Mitsubishi Electric Propels IIoT as New ARTC Member

Mitsubishi Electric Asia, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, has joined as Tier 2 member of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC). ARTC is a unit of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Consequently, as a Tier 2 member of ARTC, Mitsubishi Electric Asia’s Factory Automation & Industrial Division will share its know-how regarding e-F@ctory. This integrated automation solution offers value-added internet of things (IoT)-based services and solutions for manufacturing and process industry sectors. Hence, the e-F@ctory solution of Mitsubishi Electric helps industry sectors achieve high productivity and quality improvements.  

Takeshima Oshima, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Electric Asia, and Dr. David Low, Chief Executive officer of ARTC, both signed the membership agreement of the Japanese company into ARTC.

Takeshi Oshima, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Electric Asia (left) and Dr. David Low, Chief Executive Officer of ARTC (right), sign the membership agreement of Mitsubishi Electric Asia as ARTC’s Tier 2 member.

Scale up Industry 4.0

Oshima said the membership gives them the opportunity to further develop their automation and processing technologies and capabilities in areas of advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing. “We look forward to lending our expertise on 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 realizing a safer, more sustainable society,” said Oshima.

In addition, Oshima said the company is expanding its foothold around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) services by developing integrated solutions for manufacturing companies. Specifically, this will accelerate digital transformation and scale up their adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in response to the Singapore’s Smart Industry Readiness Index.

Meanwhile, Low said Mitsubishi Electric Asia’s membership to ARTC will strengthen the organization’s ecosystem. Moreover, it will promote “co-innovating solutions” to solve real industrial problems among industry members.

“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 among industry players, public sector research institutes and academia. Furthermore, this partnership aims to bridge technological gaps in the adoption of advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing processes, from applied research to industrial applications.