Executive Comments

michio-koga Michio Koga Chairman - Metatechno Lanka Company (Pvt.) Ltd

Metatechno Lanka was established in Colombo, Sri Lanka as the subsidiary of its Parent Company Metatechno Inc, Japan, which is a Japanese software company. The high level of education of the Sri Lankan people coupled with their ability to promptly grasp the Japanese language encouraged our decision to consider Sri Lanka. Above all else the affinity towards the Japanese culture and a great fondness of the Japanese IT industry were the primary grounds for choosing Sri Lanka. Subsequently we recruited a pool of talented new graduates as engineers who were educated in the Japanese language within the Colombo premises and thereafter hosted in Japan for OJT (On the Job Training). Fully equipped with the knowledge and hands-on experience of software development, we have produced a large number of proficient engineers who now carry out active roles within the Japanese software industry.

As a result of this, we have embarked onto a wide range of technology fields such as embedded systems, Web based and mobile application systems that were requested from many Japanese companies. Furthermore, we have recently initiated the quality assurance testing for vehicle control systems and have obtained extremely positive feedback from our customer base owing to the technical knowledge and dual language (Japanese & English) proficiency of the Metatechno Lanka engineers.

We are committed to improving our technology capabilities that have been the core function of our Company since inception, while enhancing reliability and creating further value additions by upgrading the quality and productivity of our workforce. Furthermore, in our pursuit of becoming the leader of the IT Business in the Asian Market, we ask for your cooperation to help us increase our contribution to the Software Industry development of Sri Lanka.

kazuyuki--ikura_03 Kazuyuki Ikura Managing Director - Metatechno Lanka Company (Pvt.) Ltd

Our company is a Japanese software development company that is head quartered in Kawasaki city of Kanagawa prefecture, which is Japan’s leading business city. Since the establishment of the company in 1984, we have expanded the business steadily by making optimal use of printer firmware, image processing and communication processing. Furthermore, prompted by the mission of “counteracting the lack of engineers in Japan by recruiting and educating top Sri Lankan engineers, who can benefit the Japanese Industry while also passing on the technology to Sri Lanka “; Metatechno Lanka was thus established in 2001. Over the past 14 years, 48 well trained engineers have returned to Metatechno Lanka having concluded their hands on training in Japan. An initiative that we are confident will render excellent results in the long run.

Alternatively, it was not an easy task to capitalise on the inherited technology within Sri Lanka, in terms of expanding the Japanese business by further leveraging Metatechno Lanka. To counteract the lack of sense of unity and overcome this situation, Metatechno group has established an overseas business development section within the company that would focus on quality improvements and enhancing the productivity of the entire group. Concurrently with efforts being made to acquire business propositions from Japanese customers, we are also promoting the business within the markets of Sri Lanka and Japan. Going forward, we are now united as a singular group who is committed to make Sri Lanka and Japan the Hub of IT Business within the Asian and World Business Markets. To achieve this vision, we look forward to your kind co-operation.