Connecting people and connecting to the future
We contribute to the growth of our clients by supporting the streamlining of
various elements of the manufacturing business, including information,
experience, funds, and resources.
- Name: PLALINK Co., Ltd.
- Location: 2-9-33 Fukue, Showa-ku, Nagoya
Nagoya Business Incubator Platinum
- Established: October 2, 2017
- Capital Stock: ¥2 million
- Business: Consulting on new product development,
technologyenhancement, and business matching
- Representative Director: Masahiko Yamaki
Masahiko Yamaki, Representative Director of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Yokohama National University
Seikosha Co., Ltd., Exterior Design Section
Kawajun Co., Ltd., Manager, Product Planning Dept.
Mitsui Chemical Co., Ltd., Functional Materials Process G Leader
Otsuka Techno Co., Ltd., General Manager,
Established PLALINK Co., Ltd.(2017.10)
Making the most of our many years of experience in plastic-related work,
we will contribute to the realization of a vibrant society.
Supported by many of my colleagues, I was able to consistently continue my plastic-related work for over 40 years.
What I learned from many failures and successes is that it is important for business development to take into consideration synergies and time horizons through cooperation among experienced companies, research institutes, and engineers in each field.
Matching between corporations and support by experienced middle-aged engineers will help to create a competitive structure.
Director of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
We will reform in-house manufacturing through further quality improvement of plastic products and introduction of CAE technology.
Masashi Yamabe, Director of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
(Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Masashi Yamabe was appointed as an outside director of PLALINK Co., Ltd. on October 1, 2018.
I have worked at Nissan Motor Motor Co., Ltd. for 20 years (1979-1996 and 2016-2018) and at Kanazawa Institute of Technology for 22 years (1996-present) for plastic product molding and CAE analysis.
In molding, we have clarified the factors that cause product defects through measurement of material properties and observation of in-mold behavior during the molding process. In CAE analysis, the development and application of analytical technology has led to accurate predictions of the reality and improved business operations.
We hope to use our experience to help improve the quality of plastic products further and reform in-house manufacturing through the introduction of CAE technology.
Qiang Yu, Special Advisor of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
We will support the utilization of CAE and reliability analysis technologies that support the innovation of electronic equipment and automotive electronic components, as well as the training of technicians.
Qiang Yu, Special Advisor of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
(Professor, Yokohama National University)
Qiang Yu was appointed as a special advisor for PLALINK Co., Ltd. on March 1, 2019.
I have been involved in research on design support and reliability evaluation by CAE since 1992.
Based on the knowledge obtained from the joint research and other activities of more than 200 companies that I have experienced so far, I have proposed a concept to support innovation in technology development and a method to utilize CAE technology.
Recently, I have been involved in the development, design, material evaluation and reliability analysis of electronic devices, automotive electronic components, power modules, etc.
We intend to make the most of our experience to provide technical assistance in these technical fields.
Graduated from the Department of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
General Manager, Industrial Machinery Design Department
General Machinery Design Department
Deputy General Manager, Hiroshima Plant
Representative Director, Biomass Energy, Inc.
Technical advisor to small to medium-sized companies in industrial machinery business
By digging deep into needs and markets, I will provide prompt and accurate advice for efficient business development.
Akira Hasegawa, Senior Advisor of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Akira Hasegawa was appointed Senior Advisor for PLALINK Co., Ltd. on August 1, 2020.
Throughout 40 plus years of being involved in the development, design, and business development of automotive tire manufacturing facilities, I always gave thought to where the true needs and market opportunities are.
In tire companies that are direct customers, the potential needs lay with the automotive companies and drivers who have needs for tires, as well as with the development trend of tire materials.
The market is not homogenous. Each region and customer has its own unique circumstances, and market research is a way to discover new opportunities to present keen proposals that would enable us to jump into varying markets. It is also critical to identify what is lacking and have a strong will to seek the means to overcome it.
By digging deep into the needs and markets, as well as through advanced "standby" development and solid intellectual property strategy, I hope to support business development that is “Niche but Rich”.
Graduated from the Department of Synthetic
Chemistry, Gunma University
R&D Director, Apic Yamada Corporation
General Manager, Technology Development Department.
General Manager, Quality Assurance Department
President, China subsidiary of Apic Yamada Corp.
Director Precision Components Department
Retired from Apic Yamada Corporation (2017)
We believe that we can propose solutions to various problems faced by corporations closer to the workplace.
Makoto Nishizawa, Senior Consultant of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Makoto Nishizawa was appointed senior consultant on October 1, 2018.
