Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a business alliance agreement with Ascentech K.K. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Noahiro Sato; hereinafter “Ascentech”) in strategic areas such as IT infrastructure, network, and software delivery products, in order to realize “work style reform” for customers.
Based on the alliance, the two companies are going to deepen exchanges including mutual technical support, and aim to expand current business and create new businesses through various sales collaborations.
Details of the alliance
1) Ascentech’s IT Infrastructure Business
Sales collaboration of network design and construction provided by Rikei in Ascentech’s IT infrastructure business.
2) Rikei’s System Solutions Business
Technology and sales collaboration for Numecent solutions, an application delivery technology provided by Ascentech, in the education segment of Rikei’s System Solutions Business.
Technology and sales collaboration for telework solutions based on virtual desktops provided by Ascentechin in the East and West Japan sales of Rikei’s System Solutions Business.
Technology collaboration and mutual sales collaboration for HPE server storage products in Rikei’s System Solutions Business.
Providing technical support for CAD VDI conversion by Ascentec in PTC’s CAD business in Rikei’s System Solution Business.
Main synergy effects
・ Strengthen strategic fields
In order to realize a safe and easy online learning environment and expand our business, we will add services to Numecent’s technology for efficient software distribution in the education segment where a remote learning environment is required.
In addition, we will also expand the products, technologies, and know-how provided here to other industry segments.
・ Mutual technical support between East and West technology bases
We aim to provide effective infrastructure and services to promote telework by strengthening cooperation between Rikei’s Technical & Engineering Center in Makuhari, Technology Department of Osaka Branch, and the Infrastructure Solution Lab which is Acsentech’s VDI and storage technology base.
・ Challenges to new fields
Bringing together the strengths of Rikei’s three core businesses (System Solutions, Network Solutions, and Electronic Components & Instruments) and the strengths of Asentech’s VDI technology, we aim to launch a new joint project to accelerate Japan’s work style reform through IT.
Comment from Noahiro Sato, CEO of Ascentech
We are very pleased to be able to take on the challenge of new business reformation with Rikei, as the way of working required by society is changing dramatically and the importance of telework is increasing.
Due to the pandemic, various remote work using IT has had a great impact on the business continuity of companies. It is expected that telework will continue to become established even after the government’s regulation of behavior is lifted, and it is an urgent task to catch this new trend as quickly as possible to meet the needs of customers. We are confident that this alliance will allow us to deepen our technological exchange, fully utilize the strategic synergies of both companies, and provide new value to more customers.
Ascentech’s main business is to provide product development, sales and consulting services related to virtual desktops under the corporate philosophy of “Contribute to the transformation of customers’ business work style easily, quickly and safely!” In addition to products of Citrix and Dell Wyse, which have proven global track records, Acsentech provides “Resalio Lynx” which is self-developed that makes it easy to turn a PC to a thin client. Also, as a “VDI Total Solution Company”, we provide high-value-added solutions to help customers solve their work style innovation issues, including the design and construction of virtual infrastructure solutions.
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange 【TYO：3565】
|Address:||9F Daito Bldg., 3 Kanda-Neribeicho,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,101-0022|
|Capital:||233,700 thousand yen （as of January 31, 2020）|
|Business:||・Product development related to virtual desktops
・Provide sales and consulting services.
About Rikei Corporation
Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.
Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange 【TYO：8226】
|Headquarters Address:||Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan|
|Capital:||3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2020)|
|President & CEO:||Satoru Isaka|
|Field of Business:||Sales of the following;
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