APAC-focused data center firm AirTrunk is to develop a new facility in Osaka, Japan.

Announced this week, OSK1 will be the company’s third data center site in Japan and first outside of the Tokyo region.

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Set in west Osaka, the facility will offer 20MW of capacity and be powered by a dedicated on-site 77kV substation. The 16,500 sqm (177,605 sq ft) building will offer 5,400 sqm (58,125 sq ft) of technical space.

Timelines for development weren’t shared.

AirTrunk founder and CEO Robin Khuda said: “A surge in artificial intelligence applications and enterprise cloud adoption is driving huge demand for critical digital infrastructure in key markets across Japan. The addition of OSK1 to our portfolio will firmly cement AirTrunk as a trusted market leader in hyperscale data centers and demonstrate our unwavering commitment to supporting Japan’s digital future.”

APAC-focused operator AirTrunk was founded in 2016 with plans to develop hyperscale data centers in Australia. The company opened its first facility in Sydney in 2017.

Since then, the company has expanded across the region, operating and developing campuses in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Announced in September 2020, the initial phase of TOK1 in Tokyo was delivered in only 45 weeks and launched in November 2021. Work on an expansion began in June 2023. First announced back in May 2022, the company is also concurrently working on the first two buildings on its TOK2 site.

AirTrunk head of Japan, Nori Matsushita, said: “In less than two years, we have opened two hyperscale data centers and today announce a third development in Japan. As we expand our platform beyond Tokyo into another primary data center hub in Osaka, we will continue to deliver digital infrastructure that is both scalable and sustainable.”

A consortium led by Macquarie’s Asia Infrastructure Fund 2 (MAIF2) and including Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) acquired a major stake in AirTrunk in 2020, investing alongside AirTrunk’s Founder and CEO Robin Khuda.

The company is reportedly close to announcing plans for an IPO.