Mitsubishi Electric Asia will share its expertise in factory automation as it becomes a Tier 2 member of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), which is a unit of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
“We are excited and honoured to collaborate with ARTC. This gives us a great opportunity to further develop our automation and processing technologies and capabilities in the areas of advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing,” said Takeshi Oshima, managing director of Mitsubishi Electric Asia.
He added that they are looking forward to sharing their expertise on Mitsubishi’s e-F@ctory solutions in research and development projects with other industry members to improve and reinvent business models.
“This is in line with our mission and purpose to creating values and realising a safer, more sustainable society,” said Oshima.
The e-F@ctory solution is an integrated factory automation solution that offers value added IoT-based services and solutions for manufacturing and process industry sectors to achieve high productivity and quality improvements.
Established in 1977, Mitsubishi Electric Asia is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Group. The company has been offering high-performance products and services ranging from home electronics, industrial and factory automation, space systems, public utility systems and semiconductors to homes, businesses and industries in Asia Pacific.
According to Oshima, the company is expanding its foothold around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) services by developing integrated solutions for manufacturing companies to accelerate digital transformation and scale up their adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in response to the Singapore’s Smart Industry Readiness Index.
Meanwhile, Dr. David Low, chief executive officer of ARTC, said the participation of Mitsubishi Electric Asia strengthen the ARTC membership ecosystem in co-innovating solutions to solve real industrial problems currently faced Singapore’s manufacturing sector.
“We look forward to working closely with Mitsubishi Electric to build novel solutions for manufacturing and robotic automation, to scale up capability development efforts in the manufacturing domain,” said Low.
ARTC provides a collaborative platform which brings together industry players, public sector research institutes and academia to bridge technological gaps in the adoption of advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing processes, from applied research to industrial applications.
Led by A*STAR, in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, ARTC has more than 90 members, ranging from global multinational corporations (MNCs) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ARTC focuses on advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing and serves to accelerate the transfer of innovation from applied research to industrial applications.