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SWIFT Engineering Inc., founded in the US state of California in 1983, is a manufacturing company specialized in unmanned systems, autonomous control systems, robotics
After 2000, the company pivoted its main business to
Expecting increased demand for drones in the Japanese market, SWIFT Engineering established its first overseas base in Kobe, Hyogo in April 2018, a joint venture company with the Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), Graduate School of Information Technology. The company’s primary business will evolve around the operation of drone “Swift 020” and the provisions of data services which will be based on software developed by Swift Engineering. It also plans to actively expand its operations not only in Japan but also in countries in Asia and Africa by utilizing international students enrolled in KIC Graduate School of Information Technology,
To assist with the establishment of the company’s base in Japan, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided consultation on registration, information on incentive programs and referred local government officials.