Create a safe and productive work environment for all workers in factories
Challenges and Changes in the Factory Market
The factory market is undergoing a major transformation. With the challenges in handing down of technical expertise and a shrinking workforce, there is an urgent need for a shift to digitalization, and efforts are being made to automate and reduce the manpower through the introduction of robots and to streamline production processes by utilizing IT, IoT, big data, AI, and other technologies. Besides, there has been an increase in the recruitment of diverse human resources to secure the workforce.
Key risks and opportunities
Factory Market Strategies
Capital investment in the manufacturing industry is expected to shrink over the next three years or so. However, we believe that even in this context, the demand for more comfortable and easier working spaces for factory workers will continue to grow in the future. We will continue to meet the needs for new ways of working in factories in the age of after-corona and provide products that are ideal for creating spaces in which factory workers can work at high productivity.
We will develop new services by applying the know-how we have cultivated in the clean room business and further expand our sales channels. Besides, we will develop products and provide interior space that is useful for establishing production systems that meet the high-mix, low-volume production requirements of future manufacturing industry.
Factory Market Initiatives
he era of mass production has changed to an era of high-mix, low-volume production. The customer needs are diversifying and the factories which can cope with such change are necessary. For this reason, we believe that the product line and the layout of partition within the factories are required to change flexibly. We are conducting market research to respond to these changes in factory operations.
【Topic】 “Mobile Robot" for factories is no w in operation
We have started operating a "mobile robot" at our main factory. The mobile robot is a transport robot that transports finished products and members in the factory. In anticipation of future needs, we started a trial operation of the robot in our factories. We will commercialize the robot as a proposal for creating new value in industrial solutions, mainly for existing users, and expand the range of services we offer.