Founded in 2004, Sales On Demand Corporation (SODC) is a team of marketing experts who specialize in establishing, showcasing and selling exceptional international products and services in Japan. SODC is the official exclusive distributor in Japan of Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner developed by the global robotics leader iRobot Corporation of the U.S.A. SODC also exclusively markets Blueair, an acclaimed air purifier developed by the Swedish company Blueair AB. With these products and others, SODC works to create new markets and new product categories while helping international companies to make it big in Japan.
|Name:||Sales On Demand Corporation|
|Headquarters:||KDX Iidabashi Bldg., 3F, 2-26, Shimomiyabi-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|162-0822 Japan Map|
|Japan Sales Offices:||Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Sendai|
You might say it all came from an idea in the mind of Tamio Kobata who was founder of SODC.
He was born in Tokyo in September 1945. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University. In 1968 he went to work for Dentsu Inc., the world's largest advertisement agency. While there he focused on developing marketing and advertising campaigns for international companies. Over the years he helped many leading international firms find success in the Japanese market, and was involved in the launches of many hot selling products.
In 2002, he came across Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner developed by the U.S.-based iRobot Corporation. Through a business partner he made direct contact with the company's management. In 2003, he signed an agreement with the CEO of iRobot, Colin Angle to promote market Roomba.
In 2004, he established Sales On Demand Corporation to be the exclusive distributor of iRobot's roomba products in Japan.