A leading company in the factory automation industry across the globe, OMRON announced that it will be serving the logistics sector in South-East Asia, Oceania, and Singapore with its first automation center which is launching soon. Second in Singapore, 6th in APAC, and 38th in the world, OMRON is expanding with its automation center which provides Industry 4.0 solutions.
It is one of the first solution development centers to enable the implementation of the Robotics Middleware Framework (RMF) in the logistics industry and is known as OMRON AUTOMATION CENTER SINGAPORE for Logistics. It will make complicated and heterogeneous multi-robot systems interoperable and demonstrate this (MRS). This is a crucial step toward enabling stronger and more seamless human-machine collaboration, in which mobile robots use the natural or existing infrastructure of the warehouse to carry out autonomous cargo movement (handling, moving, and storing warehouse assets) while assisting the human workforce on the shop floor.
OMRON announced that it will be serving the logistics sector in South-East Asia, Oceania, and Singapore.
The move by the company indicates a big leap for OMRON towards realizing the vision of ‘Enriching the Future for People, Industries, and the Globe by innovative-Automation’ through expanding the presence & reach of OMRON AUTOMATION CENTERS in the niche but growing industries, Mr. Junta Tsujinaga, Company President, Industrial Automation Company of OMRON Corporation, said while opening the center. The long-term strategy of the company, Shaping the Future 2030 (SF 2030), considers the complex, varied, and dynamic manufacturing environment driven by Industry 4.0 and digitization. The unique capabilities based on human-machine harmony and partnerships with like-minded organizations, OMRON believes, will enable the evolution of technologies to realize the transformation of the logistics industry to Logistics 4.0 and more, given the region’s diverse knowledge and automation maturity levels.
By tackling some of the region’s most pressing problems—such as a lack of skilled labour, a lack of available space, disruptions in the supply chain, and the urgent need to use sustainable technologies to maintain resilience while maximizing competitiveness—the center hopes to work closely with partners in the robotics and automation eco-system to accelerate the adoption of Logistics 4.0 in the Asia Pacific. It will assist in addressing the region’s growing need for warehouse automation, which is anticipated to climb over the next five years with a compound annual growth rate of over 14%, with a higher increase in both developed and emerging nations in Asia Pacific.
The occasion represents a significant turning point in OMRON’s commitment.
The occasion represents a significant turning point in OMRON’s commitment to using its cutting-edge automation solutions to address social challenges and the demands of its target industries. According to Mr. Don Teng, the Managing Director of OMRON Asia Pacific, the logistics sector in Singapore and many other nations in the Asia Pacific region is still seeing remarkable growth despite several difficulties. A dynamic and robust supply chain, he continued, is among the most crucial requirements for the region to maintain its competitiveness on the world stage and its readiness for the future. Players in the Asia Pacific region will be able to test, develop, and deploy cutting-edge automation solutions at the OMRON AUTOMATION CENTER Singapore for Logistics, which will significantly accelerate their future growth.
The center is a one-of-a-kind space that houses a variety of intralogistics solutions, including a demonstration of an end-to-end fulfillment center operation using collaborative robots and custom mobile robot solutions that use natural feature navigation to perform the autonomous 3D-vision-guided pick, material movement, and palletizing solutions, interoperability of mobile robots using RMF, a collection of various technologies, and logistics training cells which allows them with sustainable operations.