Schaeffler and Mitsubishi Electric announce global strategic partnership09 May 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG have announced a global strategic partnership as part of the e-F@ctory Alliance network.
Since 2010, both companies have been partners in the e-F@ctory Alliance, which is part of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s e-F@ctory Concept.
The concept aims to support companies with measures within the framework of digital transformation, such as the integration of machine and plant data into MES (manufacturing execution systems) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems.
Dr. Stefan Spindler, CEO industrial of Schaeffler AG, says: “To provide Industry 4.0 solutions with substantial added-value for the customer, we need collaboration across different companies. With the technological expertise and systems know-how of Schaeffler and Mitsubishi Electric teamed up in this global strategic partnership, we’ll be able to offer intelligent solutions tailored to customer and market requirements to optimise manufacturing operations and equipment lifecycle costs.”
Schaeffler contributes concepts that combine mechatronic products, condition monitoring systems, and digital services to form application-specific 4.0 solution packages. These provide the basis for the creation of customised products and services. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation offers a vast range of factory automation and processing technologies, including PLCs, inverters, robots, servo drives and HMI.
Noriyuki Shimizu, corporate executive group vice-president for Factory Automation Systems Group at Mitsubishi Electric, adds: “Over the last few years, we’ve successfully carried out joint projects in various countries in Europe and Asia. Now, we intend to intensify and expand our collaboration on a global level.”
Image caption: left to right - Hartmut Pütz, president of Factory Automation – European Business Group, Mitsubishi Electric; Dr. Stefan Spindler, CEO Industrial of Schaeffler AG; Rauli Hantikainen, head of Industry 4.0, Schaeffler; Hajime Sugiyama, Industrial IoT Evangelist, Factory Automation Systems Group, Mitsubishi Electric; and Kazuaki Nakamura, sales engineer Industrial, Schaeffler.
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