TOKYO—May 24, 2021—Configura, a global software company and maker of space-planning software CET, today announced it has established an office in Tokyo which will open later this year to support its customers locally and expand its presence in Japan.
“Configura sees enormous potential to deliver our solutions to the Japanese market because it’s home to leading global manufacturers in the commercial interiors and material handling industries,” Configura CEO Stefan Persson said. “We are thrilled to grow our presence in Japan as it will allow us to stay close to our existing customers, build relationships with new customers and deliver the best experience and high-value solutions at the local level.”
Configura expanded into Asia in 2012 with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia followed by Shenzhen, China. The Tokyo office will support Configura’s customers while growing its presence within Japan’s commercial interiors and material handling industries. Configura also plans to build a local partner network consisting of companies that provide development and consulting services on Configura’s CET platform. The office will launch with four employees and Configura plans to recruit additional talent to strengthen capacity in the coming years.
“Configura brings many benefits to the Japanese market, especially our software products that make it easy to visualize, configure and specify complex products,” Configura Business Developer Maho Furusawa said. “Many companies I’ve worked with so far have already increased their productivity with the help of CET because of the software’s ability to speed up the design process and prevent users from making errors. I’m excited to introduce CET to even more companies and grow our Japanese CET community.”
KOKUYO, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer in Japan, has already joined Configura’s CET community. KOKUYO, which is the first company in Japan to adopt CET, launched its Extension in January 2020.
CET, Configura’s most widely used solution, brings designers, salespeople and dealerships together into one software to design, specify and visualize products for commercial spaces. Manufacturers add their products to CET by creating an Extension, which is an addition to the software that incorporates the rules, parts and pricing of products. CET is offered as three industry products: CET Commercial Interiors, CET Material Handling and CET Kitchen & Bath.
Configura’s software products are used by thousands of users around the globe including designers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers. More than 100 manufacturers around the world – including Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, Sunon, Kvik, NEDCON and Dematic – use CET to sell their products.
Founded in 1990, Configura Sverige AB creates software solutions that help businesses and people around the globe design spaces and sell configurable products in the commercial interiors, material handling and kitchen and bath industries. Configura’s software products include CET Commercial Interiors, CET Material Handling, CET Kitchen & Bath, Design Studio and Stage. Configura also has a growing user community of thousands of designers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers around the globe that use Configura’s products. Headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, Configura has grown to six offices with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Berlin, Germany. Configura is privately owned with over 250 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $18 million USD. Learn about Configura and its products at www.configura.com.