Fujitsu’s New Industry 4.0 Competence Center Set to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Industry
- New Industry 4.0 Competence Center brings together Fujitsu’s Industrial IoT know-how, IoT platform, device management and services, as well as first hand manufacturing experience
- Center located in Germany to support manufacturing customers on their digital transformation journeys
- Dedicated team of subject matter experts on hand to co-create smart factories and production lines
Industry 4.0 solutions influence many aspects of a business – from remote monitoring of machinery in a factory all the way to a so-called “digital twin”, a detailed simulation of entire factory floor processes, running in real-time. Fujitsu offers a comprehensive set of capabilities to manage this complexity – from experience in collaborative engineering and systems integration to one of the industry’s widest selections of IoT edge technology, combined with advanced industrial analytics and cyber security features. The new Competence Center also leverages Fujitsu’s unique experience gained from operating its own European factory in Augsburg, Germany.
Dr. Rolf Werner, Head of Central Europe at Fujitsu, comments: “Industrial customers are turning to us to help them change the way they do business, by co-creating digital transformation. As Industry 4.0 comes of age, conversations are changing: Where once the focus was on implementing technology solutions, we are now engaged in discussions about connecting and transforming entire businesses and enabling our customers to succeed in multi-company ecosystems. With our new Competence Center, we are bringing together Fujitsu’s extensive IIoT, analytics and engineering capabilities to help our customers truly reap the benefits of digitalization.”
Industry 4.0 solutions are now being rapidly adopted in central Europe, growing to an important driver for digital transformation. By locating its new Competence Center in the heart of the region, Fujitsu is well placed to serve customers keen to gain efficiencies by transforming and digitalizing operations. The Internet of Things is one of Fujitsu’s key technology pillars
that support its vision of a Human Centric Intelligent Society where technology empowers people and transforms businesses. The new Industry 4.0 Competence Center will provide significant resources, including approximately 300 experts in Europe and additional experts in Japan. This dedicated team of subject matter experts will guide customers from project definition to proof-of-concept testing, through to rolling out full deployments.
Pricing and availability
The Competence Center will start operation in June 2017 and will initially focus on supporting Industry 4.0 projects in Central Europe.
Notes to editors
Fujitsu is a member of several leading industrial IoT bodies, including: Plattform Industrie 4.0 in Germany; the company has also been elected as a member of the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the US and is a founding member of the Industrial Value Chain initiative (IVI) as well as the Robot Revolution Initiative (RRI) in Japan.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US $40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 23 May, 2017