After this realization, we set out to become the leading operator in Japan, and the only one providing solutions both above, and below, the water line.
People have always spoken about the difficulty in entering the Japanese market as a non-japanese. Whether it be the language, unique business etiquette or cultural pressures, the environment here in Japan is hard to compare to other countries.
To help this entry from the beginning, we made sure to register DroNext as a Japanese business. This added almost 15 months in paperwork to secure a visa, bank account, company incorporation etc, made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in the end, we succeeded in headquartering the business here in Osaka, Japan, and with it, gaining some trust from being a "Japanese business" and having
"株式会社" (pronounced kabushiki gaisha) at the end of our company name.Although seemingly insignificant, having this distinction as a Japanese business, compared to a foreign one, does wonders for trust domestically. So as it currently stands, DroNext 株式会社 has positioned ourselves as the only professional service provider leveraging aerial UAS, aquatic ROV and AI technology to help add value and reduce costs for our clients projects.
We have seen ample growth in 2020 and are looking to continue that trend here in 2021. With new partnerships and collaborations in the works, we're excited for what this year has in store. For our friends joining us on this journey beginning with this, our very first newsletter, we couldn't be more grateful for your support.