KOMATSU is the top IoT leading company in Japanese industry. The brand of KOMATSU is established by distinct user service based on equipment operation data. KOMATSU has top market share in Japanese construction equipment, and, even in global market, KOMATSU keeps second position after US-based Caterpillar. This year, KOMATSU has gone into high gear on the diagnostics project in a long-term growth business of mining equipment. It realizes prediction of unexpected failures via equipment’s sensor signals emitted in the field of mining. This is the solution provided by collaboration of ISID and US-based Predictronics, called Intelligent Maintenance.
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION (NSSMC) was formed in 2012 with the merger of two of Japan's iron and steel industry leaders, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal. NSSMC has the distinction of holding the largest market share in domestic steel sales, and has prevailed over fierce competition by drawing on its strengths in sales and site operation to meet customer needs globally. In 2015 the company brought in a new method to detect failures before they occur, which aims to drastically improve facilities maintenance at its steel plant. At the core of this method is an Intelligent Maintenance solution offered through a collaborative effort between Japan's ISID and US-based Predictronics.
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