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A smoother Urban movement by Self-drive ropeway “Zippar”

“Zippar” is a transportation system that contributes to urban development.
We have found value in the space on the road, which has been a dead space until today.
With Zippar, which has excellent convenience, safety and economy,
we will create a world without traffic congestion, and where everyone can easily access the station.

Features of Zippar

01 Low cost

Low cost
Combination of lightweight carrier and pillar

Compared to the existing monorail, Zipper costs about 1/5 (1.5 billion yen/ km) and can be constructed in 1 year.

02 Free design

Free design
Zippar enables curves that were previously difficult for ropeways.

Unlike the existing ropeway, Zippar has an independent rope and carrier, so curves and branches are free to create for designing a flexible route.

03 Automatic driving

Automatic driving
Technology to realize high-frequency transportation infrastructure.

By automatic driving, there is no need to be bothered by shortage of drivers. It is also free to adjust the number of vehicles according to rush hours or routes depending on users’ amount.

04 Comfortable & Secure driving

Comfortable & Secure driving
Smooth and secure driving on two ropes and rails.

The safety of the drive unit will be approved in 2024. Zippar adopts a two-rope type that can operate up to 30m/s wind speed.(1.5 times the wind speed of a single-rope type ropeway can operate.)

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Design of Zippar

zipparのデザイン

Design with a sense of security

The X-frame, which encloses the entire cabin from below, provides a great sense of security and inclusiveness. It is a design that gives a sense of security and safety as a public transportation system.

Design that blends into the cityscape.

We aim for a natural design that blends into the cityscape. With its advanced but not overly assertive shape and color design, it blends naturally into the cityscape without any discomfort.

Awards and Accolades

NEWS PICKS Make Money

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2022

NEWS PICKS Make Money

The 3rd Make Money Grand Prize on NEWS PICKS

Kanagawa Pref Governor's Award

Kanagawa Pref Governor's Award on the 2nd Kanagawa Student Business Plan Contest

Kawasaki ZENTECH Accelerator

Kawasaki ZENTECH Accelerator

100BANCH

100BANCH

DMM.make AKIBA

DMM.make AKIBA Start Line

Press Releases

Zip Infrastructure concludes a Partnership Agreement with Kanagawa Prefecture
Partnership Agreement with FD One Co., Ltd.
Notice regarding relocation of head office and R&D base
Zip Infrastructure has been selected for the startup support program "GlobalXpander Tokyo" organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Zip Infrastructure has entered into a collaboration agreement with Tomigusuku City in Okinawa Prefecture. A letter of request for the introduction of Zippar to the MLIT has been submitted by the city.
Zip Infrastructure has entered into a business alliance agreement with Yashima & Co., Ltd.
Takamasa Suchi CEO has participated in the AJZL Community as a Generation Z leader representing Japan.
Zip Infrastructure has entered into a capital alliance with People, Dreams and Technologies Group Co., Ltd. , the holding company of Chodai Co., Ltd.
Zip Infrastructure was selected as a "HeCNOS AWARD" winning company as a candidate to exhibit at the Kansai Expo 2025.
Self-driven ropeway Zippar has been reported as new mobility by the MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in the Transportation Policy Council for local public transportation.
Zip Infrastructure Co., Ltd. was selected as a contractor for the "Regional Development Promotion Subsidy" of Fukushima Prefecture.
Zip Infrastructure Co., Ltd. was awarded among 12 startup companies in the innovation field announced by EY Japan.
Zip Infrastructure Co., Ltd. has succeed the unmanned driving test of "Zippar" on Hadano test line on Jun 1, 2023.
Zip Infrastructure Co. Ltd., signed the MoU with Universiti Sains Malaysia on Nov 30, 2022.
Zip Infrastrucuture signed the Sponsorship Agreement with JGC JAPAN CORPORATION on Sep 14,2022.
Zip Infrastructure signed the Sponsorship Agreement with Chodai on Jun 29,2022.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2022 named our founder as one of the most notable Asians of the moment on May 26,2022.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. signed the MoU with Nepal’s Gandaki Province on May 12, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure as Self-drive Ropeway maker, raises ¥190 million in pre-seed funding on April 12, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure signed the Sponsorship Agreement with Yashima Kizai. on March 31, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. signed the MoU with Ropeway Nepal Pvt. Ltd. on January 11, 2022.
Zip Infrastructure Inc. that is developing a self-drive ropeway called "Zippar", and has got a test site on January 7, 2022.
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Media Coverage

