Toshiba Digital Solutions and Tech Mahindra Join Hands to Target Smart Factory
November 7, 2017
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
KAWASAKI—Toshiba Digital Solutions and Tech Mahindra today announced their strategic partnership in the area of smart factory. Both Toshiba Digital Solutions and Tech Mahindra are information and communication technology (ICT) companies with a strong background in manufacturing. As strategic partners, the two companies will synergize their group manufacturing heritage, domain expertise and existing customer base to expand business in the smart factory market together.
Digitalization is revolutionizing every industry and reshaping every aspect of a business. Industry 4.0 is referred as the most significant revolution of the manufacturing industry. Factories today have sensors and IoT devices embedded across process, producing data far more than ever before. However, many of the factories do not have enough capability to leverage data captured from the devices and translate it into operational optimization, productivity improvement or predictive analysis. Also, multi-national manufacturers are facing problems to apply an integrated smart factory solution across all production systems at local factories. This partnership will better tackle the issues above by offering an integrated digitalization framework implemented from design and development throughout production and operations as well as providing full scale global support to help headquarters and local factories sustain digital transformation.
Toshiba Digital Solutions developed Meister series, a suite of smart manufacturing solutions, by leveraging manufacturing expertise built up through long years of experience in manufacturing businesses ranging from semiconductors to social infrastructure. Meister series based on “Toshiba IoT Architecture SPINEX” collects, accumulates and utilizes IoT data generated on production lines efficiently to optimize manufacturing processes, improve quality and productivity and provide support throughout business lifecycles. Data connecting platform (“Meister DigitalTwin”) derived from Toshiba’s unique data model and big data high-speed processing infrastructure duplicate manufacturing processes in a digital space, and enable detailed time-series analysis for digital transformation.
Considered as one of the leaders in the IoT space for its capabilities in IoT technology services, Tech Mahindra has been building capabilities in this space through a mix of organic and inorganic means. A strong understanding of the communication technologies powered by connected devices and boosted by focused investment in Industry 4.0 has positioned Tech Mahindra as a leading solutions provider in IoT space with global clientele that includes some of the biggest names in the industry. Furthermore, Tech Mahindra is betting big on its D.A.V.I.D strategy, which is based on five technological pillars such as Digitalization, Automation, Verticalization, Innovation and Disruption. IoT is a major ingredient in the overall bouquet of offering.
This partnership aims to leverage strengths of both sides and offer a one stop solution for manufacturer customers with the latest IoT technologies and system integration capabilities from both sides. Customers will be able to transform existing operations to run better and change faster while at the same time being able to grow greater through new services launched from the analyzed data.
“We are delighted to join hands with Toshiba Digital Solutions known for their leadership across various industrial segments, domain expertise and special manufacturing processing knowledge. This coupled with Tech Mahindra’s system integration, consulting and expertise across IoT and ‘Factory of the Future’ ensure that we are able to bring the best of breed solution for the customers,”” said Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP & Global Head, Integrated Engineering Solutions at Tech Mahindra. “Our integration capability in Information Technology and Operational Technology, and global experience in Manufacturing Execution System and allied systems would make us an ideal partner for companies embarking on their journey of Digital Transformation,” he added.
“Toshiba recognizes the urgent need of manufacturers for advancing their digital transformation in the trend of Industry 4.0 and has developed a suite of smart factory solutions to answer that,” said Shunsuke Okada, Vice President of Industrial Solutions Division of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation. “Teaming up with Tech Mahindra will expand the availability of Toshiba’s smart factory solutions to serve customers in different regions of the world more efficiently. We look forward to leveraging our technology with Tech Mahindra’s expertise to further accelerate the market adoption of smart factory globally.”
About Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
Toshiba Group is a globally competitive organization focused on four main business domains: Social Infrastructure, Energy, Electronic Devices and Digital Solutions. Toshiba Digital Solutions is the core driver of the Group’s Digital Solutions business and delivers system integration and digital service solutions that accelerate digital transformation.
Drawing on know-how cultivated in over 140 years in the social infrastructure business and manufacturing, combined with the latest ICT including IoT and AI, Toshiba Digital Solutions co-creates new value propositions with customers and society.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™.
We are a USD 4.5 billion company with 115,850+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 864 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).
We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.
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