashi specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing products such as Differential Assemblies, Transmission Gears and Assemblies, and Linkage and Suspension (L&S) products especially for the future automobiles including electric and autonomous vehicles. Musashi is also generating and expanding new businesses through open innovation with global startups to contribute to the SDGs in wider business domains. Musashi AI, a leading-edge AI technology subsidiary to lead Industry 4.0, is one of the examples.
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