Testimonials of Some Representative Clients (Alphabetical Order)
After relocating to our new offices, we immediately noticed substantial
improvements. The innovative and productive abilities of ABB personnel have enhanced, inter-office communications became distinctively better, and ABB corporate culture is now properly expressed.
A.A.S. planning and design concepts, including transparency, color and dynamism, have enabled us to achieve such improvements. A.A.S. provided us with what we exactly needed, and within previously set tight time and budget schedules.
It has been a pleasure collaborating with Dr. Sultan and his AAS team on the design and management of the project of our plant for maintenance, repair and after-service of robots in Toyota city, Aichi prefecture.
One of the challenges was the limitation of the available site. But AAS found a very good innovative design solution that satisfies all our expectations for a very practical plant. The collaboration design phase was very important to ensure that we would get the best plant for our needs for the coming 10 years, including all the expected business growth resulting from such new investment.
AAS has always listened carefully to our needs and requirements. Even though this new building was only a plant, it should also be representative of our corporate culture and image. AAS already has had a long experience of ABB's standards which helped make the project a success. The overall project was completed on time including all the modifications that we required, and the cost controls done by AAS permitted us to close the project within the budget.
I would like to thank Dr. Sultan and the AAS team for the great efforts undertaken to design and manage the project of our new plant.
Mr. Stephane Chateau
Manager, Customer Service Department
I would like to congratulate Dr. Sultan and his AAS team for an excellent job in designing our new office. Despite the space limitations, AAS was able to create a bright and spacious environment through the clever use of glass, mirrors and innovative designing.
ADP Financial Information Services (Japan) Inc.
There was a need to relocate and restructure the organization of AIG Star Life Insurance (ex-Chiyoda Mutual Life Insurance) within a very short period of time. This required a lot of continuous changes of requirements, which made the work of architects extremely difficult.
However, Dr. Sultan and his AAS team successfully managed to cope with our impossible demands, without sacrificing the high quality of design, thanks to their professional expertise and patience. The staff of AIG Star Life Insurance is now clearly aware that the company was reborn, with efficient space planning and new identity of corporate culture expressed in the office design, which induces innovation and productivity.
President and Representative Director
American International Group K.K. (AIG K.K.)
Our new offices created by AAS are great hits. They are well-designed, unconventional offices in bright colors that have enhanced the creative imagination of our people. Something unseen anywhere else.
Senior Vice President
After the merger between Astra and Zeneca, AAS established a clear agenda for our Osaka and Tokyo projects. We needed to create and express our new corporate culture based on the characteristics of the new entity, cultivate a better environment to help people become more innovative and productive, conform to a set budget, and do all of the above issues within a short period of time.
Dr. Sultan and his team enabled us to achieve all our objectives with full satisfaction.
Director, Human Resources
Dr Sultan and his AAS team, with a thorough understanding of the ANZCCJ, our needs and expectations, designed a new office space that we are very proud of. The innovative use of space and materials has resulted in a space perfect for both staff and visiting clients.
The techniques employed to give the office a brighter and more open feel are just one of the special touches that we enjoy in our new "home". I highly recommend the services of AAS Associates to any potential clients
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Through extensive interface sessions with my staff during the planning and development stage, Dr. Sultan and his AAS team have delivered a colorful, vibrant, youthful and user-friendly environment which personifies our mission, namely the imaginative marketing of Australia as the preferred holiday destination in the world.
Our staff commitment and productivity has never been higher, and the office is now the talk of the tourism industry.
Australian Tourist Commission
Bausch & Lomb Japan is very pleased with its new Tokyo Headquarters. It was a challenging project due to tight budgetary and time constraints. Dr. Sultan and his team worked closely with our representatives to make the project a great success. I am very happy with the outcome.
James F. Milton
Bausch & Lomb Japan Company Ltd.
Making the most of a rather small space was an important consideration for the BCCJ. Dr Sultan anticipated our requirements and created a dynamic concept that truly reflected the forward-looking nature of the Chamber; a space as appealing to visitors as to the staff.
Ian de Stains OBE ACIArb
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Dr. Sultan and his AAS team took our ideas and produced a working environment that exceeds our expectations. But more importantly he has created an atmosphere that will help us market travel to Britain in new dynamic ways. For this we thank him and his excellent team.