UHB
(February 20, 2024)
NTV
(February 4, 2024)
Nikkei Newspaper
Nikkei Newspaper:
“Heading to Senaga Island by Ropeway: Tomigusuku City, Okinawa Considers Introducing Self-Driving System”
(February 3, 2024)
Nikkei X Trend
Nikkei X Trend (Nikkei BP):
“100 Growing Companies in 2024”
(January 13, 2024)
Nikkei X Trend
Nikkei X Trend:
The Counterattack of 'Low-Tech': Domestic Next-Generation Ropeways Revolutionizing Urban Transportation
(December 12, 2023)
TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE
TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE:
Ropeway + Monorail? What is “Zippar”
(November 10, 2023)
Nikkei Newspaper
Nikkei Newspaper:
Entrepreneurial Rationality Across Oceans: Training in Promising Nations
(September 22, 2023)
Nikkei Asia
Nikkei Asia:
Japan startup aims to tackle Asia's traffic jams with EV sky trams
(August 29, 2023)
Horiemon Channel
Horiemon Channel:
Horiemon Takes a Test Ride on the Next-Generation Transportation System 'Zippar'! Transforming the Future of Lifestyle through Transportation
(August 4, 2023)
mirai no arukikata
TV TOKYO Corporation
(February 23, 2023)
asahi
The Asahi Shimbun
(November 10, 2022)
NEWS PICKS
NewsPicks :
MAKE MONEY U-24 NOW
(May, 3, 2022)
Nikkei Newspaper
Nikkei Newspaper :
New Ropeway Development Inspired by "Space Elevator”.
(June 16, 2021)
Asa Chan
Asa Chan :
"Next-generation ropeway developed": a new means of transportation to avoid dense traffic.
(April 23, 2021)

Sponsors

CHODAI CO., LTD.

CHODAI CO., LTD.

Biogon Pictures Inc.

Biogon Pictures Inc.

Pacificnetwork Inc.

Pacificnetwork Inc.

SAKURA internet Inc.

SAKURA internet Inc.

YASHIMA

YASHIMA

Takamisawa Cybernetics Co., Ltd.

Takamisawa Cybernetics Co., Ltd.

FD One Co., Ltd.

FD One Co., Ltd.

STARLITE Co., Ltd.

STARLITE Co., Ltd.

Cooperating Local Governments

Hadano city
Hadano city
Tomigusuku city
Tomigusuku city
Minamisoma city
Minamisoma city
Kanagawa Prefecture
Kanagawa Prefecture

Executives

Takamasa Suchi

Takamasa Suchi

CEO

Mario Ian Carlos Ferido Rebonquin

 Mario Ian Carlos
Ferido Rebonquin

Director & Head of Business Development

Manabe Yasumasa

Manabe Yasumasa

Outside Director

Yusuke Tomura

Yusuke Tomura

Auditor

Ikematsu Kunihiko

Ikematsu Kunihiko

Executive Adviser

Yusuke Tomura

Seiichi Kantake

Executive Adviser

About

Name Zip Infrastructure, Inc.
Domain
  1. Manufacture and sale of transportation equipment
  2. Civil engineering and construction work
  3. Land transportation and turning of automobiles
  4. Automobile freight transportation business
  5. All businesses incidental and related to the preceding items
Address Zip Infrastructure, Inc.
HQ
 Minamisoma Incubation Center
 45-245 Kaibama Sukakeba, Haramachi, Minamisoma, Fukushima
Board member Takamasa Suchi CEO
Found July 20, 2018
Capital 185.48 million yen (Including capital reserves)

Access

・5 minutes by taxi from JR Joban Line's Haranomachi Station
・30 minutes from Joban Futaba Interchange by car

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