The vehicle production volume in the north of Kyushu region has exceeded 1,000,000 units per year, and it is expected to increase to 1,500,000 units per year in the near future.
With such growth in vehicle production volume, an increasing number of automobile companies are being established in Kitakyushu.
Kitakyushu has an accumulation of world-class industrial robot manufacturers, small/medium companies that have elemental technologies applicable to robotics, nation-class innovative robot venture companies, and universities/research institutions that are engaged in robot related technologies.
Kitakyushu is a research and development base for LSI systems, as demonstrated in Silicon Island Kyushu.
Kitakyushu is one of the core centers for the recycling industry in Japan.
Furthermore, the approach to new energy including bio ethanol, solar cell power generation, and wind power generation, has been actively advanced.