British Tourist Authority
The challenge to design an efficient office environment in the space provided was met with outstanding professionalism and attention to detail by Dr. Manny Sultan and his team at AAS.
Coordinating construction and modification work was done with skilled precision and ongoing communication was clear and concise. Their expertise was impressive which helped make our new office a reality and the whole process a real pleasure.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
We enjoy one of the best working environments in Tokyo, an office in Nagata-cho surrounded by trees outside while being tailor-made and perfectly realized by Dr. Sultan and his team from the inside.
CH Projects Management Ltd.
Dr. Sultan over past few years has worked on a number of projects for us. He and his team have shown a total client orientation, provided vision and innovation, and focused all their energies on the key issues to arrive at excellent execution.
Chateau Blanc, Ltd.
We appreciate the dedication of Dr.Sultan and the AAS team in the development of our new facility. AAS follows a logical process to understand, develop and deliver satisfaction based on the client's needs. AAS is committed to excellence in design and execution.
Dr. Eddie R. Hays
Representative Director & President
Coca-Cola (MAFE) Research & Development Co., Ltd
We had three objectives. Firstly, to increase work efficiency by providing better internal communications, because our four teams were separated in two offices. Secondly, to improve our services to BSO clients by providing better facilities and locating our consultants closer. Thirdly, to cut cost, because our office cost to revenue ratio was too high.
As a result of Dr. Sultan's innovative ideas, we were able to achieve all of our objectives. Although the allocated space per each person is reduced to almost one-half, the new offices are spacious and bright, full of energy, and more efficient. And most importantly, this was achieved within exceptionally limited time and budget.
Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
Over the past three years we have had the opportunity to work several times with Dr. Sultan and his AAS architects team. Proof of the professional attitude and realization power of AAS is certainly our repeated work together for our shows in 2006 as well as cafes, and recently in 2007 our flagship De'Longhi's. De'Longhi's, our De'Longhi House in Daikanyama with a showroom, store, seminar room, Italian restaurant and bar, was a particular challenge. It is not only the first for the De'Longhi Group worldwide but also the first of this type of mixed-use project for AAS.
We are very grateful to Dr. Sultan and his team to have mastered the project, architectural issues and building coordination so well and in time. I can only recommend everyone to come, have a look and enjoy. That will say it all for this superb realization!
De'Longhi Japan Corporation
We enjoy our new offices designed by Dr. Sultan and his AAS team. Our offices now are well designed, complement our corporate identity and convey a feeling of spaciousness. We highly appreciate Dr. Sultan's professional planning, attention to detail and services provided after project completion. Many thanks for a job well done.
Administrative Manager for Japan
Det Norske Veritas AS
The Embassy of Sudan is very pleased with the professional services provided by Dr. Sultan and the team of AAS for our new Tokyo office. AAS was very efficient and prompt in understanding and responding positively to all of our needs and requirements.
We are very much satisfied with the result and the practical and cheerful offices created by AAS.
Dr. Musa Omar
Embassy of Sudan, Tokyo
We sincerely appreciate the commitment, support, planning and project execution by Dr. Sultan and the AAS team. The close collaboration of AAS with all our staff was critical to the success of creating a new harmonious working environment which projects the image and corporate identity that we wish to portray to our customers.
Nihon Firmenich K.K.
At the completion of our "Golay" building, we realized that Dr. Sultan has by far exceeded our high expectations. Dr. Sultan and his team provided us with a top-quality design, virtually tailor-made building, and which expresses our corporate culture and enables our people to be more productive, innovative and cheerful.
To our great satisfaction, the entire project was well within our limited budget. We got excellent quality and value for our money, thanks to Dr. Sultan and his highly professional team.
Andy W. Muller
Golay Buchel Japan K.K.
IKEA Japan consulted AAS Associates International for getting professional advice regarding the construction of high-level racking, suspended ceilings and signage for our first IKEA store located in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture. Those areas are subject to seismic exposure where IKEA had limited experience; especially that IKEA regards the safety of its customers and staff as a top priority.
Dr. Sultan and his team guided us through the Japanese laws, codes and regulations and our own concerns in a meticulous and tireless way. The complicated structural calculations and detailed documentation left behind are invaluable for the future IKEA stores in Japan.
