Yokogawa's New Buyout Reinforces Manufacturing Support

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has completed the acquisition of Votiva Singapore Pte. Ltd. Votiva is a southeast Asia-based IT consultancy that provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software services.

Specifically, ERP systems are at the core of the solutions that Yokogawa provides to support smart manufacturing and digital transformation (DX). Hence, this acquisition will allow the company to expand its provision of ERP solution support services in Southeast Asia.

Essentially, Votiva will change its company name to Yokogawa Votiva Solutions following the acquisition.

Established in 2007, Votiva operates in five Southeast Asian countries. In addition to IT outsourcing services, the company provides global consulting and implementation services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Votiva distributes and implements Microsoft Dynamics ERP & CRM, Microsoft Dynamics ERP for Retail, and Dynamics 365 Cloud. Furthermore, it has a track record of more than 400 Microsoft Dynamics implementation projects in a wide variety of industries in Southeast Asia.

Immense Growth of ERP

In 2019, Yokogawa began offering ERP solutions to manufacturers in Southeast Asia. Accordingly, the company is leveraging its extensive ERP expertise and resources in Japan. Hence, it will scale up its activities in Southeast Asia to provide sensor and control system solutions that support factory operations. Furthermore, it will also build up its IT solutions that support problem-solving at the management level.

Yokogawa’s ERP solutions are highly flexible and can adapt to specific customer needs in a wide variety of industries. These include chemicals, pulp & paper, mining and non-ferrous metals through to food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and electronics manufacturing.

As more companies embrace DX, the demand for ERP solutions in Southeast Asia is also growing. Recently, business owners have been trying to increase competitiveness and efficiency by efficiently managing all business activities — including factory operations — at the enterprise level and optimizing them with digital technology.

Accelerates DX, Smart Manufacturing

The acquisition of Yokogawa Votiva Solutions will allow Yokogawa to expand its ERP services and accelerate the implementation of ERP solutions that enable customers in Southeast Asia to achieve their digitalization goals more effectively. Moreover, with their robust information technology (IT) skills and extensive knowledge and experience, the professionals at Yokogawa Votiva Solutions will be able to support not only companies in Southeast Asia, but also organizations expanding into the region from Japan, Europe, and the United States, helping them execute their DX initiatives in a dynamic environment.

Toshinari Miyamoto, president and CEO of Yokogawa Engineering Asia, the regional headquarters of Southeast Asia, commented, “Yokogawa Votiva’s ERP solutions can help businesses of all sizes across all industries accelerate their digitalization. Today, Yokogawa’s operations in Southeast Asian countries provide numerous DX technology-related products and smart manufacturing implementation consulting services for the manufacturing industry. Capitalizing on Yokogawa Votiva’s expertise in ERP, we will be able to transform entire businesses by integrating data at all levels of the organization, from company management down to plant operations.”