2024/02/29 news

We graced the cover of the April issue of “Forbes JAPAN” magazine and was featured in a special article

AMCON’s “SMAL GIANTS” feature article was published on -“Forbes JAPAN” April Issue-
The cover of the April issue of “Forbes JAPAN” (published by Linkties, released on February 24, 2024) features Manabu Aizawa, our President and CEO. In this issue, there is a special feature on our company,  where we brought home the honorable grand prize as Japan’s proud “Small Giant” at the “Forbes JAPAN SMALL GIANTS AWARD 2023-2024” held in November 2023. For more information about the Forbes JAPAN April issue, please visit the official website here, and you can view the presentation from the SMALL GIANTS AWARD  here.

Business Succession and Leadership Change

Our company underwent a business succession in October 2023, transitioning from the previous President and CEO, Shoichi Sasaki, to the new President and CEO, Manabu Aizawa. The award recognized not only the business and product characteristics of our company, which operates as a sludge dewatering equipment manufacturer, but also the attention garnered by this leadership change.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency are sounding alarms regarding the “2025 problem”  which aims to raise awareness of the aging management sector and lack of successors in small and medium-sized enterprises and small businesses, thus various forms of business successions are currently being explored. The decision by Sasaki, who is still in his early fifties, to hand over the business to Aizawa, who  is in his early forties and  who has been with the  company for just seven years, is discussed at length along with the global strategy envisioned by the new president, Manabu Aizawa.

About Forbes JAPAN

Forbes JAPAN, the Japanese edition of “Forbes,” was launched in June 2014. It provides curated articles from the US edition of “Forbes” and other international editions, alongside  original Japanese content to cater  for the readers  who have a global perspective. Each issue also includes lifestyle articles, providing information for both work and leisure. The website, forbesjapan.com, curates a variety of articles daily from Forbes.com, along with magazine articles and original articles by specialized official columnists, delivering engaging content every day.