President and CEO
Our IML residence was very challenging in every aspect. Because of our emphasis on quality design and construction, within tight time schedule and strict budget measures with the concept of value for money in mind. The performance of AAS team exceeded my high expectations. The process was stressful, yet very enjoyable. My needs, requirements and ideas were successfully interpreted and incorporated in the design, which I am happy with. AAS was unique in providing three pillars in good integrated balance: Quality design, strict cost control and successful overall management. In addition to the architectural services, AAS guided us through the complicated Japanese bureaucracy and paper work. AAS also selected a first class construction company, which did excellent work with patience, that was needed to accommodate AAS emphasis on top quality construction standards. I definitely commend AAS on its excellent performance.
International Metals Limited
We are enjoying our new office, designed by AAS. Dr. Sultan and his AAS team have demonstrated a high level of devotion, flexibility and willingness to listen to our needs. This was the key to the success of our project.
Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
Consulting with Dr. Sultan and his AAS team regarding construction issues for our building resulted in substantial money savings for our community. His professional approach, sense of responsibility and integrity were very much appreciated and he saved us millions of Yen.
Jewish Community of Japan
I want to express my great satisfaction in the way Dr. Sultan and his colleagues at AAS have executed their work as Project Managers and Professional Advisors to the Club. Their professionalism saved the project and managed to convert it into a success much lauded by our fellow Club members.
AAS provided us with a comprehensive professional services starting from the selection of premises and continuing to periodical inspections after completion. Our bi-weekly project meetings throughout were very challenging and steered the project to its successful completion. Dr. Sultan's past experience in Scandinavia was very helpful in understanding our culture and requirements. The resulting office is functional, expressive of our corporate culture, has an environment that induces innovation, and exceeded our high expectations.
Lundbeck Japan K.K
Mundipharma has been steadily growing since establishing its Japan operations in 1998. In 2003, we needed a larger office to accommodate our current needs as well as future expansion. A friend of mine, who happened to also be a satisfied client of AAS, recommended Dr. Manny Sultan for the design of our new Tokyo office. I soon discovered this recommendation to be very appropriate. Manny and his team have an outstanding work ethic, and their project and cost management skills saved Mundipharma both effort and money. The new office designed by the team at AAS provides us with an effective and attractive workspace to further expand our business and achieve our goals. It has been a pleasure working with Manny and his excellent and devoted team at AAS.
Steven E. Engen
President & Representative Director
We thank AAS for a job well done. We are really delighted at the way Dr. Sultan and his AAS team have succeeded in turning their creative ideas into a dynamic work environment which encourages innovation. AAS has added color, cheerfulness and superb design to our offices, which now very well reflect our culture of openness and encouragement of individuality.
Paul A. Dudler
Novartis Japan K.K.
We are very happy with the quality of workmanship and professionalism provided by Dr. Sultan and the AAS team for designing and building coordination for our Nippon Roche Building.
Nippon Roche K.K.
Throughout the modification projects of our offices from mid 1998 through 2000, Dr. Sultan and the A.A.S. team have demonstrated an exceptional ability in understanding our needs and requirements under tight physical and financial restrictions, and shown total flexibility in accommodating our various changes. A.A.S. professionally managed to have our projects get completed within the time and budget schedules set previously. We are very satisfied with the results in terms of functions, amenity and art of the interior design.
Roche Diagnostics K.K.
Rolex is proud of its new Tokyo Head Office premises, as well as its Service Headquarters Building in Tokyo, both designed and created by AAS. These offices not only stand as symbols of Rolex quality, but also reflect the professionalism and high standard of workmanship which Dr. Sultan and his team have applied throughout.
C. W. McDonald
Rolex (Japan) Ltd.
AAS enabled us to overcome the difficulties of merging two businesses into a new location and having very tight time schedule and limited budget. Manny Sultan and his Team met all our demands and provided an efficient, effective and refreshingly different office layout with the bold use of our corporate colors. We are completely satisfied.
Ian R. Carroll
Group Manager for Japan
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc
Even with very difficult mandate (exceptionally stringent budget, very tight time frame, potential for future reconfiguration), the AAS team succeeded in meeting all our needs, professionally and promptly. We highly appreciate the efforts that made the transition to the new premises exceptionally smooth.
