Message from Managing Director

35 years since established in France, Segula Technologies is an international company, with of over 13,000 Designers and Engineers globally. We provide design and engineering services in the Automotive, Rails, Naval, Aerospace, and Energy sectors, in more then 30 countries 140 locations.

We have expanded through integration of various entities, including recent acquisition of Technicon Design for Design services, Buscotech for Electrification on Large Commercial Vehicles, and the Opel R&D Center (M&A from the PSA Group and organization integrations from 2019). Through 

this, our technical competence has accumulated in wide range of areas.

We have opened Segula Japan, in the Yokohama City since April 2019, and are now available in Japan to provide services to Japanese customers.

We do not manufacture nor sell products, and are a company who provides Design and Engineering services therefore, people are our most important assets, and people are the source of power, in generating value for our clients.

Especially when deploying business in a technology driven country like Japan, our value is represented by our ability to deliver "solution for the goals" in the quickest manner, at the highest quality level. In order to realize this, we be a team of professionals, with a corporate culture where innovative ideas are created.

Segula Japan is an non-Japanese company, but will ensure assigning international Japanese staff, experienced with various product development in an international environment. We are committed in contributing to support Japanese and Asian companies to innovate competitiveness of their products, by providing Design and Engineering competences of the global Segula Group.

Segula Japan Ltd.

Managing Director

Noritaka Tsuru

Noritaka Tsuru (Biography)

1982-1996 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

1996-2004 General Motors, German Opel Division

2004-2012 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2012-2019 Deputy Representative, Interior Division, Faurecia Japan

2019-Present Segula Japan Co., Ltd.

Core Members

Shuji Nishimura

-Specialist, Powertrain and vehicle electrification

-Promotion of new mobility business


2003-2015  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Powertrain development

2015-2019  GLM Co., Ltd. EV system development

2019-Present  Segula Japan Co., Ltd.

Tabea Gutermann

-HR and organizational development, development of corporate culture, for Segula in Japan.

-Promoting design services by international designers

2017 Master of Science degree in International Business and Human Resource Management from Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen (Stuttgart, Germany).

2019 Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan)

Full business proficiency in German, English and French as well as a good understanding of Japanese and Spanish.

Yuji Kihara

-Specialist, Body & Structure Engineer


1986-2019  G-TEKT Corporation        Product development

2020-Present   Segula Japan Co., Ltd.

Nicolas Jahan

- Key Sector Manager, Japan Business

- Greadulated Master Degree in Political Science in Lyon at Ecole Normale Supérieure

- 6 years in Segula as Business development, in Agricultural, Construction Equipment, Aeronautic, Defense, and International Automotive OEMs.

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