New Office in Iconic Marunouchi in Tokyo is a Testament to the Company’s Strong Growth and Continued Investment in Japan
San Jose, Calif. and TOKYO, May 22, 2019 - Wrike, the collaborative work management platform for high performance teams, has expanded its global footprint into Japan with a new subsidiary, Wrike Japan, and office in Tokyo’s central business district, Marunouchi. The company marked this important milestone with a press event at the Tokyo 21c Club that included presentations by Wrike Founder and CEO Andrew Filev, ISID General Manager of Business Development Initiative Department Junichiro Tanaka, and Akira Kuragami from the Information Technology and Engineering Department at Casio.
“We recently surveyed our customers in Japan and it was gratifying to learn that 93 percent of our customers view Wrike as important to their organization and 72 percent have experienced improvement on their work-style,” said Andrew Filev, founder and CEO, Wrike. “The Japan market is key to Wrike’s global growth strategy and already accounts for a significant portion of our revenue. We look forward to building on that momentum and are committed to helping our customers better manage work, increase alignment, and optimize talent utilization within teams and across the enterprise.”
Located in the EGG JAPAN building, Wrike Japan opens its doors with 10 employees and a goal to create 50 additional jobs in the next three years. The company has more than 700 customers in the country today and experienced 150 percent annual revenue growth year-over-year in Japan from 2017 to 2018, placing it among Wrike’s top five markets globally. Wrike has already expanded access to its suite of CWM solutions in Japan through a partnership with Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (ISID).
“ISID was pleased to be Wrike’s first strategic partner in Japan because there is such an incredible need in the market for a better way to manage not only work, but talent resources and utilization as well,” said Toyoda Misao, Executive Vice President, ISID. “Japanese companies today are facing a number of challenges, from meeting the requirements of the work-style reform legislation to an evolving workforce and increasing customer expectations. We are happy to be able to offer a solution that addresses each of these pain points and will help our customers transform the way teams collaborate and enables work to get done at scale.”
The Information Development Department at Casio Computer Co., Ltd. first deployed the Wrike platform in 2017. Wrike was implemented to improve the control and accuracy of projects managed and executed by the department. Additional Wrike customers in Japan include Giraffe, as well as Griphone and Grenge from the CyberAgent group.
“We are honored to call Casio a customer and believe our platform has the potential to help them on a much broader scale in the future. I look forward to deepening our support for the Information Development Department and strengthening our relationship with Casio,” added Filev.