In his address to open the event, AGC Group CEO Yoshinori Hirai commented, "The facility was named the AGC Yokohama Technical Center after 'Yokohama' because the port has always actively embraced and developed new culture since its opening. AGC will contribute to the further development of Japan's manufacturing industry by developing cutting-edge technologies while integrating internal and external technologies in Yokohama, where a number of development bases are being successively established."
■Overview of the AGC Yokohama Technical Center
|Site name||AGC Yokohama Technical Center|
|Location||1-1 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa|
|General Manager||Shigekuni Inoue|
|Number of employees||Approx. 1,500|
|Main businesses||R&D, manufacture of cover glass for car-mounted displays and architectural glass|
■Outline of the new R&D building
In the new research building, in addition to the AGC-exclusive area (SECURITY ZONE), a collaborative space AO (AO/AGC OPEN SQUARE) has been established as a place to accelerate collaboration with external partners such as clients, academia, and venture companies. See below for more information.