HACARUS Starts 2024 Off with Renewed Focus & Changes to Top Management

HACARUS Starts 2024 Off With Renewed Focus & Changes To Top Management

Following strong market reception for its AI solutions for the manufacturing industry, HACARUS set to reaffirm its focus to help clients enable factory automation and digital transformation (DX) initiatives – led by newly appointed CEO Takashi Someda. 

January 4th, 2024, Kyoto, Japan – HACARUS would like to start off 2024 with sharing some new developments aimed at continuing helping customers achieve factory automation and DX efforts using its AI for visual inspections in the manufacturing industry.

HACARUS celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2024, and over the past decade the firm has delivered AI solutions to numerous industries. Among them, the AI visual inspection segment for the manufacturing industry has achieved significant market reception and growth, responding to a need for solutions that enable a transition to industry 4.0, in part fueled by changing demographics and a declining workforce, not only in Japan but also globally. 

Going into 2024, based on this traction, HACARUS’ AI visual inspection products will be the prime focus for the firm. With this renewed focus HACARUS intends to promote product development, and strengthen collaboration with partners and system integrators in order to solve issues faced by an even greater number of customers. 

HACARUS will also accelerate product development and sales activities for the global market.

Takashi Someda, who has been leading the AI implementation, DX, and partnership efforts towards the manufacturing industry will assume the position of CEO and Representative Director. HACARUS’ founder Kenshin Fujiwara will continue to focus on business growth as a Director, drawing on his experience and skills.

Under the new management structure, HACARUS will continue to focus on technology development and service expansion, aiming to continue its growth as a leader in DX for the manufacturing industry.

New Appointments  (As of: January 1, 2024)

Name New Title  Previous Title
Takashi Someda Representative Director & CEO Representative Director & COO
Kenshin Fujiwara Director Representative Director & CEO



HACARUS INC, on a mission to bring the next generation of instruments to every industry, has since its founding in 2014, supplied AI solutions across the medical, manufacturing and construction fields in Japan – and beyond. Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, and backed by Daikin, Osaka Gas and Miyako Capital (Kyoto University), among others, its technology enables humans to make better, faster, and more reliable decisions based on data-driven insights. HACARUS’ proprietary AI engine is built using Sparse Modeling, a method that understands data like a human would – by its unique key features and is far more resource, time, and energy-efficient when compared to Deep Learning. To learn more, visit https://hacarus.com

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