Creating drones that bring happiness to people
in the 100-year life

VFR co-creates flying robotics and revolutionizing social infrastructure

VFR pursues robotics hardware and manufactuering technology with domestic and international partners consisting of VAIOs PC manufactuering proces.
Through the social implementation of robotics into the skies,the oceans, and the land, we will make human happiness and increase the productivity of human economic activities in the social infrastructure and human happiness.

Succession and Application

Toward Realization of a Value Creation Utopia

Drones are flying computers, so extremely precise computing and robotics technologies are required for their development. VFR provides aircraft with excellent availability and cost effectiveness, componentry, and related solutions for drone end users and operators by effectively utilizing the advanced design and manufacturing technologies and global supply chain management capabilities VAIO has cultivated in its PC business.

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Technology

VFR applies technologies cultivated in the PC and EMS businesses, e.g., heat dissipation design, EMC design, wireless communication technology, environment and reliability evaluation, high-density mounting, and security evaluation to drones. We also deliver miniaturization and light-weighting, energy savings, and performance improvements, as well as packaging and UX/UI optimization.

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Knowledge

VFR is committed to applying the highest level of monozukuri (excellent product creation) to the field of drones, from design and development to procurement, integration, quality assurance, delivery, and after-sales support. We are committed to providing optimal solutions by co-creating with drone operators, servicers, and end users.

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Quality

VFR is the successor to VAIO’s thorough quality control. We maintain and operate our own safety and security standards to achieve product safety improvement at the highest level.

Opening up possibilities for
people and society with
our technologies and our passion.

VFR is committed to developing and expanding the potential of drones through open co-creation with various stakeholders, while leveraging the unique strengths VAIO has acquired through its PC and EMS businesses. VFR is committed to orienting its business development to society, working to implement innovations into society, and creating new value so as to achieve greater resilience and prosperity in the world by, for example, reducing the operating costs of social infrastructure, bringing new social infrastructure to fruition, and speeding up disaster responses.

Executive Message

VFR (VAIO Flying Robotics) Inc. launched with the aim of establishing and developing a new industrial field, drones, for the future of Japan and humanity. 

VFR bases its business on co-creation with domestic and international partners and is committed to expanding the world of computing VAIO has built into the skies, not merely the land (and also the oceans and into places inaccessible to humans).

Drones are flying computers, so extremely precise computing and robotics technologies are required for their development. VFR provides aircraft with excellent availability and cost effectiveness, componentry, and related solutions for drone end users and operators by effectively utilizing the advanced design and manufacturing technologies and global supply chain management capabilities VAIO has cultivated in its PC business. VFR also drives innovation by co-creation with a range of different partners.

In line with our vision, “Opening up possibilities for people and society with our technologies and our passion,” VFR is committed to co-creation in the drone industry, to achieve greater resilience and prosperity in the world by, for example, reducing the operating costs of a range of social infrastructure, bringing new social infrastructure to fruition, and speeding up disaster responses.  


President and CEO

Yuasa Koichiro

[Company name] VFR Inc.

[Headquarters]
31st floor, Yebisu Garden Place Tower, 4-20-3, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
150-6031
Phone number: 050-3709-6984

[Incubation HUB]
5432 Toyoshina, Azumino-city, Nagano
399-8282

[Azumino Sora Factory]
4658-1 Toyoshina, Azumino-city, Nagano
399-8205

[Nagoya Office]
21st floor, 1-1-1 JP Tower Nagoya, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi
450-6321

[Fukuoka Office]
1st floor, Fukuoka Asahi Building, 2-1-1, Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka
812-0011



[Board Member]
Koichiro Yuasa   President and CEO
Masanobu Todome   Founder/ CEO Chairman
Kaoru Hayashi   Director
Takeshi Itooka   Director
Hiroshi Kobayashi   Corporate Auditor
Kotaro Chiba    Outside Director
Yuichi Kitagawa    CFO



[Development Team]
Development Division, Development department  
Eiki Tokuni   General Manager



[Business Description]
Planning, design, manufacture, sales, repair, maintenance, inspection, and import and export of small unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, etc.) and associated software, as well as contracting of design, manufacture, and repair. Technical support, design support, as well as operational and planning support for production and sales, etc. associated with the above.