- Highly efficient robot development and deployment methods drive more than 2,000 robots
- Expanding implementation at a high pace of 10 robots per day
- With commercialization on the horizon, the company has started to sell robots developed in-house
Sumitomo Forestry Information Systems, the IT Department responsible of systems operations at the Sumitomo Forestry Group, is not only entrusted with commissioned businesses from the Group, but also deploys solutions to improve business efficiency for within and outside the Group. That same company has been taking RPA (Robotic Process Automation) for a new pillar to boost external sales businesses and for improving productivity of the commissioned businesses. It started a trial implementation of BizRobo! in 2015 and there is now a total of more than 2,000 robots in operation. The Company has been creating its own methods to reduce development and operations costs of the robots, and to meet the common demands from various worksites. As a result, it is currently expanding the implementation of robots at a high pace of 10 robots per day. As for the next steps, the company is building an education system about robots as well as a development environment, in order for more people at worksites to directly engage in the operation of robots. It also has plans to start a new business of selling some of the robots developed in the company externally for commercialization.