Startup Factory Kansai


Area of support

  • We provide support to all hardware manufacturing startups from the production of prototypes right to the mass production stage.

Area of specialty

  • Support technology

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Software
    • Others
  • Support Stage

    • Business Design
    • Specifications examination
      (requirement analysis)
    • Prototype design/
    • Design for mass production
    • Mass production manufacture/
      (small lots okay)
    • Product testing
  • Products assisted

    • IoT/
      Information technology
    • Robots/
      industrial machinery
    • Medical and welfare
    • Aerospace
    • Others

Display example

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  • Able to assist
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  • Company profile
    HILLTOP provides aluminum cutting processes with rapid turn around times using 5-axis machining centers and the provision of parts to a range of industries and in a variety of materials using our extensive network. We also develop a range of machinery and equipment to support a range of genre, including design, development and promotion, etc. HILLTOP also has a fab lab that specializes in prototyping.
  • Overview of support
    Harnessing our experience and network, HILLTOP offers support in all manufacturing process, including the production of parts, prototypes right through to mass production.



English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Sales / Concept meeting
Technical meeting

Yuki Yamamoto

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • After working in human resources and as factory manager at HILLTOP, Yuki helped set up HILLTOP Technology Laboratory, Inc. in Irvine, California where he currently serves as CEO/President.
  • In 2017 he expanded the factory in Irvine and established a sales office in Silicon Valley.
  • He currently provides support to startups in Japan and the US.

Message to startups

We simplify fabrication and production processes right down to the bone and by quantifying and converting a variety of fabrication technologies, or what we could call craftsmanship into data, we have created a fully automated workshop that operates 24hrs a day, 365 days a year to achieve the shortest turn around time possible for machined aluminum parts and are the preferred choice of customers from approximately 2,000 companies.
Despite our small size, we also develop, etc. our own products and using the experience we have gained through this process, can help to manage all processes from the development of prototypes to mass production.
Please forward any questions you may have to Motoki Kitagawa from our sales team using the above e-mail address.

Motoki Kitagawa

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • Following time in the department responsible for the design of fabrication methods and processes at HILLTOP, Motoki now works in sales.
  • Responsible for customers and projects in a variety of fields, from large corporations to startups.
  • Manages a broad range of manufacturing projects, from prototypes to mass production.