June 4, 2020 – Citrine Informatics, a leader in AI for materials and chemicals product development – is expanding its operations to Japan with the opening of a Tokyo office. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Citrine provides award-winning AI and smart data management platform to help companies develop products faster and at lower cost. It sees expansion in Japan as an important part of its international growth strategy.
Greg Mulholland, Citrine CEO & Co-Founder, explains “Japan has a long and storied history as a global leader in materials and manufacturing innovation, and we’re excited to invest more deeply in the market.”
The company already works with global leaders in materials and chemicals, including Panasonic, AGC Building and Industrial Glass, BASF, and LANXESS, and is building on early success by ramping up its presence in Japan.
“Citrine is making inroads with Japan’s paints and coatings, adhesives, polymers, alloys, glasses, and specialty chemicals companies,” said Mike Smocer, Citrine VP of Global Sales. “This expansion allows us to work more closely with our Japanese partners and customers to bring the world’s best materials informatics solution to the country.”
ABOUT CITRINE INFORMATICS
Citrine Informatics is the award-winning materials informatics platform for data-driven materials and chemicals development. It won the 2017 World Materials Forum Start-up Challenge, the 2018 AI Breakthrough award as the “Best AI-based Solution for Manufacturing,” and 2020 Cleantech 100 honors. The Citrine Platform combines smart materials data infrastructure and AI, which accelerates development of cutting-edge materials, facilitates product portfolio optimization, and codifies research IP, enabling its reuse and preventing its loss. Citrine’s customers include Panasonic, BASF, LANXESS, and some of the biggest and most respected names in the materials and chemicals industry in Asia, North America, and Europe.