Gerry B. Cetkovski
Vice President and General Manager Japan
Royal Bank of Canada
Dr. Sultan enabled us to enjoy a bigger home with better environment, and with outstanding visual, functional and psychological qualities of its interior environment spaces. This was undertaken by a very productive dialogue and process with many brainstorming sessions. The result was a new residence with exceptionally high quality planning, design and construction, and that expresses the culture of our family. Many thanks to Dr. Sultan and his team for the hard work, dedication and creativity which have made us enjoy a beautiful new home and also complete the project with great value for money and within short period of time.
Hiroshi & Keiko Sugiguchi
In Japan people have a great need for both efficiency and beautiful design. Dr. Sultan combines this with his personal touch. As a long time resident in Japan, but still a foreigner, he is a mix between east and west. This makes his designs really interesting and exciting.
Sweden Center Japan
For our project, Dr. Sultan and his AAS team have provided innovative planning and design concepts, strict cost management and construction quality measures, appropriate interpretation of our corporate culture, and a working environment that enhances people's efficiency, productivity and imagination. It's real team work with AAS and it makes a difference!
Dr. Felix W. Bossert
Chief Representative, Representative Office Tokyo
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Swiss Reinsurance started its own operation in Japan in 1972 and relocated to the current offices in 1995 with the professional services of Dr. Sultan and the AAS team. Since then, all our relocation, modification, and renovation projects have been undertaken by AAS. Because of our total satisfaction with AAS professional services and its complete understanding of Swiss Reinsurance corporate culture. AAS overcame all the hurdles of time and budget constraints, provided quality planning and design, and exceeded by far our very high expectations. While keeping excellent communication with us, AAS created pleasant and efficient offices. We will definitely continue our working relationship with AAS in the future.
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Swiss Reinsurance started its operation in Japan in 1972 and relocated to the current offices in 1995 with the professional services of Dr. Sultan and the AAS team. Since then, all our relocation, modification, and renovation projects have been undertaken by AAS, because of our total satisfaction with AAS professional services and its complete understanding of Swiss Reinsurance corporate culture. Swiss Reinsurance has strict regulations, restrictions and high demand of quality set forth by our Head Office in Zurich. AAS overcame all the hurdles and exceeded by far our very high expectations. While keeping excellent communication with our Head Office, AAS created bright, open, transparent and efficient offices. We will definitely continue seeking AAS quality professional services for our future projects.
Head of Japan Branch
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Syngenta faced various issues: Merging two corporations, very strict budget, short time schedule, and no allowance for new furniture. The efficient and professional support of Dr. Sultan and his AAS team enabled us to achieve the project objectives successfully, in addition to providing us with new offices that express our corporate culture in a very pleasant way and that enhance our work environment.
Syngenta Japan K.K.
Dr. Sultan and his AAS team took the time to listen and transform ideas and requirements into a perfect solution for our office. They were able to design and build for us a working environment that is similarly high tech, high quality, and high efficient, which matches our corporate identity, at a reasonable cost. We would be honored to work with him again in the future.
Telekurs (Japan) Ltd.
Thanks to AAS design and tasteful color setting, our people feel a clear sense of Volvo unity among the different Volvo companies. The office visual impression and logistic flow are the greatest improvements over our earlier office. Additionally, our appreciation for the timely completion of the project. We thank AAS and the project team for all the dedicated work to provide us with our new Tokyo office.
Volvo Cars Japan Corporation
Aiko Yamano Bido Hall was built for a dual purpose: To honor the achievements of the legend Aiko Yamano and to enhance the education of the tradition of Kimono. The building created by AAS is based on and manifests the philosophy of Aiko Yamano; "Bido" or "Total Beauty", which includes "Five Elements of Beauty" -- Hair, Face, Fashion, Inner Beauty and Health Beauty" - and are uniquely represented in the building's fan shaped structure. The building will be long cherished by the staff, teachers and students from both Yamano Gakuen and Kokusai Biyo Kyokai. Additionally, AAS professional services resulted in completing the project within the previously set quality, budget and time schedules. I have truly enjoyed working with Dr. Sultan and his excellent and devoted team.