For about 40 years, I have been involved in the development of semiconductor components
I have a variety of practical experiences, including new business, new product development,
production line automatizing, management of overseas subsidiaries, quality assurance, and
Based on this experience, I hope to provide support for solving problems for companies
closer to the workplace.
Master of Molecular Engineering,
Materials Design GL, Materials Science
Laboratory, Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer, Development Division,
Gun-ei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Retired from Gunei Chemical
Industry Co., Ltd. (2018)
I would like to work together with my clients to achievethe ideal state of affairs.
Masaji Yoshimura,Senior Consultant of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Masaji Yoshimura was appointed senior consultant on October 1, 2018.
In the field of thermoplastic resins, I have developed a wide range of resins, from general-purpose resins to super-engineering resins, as well as new thermosetting resins. I have developed these resins in a seed-oriented manner.
In terms of technology, the big data information processing technology required for AI, automated driving, etc. has come into the limelight in recent years. At the same time, in terms of management, I feel that visualization management methods for business goals and compliance have become more important.
On the other hand, in the field, I feel that there are rather many things that do not turn out as the textbook says. As we have to devote our limited resources to large-scale information processing and visualization methods, it seems that it is difficult to make concrete proposals from the point of view of the field.
In response to these changes in the environment, I would like to work together with my clients to achieve the ideal state of affairs.
Joined Seikosha Co., Ltd, Seiko Instruments Inc.,
Seiko Watch Inc. and Seiko Holdings Inc.
deputy councilor, and design director
of the design department within the SHD group
Without constantly challening ourselves, we will not be able to create a new and wonderful world.
Together with you, I would like to enhance your ability to communicate with confidence.
Mitsuo Wada,Senior Consultant of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Mitsuo Wada was appointed senior consultant on October 1, 2019.
I think that design is an act that embodies and connects the thoughts of the sender, who delivers a variety of messages, in order to realize the wonderful times that people want.
I believe that design has the power to induce courageous breakthroughs on the sender’s
side to create appealing transmissions.
In recent years, market and media information has been given priority, and I feel that the aspirations of the sender are not being conveyed. If we do not constantly challenge ourselves, we will not be able to create a new and wonderful world.
I would like to work with you all to enhance your ability to communicate with confidence.
- [Industrial Design Area] GOOD DESIGN AWARD Category Award, Kanto Regional Patent Office Award, Osaka Design Center Award, etc.
- [Graphic Design Field] National Catalog, Poster Exhibition, National Printing Bureau Director's Award, Japan Federation of Printing Industries Chairman's Award, etc.
- [Imaging field] Award for Excellent Technology from the Federation of Video Culture Producers
- [Spatial Design Field] Switzerland Basel Fair Ako Booth Japan's Spatial Display Design Encourage Award
B.A. in Law, Chuo University
Memberships & Affiliations
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Japan Trademark Association (JTA)
We will support your IP strategies more appropriately, more clearly, and with passion.
Yukei Mizuno,Japanese Patent Attorney, Senior Consultant of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Yukei Mizuno was appointed as a senior consultant on July 1, 2021.He registered as a Japanese patent attorney in 2004. He was an interne at intellectual property (IP) law firm in Boston, MA, Lahive and Cockfield, LLP in 2005. He practices in all phases of IP (patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks), including patent preparation and prosecution including electrical and mechanical systems and devices, telecommunication systems and devices, optical equipments, fuel cell technologies, and trademarks (Recommended in the World Trademark Review 1000 as The World's Leading Trademark Professionals).When developing new technologies and projects, it is inevitable to deal with IP matters. We would like to work together with you to understand the nature of your new technology and to develop strategic IP.
Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Tech (2010)
Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
CNT−Application Research Center (2010-2020)
Research Planning office (2020-2021)
Research Institute for Chemical Process Technology (2021-Current)
Embed Researcher, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft IPA, Stuttgart, Germany (2019-2020)
Visiting Professor at Rikkyo University (2018-2020)
Polymer composite, compounding and forming process, nano-filler
How to respond to the paradigm-shift in the polymer manufacturing industry for the next 10 years.
ATA Seisuke,Senior Consultant of PLALINK Co., Ltd.
Starting with the concept of industry 4.0, which was advocated in 2011 in Germany, a large-scale development investment in manufacturing technologies such as“ Horizon Europe” in Europe and“ Made in China 2025” in China are causing a paradigm shift in manufacturing technology. So, how are Japan‘s superior plastic/polymer manufacturing technology and craftmanship connected 10 − 20 years from now? I am looking forward to thinking about that issue and finding the “best” solution.