Yazaki Innovations, Inc. (YII), a subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation, focuses on Acquisition of new advanced technologies and New Business Creation.
YII recognizes the fundamental transformations occurring in the automotive industry and energy utility sectors. Advances with respect to automotive connectivity, telematics, information and communication, data collection and analysis, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, shared mobility, and electrification present limitless challenges and opportunities for new technologies. Yazaki is ideally positioned to integrate these new technologies alongside our traditional automotive connectivity and distribution systems. As such, we provide Open Innovation opportunities to external companies to leverage our deeply connected position in the automotive industry and selected markets in the energy utility sectors. Our global footprint, represented in 45 countries, provide a unique opportunity for both established and startup companies access to our market breadth and technical capabilities. By building partnerships and alliances with Yazaki Group companies, YII aims to be at the forefront of the new industrial revolution for both external companies and Yazaki Group companies.
YII is strategically situated in two locations in Northern and Southern California. Both operations work on bringing new innovative technologies and business partnerships to our mix through collaboration, strategic investments, and acquisitions.


  1. Open Innovation:
    Create Open Innovation opportunities for external companies and Yazaki Group companies that lead to new value creation by leveraging Yazaki’s current core competences.
  2. Technical/Business Acquisition:
    Technical and business acquisition of external competencies that strengthen Yazaki’s existing business offerings.
  3. Business Diversification:
    New business creation that complements and enhances Yazaki’s current business portfolio.
  4. Spin-off and Licensing:
    Spin-off and licensing of Yazaki’s technologies that provide better market enhancement opportunities.

Southern California Location (Camarillo)


Yazaki Corporation offers a diverse range of products in the global automotive and energy system sectors. With nearly 240,000 employees in more than 45 countries, Yazaki is one of the world’s largest privately-owned automotive suppliers. As a result of long-term collaboration with our customers, Yazaki has become a leader in research, development, and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions. Yazaki currently produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information systems, sensors, and hybrid and electric vehicle products. Yazaki’s non-automotive segment covers commodity areas supporting the energy sector utility markets, from utility wires and cables, gas metering and delivery devices, air conditioning systems, and commercial vehicle telematics. Yazaki understands that technological innovations provide the basis for a successful future. With global information exchange, Yazaki utilizes the combined resources of development teams located around the world. With this approach, the best ideas and technologies can be integrated to provide a connected world between vehicle, home, and society.
Northern California Location (Sunnyvale)

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Our aim is to work with innovative technology companies in the mobility, energy, and sustainability sectors. We can provide the support to collaborate with our business divisions to validate and to develop products and services that deliver great customer experiences. We are actively looking to partner and become an early adopter of new technologies that are strategically aligned with Yazaki Group businesses. The type of engagement including investments depends on the uniqueness of the technology and the strategic fit. We have no set formula. We seek to engage with companies and explore their technologies, then connect them with Yazaki, and enable them to share our dreams for the future. Please feel free to contact us.


3401 Calle Tecate, Suite A,
Camarillo, CA  93012
440 N. Wolfe Road, MS #165
Sunnyvale, CA  94085

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