Electric Forklift Truck Receives Red Dot Award
UniCarriers Europe, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group through subsidiary Mitsubishi Logisnext, has won a Red Dot Award for its UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance forklift truck. The jury of the prestigious and internationally acclaimed design prize rated the TX3 highly for its impressive combination of function and design, particularly for the significant improvement it delivers in all-round visibility.
Wallabies Test Match Naming Rights Partner
Mitsubishi Estate became the naming rights partner for all 2018 and 2019 test matches hosted by the Australian national rugby team, also known as the Wallabies. In 2018, an historic three-test series against Ireland in June bore the “Mitsubishi Estate Ireland Series“ title, while Australian- based matches in the annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, played among Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa from August to September, were dubbed the “Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship.” Renowned for their toughness, resilience and sportsmanship, the Wallabies are one of Australia’s iconic sporting teams and their fighting spirit instills pride and courage in rugby fans all over the world.
New Glass Signage Combines Reality and Images
AGC’s ( formerly known as Asahi Glass) infoverre™ is a range of glass signage products that comprise an LCD display directly laminated onto glass using special resin and lamination technology developed by AGC.
‘infoverre See-Through’ is a new product that uses a uniquely designed light source to render a combination of reality and video images in ways not possible with existing infoverre products. Specifically, it delivers extraordinarily vivid images coupled with high transparency (1.5x more vivid, 2x more transparent than existing products). This signage product is well suited for use in showcases in stores, museums, and art galleries. AGC is planning to increase the range of applications for the product by incorporating touch panel capabilities that will allow users to interact with the glass to exchange information.
First Project in AI Research Exchange with Peking University
Mitsubishi Research Institute and the Peking University in Beijing have signed an inclusive research exchange agreement covering exchanges of personnel and information, cohosting of events, and joint research. The parties took their first step in April 2018 when they embarked on joint research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Exploiting Peking University’s worldleading natural language processing and deep learning technologies, the parties are working to develop a platform for automating the generation and delivery of text information.
New Global Services Operations Center
MUFG Bank set up a Global Services Operations Center (GSOC) in Manila, the Philippines. Its operations officially started on 20 August 2018. The Bank chose to set up the GSOC in Manila given the Philippines’ large English-speaking population and that Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) makes significant contributions to the country’s annual GDP. This will also further enhance the Bank’s efficiency and improve productivity to speedily meet our customers’ diverse needs.
VR Danger Experience Unit Augments Occupational Safety Training
Mitsubishi Materials, in May 2018, introduced a Danger Experience Unit (DEU) employing virtual reality technology into its employee safety training programs. Linking up with a trainee’s movements, the DEU gives the sense of performing actual tasks in virtual plant facilities through computer graphics, and gives additional sensibilities of shocks, vibrations, pain and even heat by auxiliary equipment. For examples, the DEU can simulate an occupational incident where a person has their hand drawn between turning rollers while cleaning them, or where hot gas escapes from an inspection door during the cleaning of flues. Portable and able to be disassembled for transport purposes, the VR DEU is currently being used in safety training at the company’s factories and those of affiliated companies.
Southeast Asia’s Largest Startup Event
NYK Group company Symphony Creative Solutions (SCS) recently held the Ocean of Opportunities Challenge (O3 Challenge) contest for innovfest unbound — Southeast Asia’s largest open innovation festival. The O3 Challenge is a worldwide contest aimed at sourcing creative ideas from the maritime industry community. For the contest, SCS partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) issued seven challenges to simplify work processes, and about 50 startups submitted solution proposals. The final selection was conducted on June 6, when ONE, together with judges from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the National University of Singapore, announced the top three proposals.