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Kurimoto Launches Maintenance Service Using Fujitsu Cloud

Employs FENICS II M2M service to enhance stability in manufacturing line operations

Kurimoto, Ltd.,Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, August 02, 2011

Fujitsu and Kurimoto, Ltd. today announced their collaboration to develop infrastructure that employs Fujitsu's FENICS II M2M service to remotely maintain units of forging press machinery installed at the facilities of Kurimoto's customers. The "Kurimoto Remote Maintenance Service" business will commence from August.

By supplementing Kurimoto's flagship product series, the C2F series of mechanical forging presses, with the Kurimoto Remote Maintenance Service, the company aims to expand its business not only in Japan but also in China, India and other regions.

Through the delivery of the FENICS II M2M service, Fujitsu will provide ICT support to improve after-sales services for large-scale industrial machinery produced and sold by Kurimoto, in addition to facilitating the company's global business expansion.

Kurimoto's new service, which employs the FENICS II M2M (Machine to Machine)(1) service that leverages Fujitsu's cloud platform, links Kurimoto's existing maintenance support systems to a framework that provides, on-demand, maintenance information on C2F series mechanical forging presses installed at customer facilities.

This service provides solutions to issues customers may have faced in the past, such as the need for manpower to investigate and restore large-scale industrial machinery due to an inability to quickly determine its status. The service enables Kurimoto's technicians to understand, in real-time and from Japan, what has happened with this machinery, and then to swiftly and remotely bring it back online or to offer robust support to customer personnel. By subscribing to the new service, customers are able to reduce the expense involved in dispatching technicians to minimize machine downtime, share know-how on the machinery's past history, and investigate the causes of problems.

In the future, Kurimoto plans to expand the range of products, applications and regional availability for this service, while at the same time it will develop products and propose preventive maintenance solutions that are based on the equipment's operational information. This will thereby enable customers to efficiently maintain stable operations of their manufacturing lines, even for locations outside Japan.

In building the support infrastructure for the new Kurimoto Remote Maintenance Service, Fujitsu is offering the FENICS II M2M service, which brings together technologies ranging from communications devices integrated into the machinery, to global mobile networks and cloud environments.

By utilizing the FENICS II M2M service, Fujitsu and Kurimoto were quickly able to finish development and testing of the Kurimoto Remote Maintenance Service and to begin business within only three months.

To enable the creation of a society in which people can live in comfort and security, Kurimoto has in the past contributed to the improvement of social infrastructure and the expansion of essential utilities and industrial equipment.

Going forward, as a company that seeks to increase its value, Kurimoto has decided to focus on social infrastructure and industrial equipment as its main businesses. The company will pursue total-quality services, such as this latest project, with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, while continuing to deliver unique value and peace of mind to its customers.

Fujitsu is dedicated to contributing to the success of its customers and seeks to grow with them as their valued and trusted partner. To make this a reality, Fujitsu delivers new added-value to customers' businesses through an initiative, called NextValue, that leverages ICT to support their manufacturing activities.


  • [1] M2M

    An abbreviation for Machine to Machine, which refers to technology that links machines with information systems over a direct network and collects machine operating status and other information.

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 02 August, 2011
City: Tokyo
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