Sojitz Invests in Venture Firm Providing Home Monitoring Service
~ Participating in Home Care Business for the Elderly ~
Jun. 10, 2020
Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”), together with Management Service Corporation (Head Office: Tokyo; “MSC”), has acquired stake in Anshin Support Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fukuoka; “Anshin Co.”), a venture firm providing a home monitoring service that utilizes emergency call devices and a contact center, via third-party allotment of shares.
Anshin Co.’s predecessor, an incorporated NPO, began offering the service in 2008 targeting the ever-increasing number of households with only a single elderly resident. Now, the service’s user base exceeds 10,000 people. The company operates its own contact center which has staff on-site around the clock, including nurses. The service provides 24-hour-a-day monitoring through emergency contact devices provided to users, or via periodic phone calls.
MSC, as an information system service provider to Anshin Co., will make it possible to provide comprehensive support to users’ lives by utilizing ICT technologies in the healthcare field to develop more accurate monitoring devices and systems that can perform detailed analyses of customer data, while also advancing contact center systems.
Sojitz will utilize its global network to develop services not only for Japan, but also for markets with aging societies such as China and Southeast Asia. Furthermore, in line with our growth strategy, we intend to construct a comprehensive platform in the healthcare and medical fields by adding online medical diagnostic services to the home monitoring service acquired in this investment.
Moving forward, Sojitz will continue to pursue the creation of businesses all over the world in partnership with companies offering promising technologies and services in order to tackle problems facing societies, such as declining birthrates and aging populations, and the shortage of medical and nursing personnel. In doing so, we hope to contribute to the evolution of healthcare, enabling people everywhere to live happier and healthier lives.
Company Overview – Anshin Support Co., Ltd.
|Located||1-6-25 Ikura, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka|
|Representative Director||Koichi Koga, CEO|
|Main Business||Home monitoring business that utilizes call devices and a contact center, telephone representative agency business for medical institutions|
Management Service Corporation
|Located||1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Sapia Tower 26F
|Representative Director||Akihiro Nakamura, CEO|
|Main Business||Development, production, and sales of hardware and software for computers and related devices, as well as consulting business|