Mitsubishi Corporation invests in ThinkIQ to drive digital transformation for the manufacturing industry

ThinkIQ, a pioneer of digital manufacturing transformation solutions, today announced an investment by Mitsubishi Corporation and a collaboration agreement to jointly accelerate the growth of ThinkIQ’s digital manufacturing platform in Japan. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Mitsubishi Corporation is partnering with ThinkIQ to accelerate digital transformation with smart manufacturing solutions for the many industrial supply chains in its ecosystem. ThinkIQ has built its open platform working closely with U.S. and European government smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives and global standards bodies. The investment is further testament to ThinkIQ’s technology and will drive expansion leveraging Mitsubishi’s global presence.

“We are honored to have been recognized by Mitsubishi Corporation as its partner to drive global adoption of smart manufacturing solutions,” said Doug Lawson, CEO of ThinkIQ. “Our platform addresses a growing market need to operate and manage complex manufacturing supply chains more efficiently. With our strategic relationship and Mitsubishi’s investment, we will expand our market reach and accelerate our efforts to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility.”

“Our team has spent years driving thought leadership for a digital transformation strategy for the manufacturing sector, as well as doing research and diligence to find the right partner to drive adoption of those strategies into our industrial supply chains, and we are excited to have chosen ThinkIQ as our technology partner. We expect ThinkIQ’s solutions to have a major impact on manufacturers to help improve yield, quality, safety, and compliance while dramatically reducing waste and environmental impact,” said Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Division COO of Mitsubishi Corporation. “ThinkIQ’s open, innovative platform and leadership in digital transformation for the manufacturing industry is what prompted our investment and go-to-market partnership.”

ThinkIQ provides unprecedented visibility to the manufacturing shop floor across each tier of complex supply chains. The SaaS platform securely connects to the physical world of legacy and smart equipment, IoT sensors, OT and IT systems to bring all relevant data into a single analytics platform that brings context, meaning and discoverability for all participants in supply chain and manufacturing operations. ThinkIQ Vision brings vision-processing software combined with powerful pre-packaged Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to turn standard cameras on the shop floor into sensors that eliminate blind spots across equipment, materials, and people to greatly enhance the available data for Continuous Intelligence.