Accelerating Business & Technology with Japan

What We Do

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Sourcing & Procurement - Source and distribution from EU, Asia, US, 10 Countries+for your North American production plants. Finding the right products and materials for your need is very difficult and time consuming as well as labor intensive.

Business Development – Marketing and development to sell and distribute top notch technology & products to 5 countries import, export, three-way trade mainly amongst Asia (Japan) and North American manufacturers. We will develop & build your new sales channels.

TECHNOLOGY TEAM

Sales, Implement, Support, and Development of IT - related hardware & software, IoT/IIoT, DB, Ultra-Fast Production Scheduler ASPROVA, to Service Robot, AGVs.

Search Technology - Access to over 400,000 Japanese & U.S. manufacturers to search and find the last piece of puzzle of your technology/products to enhance and/or complete your products.

Environmental Health & Safety compliance - Support for industry standards, ISO, ISO/TS as well as cleaning and recycling of your oil surveillance robot for safety, etc.
Contact: Corner Stone (ask for ITA discount and earn Minority Purchase Credits)

WHY?

"Constantly Updating and Securing the best technology & product suppliers is important today. Being able to procure and distribute as reliably including business support with SCM. Our Business Group & Technology Group will save manufacturing industries’ time and labor to stay competitive. Ultimately, we wish to bring-in 400,000 Japanese manufacturers to the U.S. market which are not here yet to establish hyper-effective ECO-System is the goal to activate & revitalize the U.S. and Asian economies."

NAICS Codes

4238, 4239, 4236, 4234

Clients

Our clients range from a venture company to FORTUNE 500 companies exceeding 300 clients in North America and Asia (Japan).

Major Clients
DENSO / General Motors / JETRO / McKinsey / LINKERS / Meiji Corporation / Mitsubishi Electric Automation / MIT / NOZAKI / TI / TOPY Industries / TORAY / TOYOTA Group Companies and 300+ clients...

10 countries
Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan, UK, US and continue to add more.

5 countries
Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and continue to add more.

About Us

Established

December 1980, An Illinois Company

Milestone  

1980's

One of the promise made to the U.S. government during the establishment of ITA were
  1. to bring Japanese companies into the US.
  2. export U.S. products and technologies to Japan and Asia.
  3. through above works, established technology transfers to Japan, establishing JV company in US. In order to keep the promise, ITA supported many companies and provided them with marketing and sales & distribution to the companies from Japan. (Some examples are; NIKKEN (Largest rental company in Japan), NIKKO (Largest radio controlled toy maker in Japan), MEIJI Corporation (Leading industrial distributor in Japan), ) The first export was flexo printing press from Mark Andy.

1990's

  • Heavy load of marketing and research team assisting the Japanese clients.
  • Exporting and licensing hologram technology to create master plates for security industry. ITA created hologram sims in-house. * Potty John export exceeded 160,000 units and aerial lifts sales boomed.
  • HDD (horizontal directional drilling machine) export boomed.
  • Launch of IT & Technology support services mainly towards the Japanese companies in North America so that US companies and subsidiaries may do business effectively.
  • System development projects and The Internet changing the World.

2000's

  • Distribution, import export: going into higher technical level, lithium-ion battery testers for automotive, production vision systems, serving steel industry which enabled us to penetrate and serve R&D sectors.
  • Marketing & Research team gradually transformed into actual sales support and conducting specific tasks on the clients behalves. This also has gone beyond our existing level serving sales partnerships and compliance/certification support, which other professional marketing and consulting companies became our clients.
  • Medical technology and Service robots and technology support came on board as part of our business.

2011

  • Our founder and C.O.B. received "The Order of the Rising Sun" by Emperor of Japan.

Today

On top of above businesses, we are constantly creating & adding platforms by forming great partnerships to source effectively, create sales channels in US and Asia. We have access to 400,000 Japanese manufacturers in Japan, as well as our partner source from 3,000 companies for distribution of industrial products.

Industry

Manufacturing - Distribution of Industrial Products & Technologies, Support Import & Export, and Business / Marketing Services, Market Entry & Business Development in North America and Asia (Primarily Japan)

Industry
Automotive | Steel | Environmental (Oil recycling, Energy Saving/monitoring) | Printing | Rental | Construction Equipment | Medical Device | Industrial Machinery | IT - Systems (IoT/IIoT, Production Management) | Therapeutic & surveillance) | Nuclear Power | Factory Automation | MROs | R&D | Specialty Materials |

Locations

Itasca, IL HQs.
St. Louis Office
Houston Office
Aichi Japan Home Office

Key Members

Shoen Kishioka - C.o.B.
Shin Kishioka - President
Tom Turner - Vice President
Ritu Agrawal - Director of Marketing
Takahiro Kumagai - Global Biz & Tech
Daisuke Higashimori - Japan

Board Members

Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago
Japan America Society of Chicago

Credo

"We help our clients business grow"
- Accelerating sourcing and sales in manufacturing -
"Serve with gratitude"

Social Commitment & Contributions:

  1. Volunteers: Local Volunteering Activities to Schools, Chamber of Commerce, Non-Profit Organizations, Cleaning Volunteers.

  2. Internship Training Programs for University students: Over 500+ students (as of March 2016)
  3. - The University of Tokyo, Shukutoku University, Tama University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japanese Government, Ritsumeikan Moriyama High School, and Fortune 500 Electronics manufacturers, others.

Certification

Minority Business Enterprise (Minority Certified Company)

Contact Us

Address

ITA, Inc.
150 Pierce Rd., Suite 550
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: (847) 364-1121
Fax: (847) 364-1183

More Information

Email: info@itaoffice.com