Ubisense Group Plc

Ubisense Group Plc

December 11, 2012 07:00 ET

Daifuku Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Ubisense RTLS Solutions for Next Generation Material Handling Systems

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2012) - Ubisense Group Plc ("Ubisense" or the "Company") (LSE:UBI), a market leader in location solutions technology, is pleased to announce that Daifuku has selected Ubisense for their next generation material handling systems.

Daifuku, the world's leading material handling company supplying global automotive manufacturing leaders have selected Ubisense location solutions for integration into their comprehensive material handling and warehouse management system. The system is in direct response to manufacturing and logistics companies who need to have more visibility and control of their industrial processes.

Ubisense's solution will be showcased at the company's demonstration facilities in Shiga prefecture in Japan. This purpose-built facility of more than 200,000 sq. meters demonstrates increased productivity in a number of production scenarios pick to light, pick to voice, product identification/verification, personnel safety, line side supply and AGVs. "The scope of applications is enormous," says Yoshitaka Watanabe, Chairman of Daifuku DIT. "We see an enormous number of applications for location and identification in manufacturing and distribution facilities for our customers. Ubisense enables us to build the next generation of Smart Factories."

David Theriault, Asia Business Development for Ubisense, commented: "Daifuku is the established leader in Japan. The outstanding partnership that we have developed with Daifuku will enable both of us rapidly to introduce these critically important location solutions to an incredibly broad range of manufacturing companies in the region. This partnership will greatly increase the value we can provide to our customers, and accelerate their return on investment."

About Daifuku

For 70 years, Daifuku has focused on material handling - the movement of finished goods and work in progress. Our world-class systems lead the industry by combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and controls. Our products serve customers in a range of industries and countries.

Material handling plays a role in virtually every aspect of industry.

Daifuku's roots lie in automotive factory automation (AFA) with chain conveyers during the advent of motorization. AFA operations coupled with factory and distribution automation (FADA) and cleanroom factory automation for semiconductor and flat panel displays (eFA) represent Daifuku's three core business divisions. In addition, Daifuku has developed car wash machines and unique equipment to improve communities. Daifuku subsidiary Contec, which is listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, supplies electronics.

About Ubisense

Ubisense provides lean manufacturing Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) that eliminate waste and drive up quality levels in high volume high value manufacturing industries. The company's solutions provide 3D location visibility and control that enable production and operations managers to deliver rapid returns on investment on business critical processes. Ubisense's continuing rapid growth has been achieved by its experienced teams who customise proprietary hardware and software solutions to meet the diverse needs of its clients around the globe.

Ubisense offers two location-oriented product ranges; RTLS (Real-time Location Solutions) and Geospatial Systems. It operates in a number of industries ranging from manufacturing and utilities to transportation, serving a diverse group of blue chip customers across the world, such as BMW, Airbus, Aston Martin, Caterpillar and Deutsche Telekom. For more information visit www.ubisense.net.

Contact Information

  • Daifuku
    Satoshi Haruta
    +81 3 3456 2395

    Ubisense Group plc
    Richard Green
    + 44 (0) 1223 535170

    Ubisense Group plc
    Michael Ledzion
    + 44 (0) 1223 535170