Helping Singapore’s companies modernize and stay competitive

Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of manufacturing. With benefits such as improved efficiency and reduced operational downtime, it is critical that companies here modernize to remain competitive.

The Singapore government has adopted an extensive strategy to advance the adoption of Industry 4.0, causing business leaders to increasingly look for automation solutions that use technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data. Simultaneously, businesses, like society as a Whole, are striving to counter the problem of human impact on the environment.

One company providing such solutions is Japanese manufacturer Azbil Corporation, a leader in industrial and building automation. Founded in 1906, they have a long history of successfully modernizing companies’ operations. Under the philosophy of “human-centered automation,” Azbil use cutting-edge measurement and control technologies—the backbone of automation—to offer solutions that can solve customers’ problems Whilst providing energy-efficiency, safety and comfort.

“In process and factory automation, companies are looking to leverage the IoT and big data, especially in smart industrial safety,” explained Takayuki Yokota, Executive Director and Managing Executive Officer of International Business at Azbil. “Our smart valve positioners, for example, feature cutting-edge IoT-based sensors that constantly perform valve diagnostics and identify when maintenance should optimally occur. Our systems then analyze that accumulated sensor data to predict and prevent problems before they occur. Every disruption affects competitiveness and customers’ bottom line.”

Their local subsidiary, Azbil Singapore Pte. Ltd., has been delivering building-systems solutions since 1998. Across Singapore, Azbil have deployed life-cycle solutions in plants, landmark building complexes, hotels, institutions of higher learning, hospitals, and data centres, resulting in reduced energy usage and CO2 emissions.

Last year, the company established their Strategic Planning & Development Office for    Southeast Asia here to strategically develop regional business and strengthen business administration among its subsidiaries, through initiatives such as implementing best practices and solutions across the region, and thereby creating a showroom to highlight the Azbil Group’s technologies, and leading the Group’s participation in the Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP) trade show this year for the second consecutive year.

Moving forward, Azbil Will go beyond automation by offering even more life-cycle solutions that solve customers’ problems and tackle issues faced by society.

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