About us

About Azucar.Inc

azucar_logoAzucar Inc. is a website design company located in Sagamihara-shi(Sagamiko lake) in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. We are promoting “Rural outsourcing” and “SOHO (Small Office / Home Office)” to support the rural life of engineers and designers.

Cost reduction by rural outsourcing

Rural outsourcing is to place an order to countryside area within the country. Cost reduction is a matter of course in the business. However, there are limits to ask a discount to the company whom you have interacted until now. Moreover, even if you order abroad in pursuit of cost reduction, desired results can not be expected in the areas that need customised localization. So now, rural outsourcing is attracting interest in U.S. and other countries.

Advantages of rural outsourcing

  1. Cost reduction is possible by cutting office rent, etc.
  2. Network cloud solutions connected with technology is available by SOHO
  3. As a present global trend, high-level engineers tend to start their own business and move to the countryside area. In consequence, creative results are achieved by rural outsourcing.

Then, what are the disadvantages?

Disadvantages of rural outsourcing resolve with Skype

Disadvantages of Rural outsourcing are as follows:

  1. Face-to-face meeting is difficult to have, so it’s hard to see each other.
  2. In case of “SOHO”, the question is its permanence for the maintenance.

Regarding(1), it can be solved by using a video conferencing system such as Skype that allows immediate conversation. Even the nearest suppliers can not reach your company faster than Skype contact. In addition, we can have face-to-face meetings if it’s possible.

Regarding(2), the person of so-called “SOHO” is self-employed. There will be the case that you call him after 1 year and are told “The number you have dialed is no longer in service.” How about Azucar Inc.? Please don’t worry, our company has continued for more than 10 years.

Website creation by WordPress

Our company uses an open source WordPress(CMS) to create all websites. The reason is it’s possible for the clients to update “Notice”, “Blog”, “Gallery”, “Event calendar ” and so on, and they can transmit the information timely by themselves. If an old news of 1 year ago was still on a top page of a certain company, how do you feel?

Future potential makes a difference

For example, when you try to add the function of smartphone site or “Like” of facebook in all web pages, in case of the traditional means you have to modify all pages one by one. However, WordPress (CMS) make it possible to change all the pages at a time. Moreover, you can renewal the design of the future while making use of the current data. Please imagine: in this age of rapid change, if your website is still the same after three years, is it OK for you?

Scalability makes a difference

When your company or store go well, suppose that you try to start an online shop on a trial basis. To start it, normally it’s necessary to launch a new website. However, in case of WordPress(CMS) you can make it possible only adding the function. You can see which option is better in terms of costs and deadline.

WordPress is the world standard

As you may know, there are several systems called CMS such as WordPress. For example, Drupal, MovableType, and Joomla, etc. Why do we choose WordPress among them? The reason is that WordPress is used the most in the world. It’s so clear that more explanation is not necessary.

A bulk order for creative web design, administration, and advertising

You can order in bulk for creative web design, administration, and advertising to Azucar Inc. at a time.You don’t need to choose several companies, such as A company for design, B company for website administration, C company for increasing page views including SEO, etc. One stop service makes your business more efficient. You may have a question here. For example, “I want to use an illustration popular with women, but how do you arrange it?” The answer is that we use network cloud to arrange a suitable outworker (in this case, an illustrator popular with women) if we can not correspond your demand within our company. So please count on us.

Please trust us in consulting and planning

The representatives of Azucar inc. has an electronic engineering degree of a science university, and has engaged in the development of mobile phone in a manufacturer, and has more than 10 years experience of the management of online shop. And now, we are involved in the web creation of more than 50 companies of various industries per year. Please imagine: to consult about e-commerce with a design company that has no experience of online shop is as if to ask a painter how to sell cosmetics.

Skills

Category Skills
Website development
  • WordPress Customization
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySql
  • JavaScript/jQuery
Website design
  • Adobe Fireworks (overall sites) 
  • Adobe Illustrator (logo, brand image) 
  • Adobe Photoshop(photo process, banner creation)
Others
  • English translation
  • Spanish translation

Developmental environment

We are keeping development and maintenance with the following environment.

Category Environment of creation
Environment of creation
  • Windows 7
  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • Android(Motorola)
  • Adobe Master Collection
  • Anti-virus by ESET Smart Security
  • Server connection by FTPS
  • Backup synchronization in three locations of the project data outside and inside the company
  • Morisawa fonts are equipped

Contact

Company Name Azucar Inc.
Company Address 866-14 Wakayanagi, Midori-ku, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, 252-0175, Japan
tel 050-5534-5588
mail oka@azucar.jp
skype junichi.oka
contact name  Junichi Oka