Daifuku established Contec Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary in 1975 to pursue new business opportunities in the electronic device field. Since its creation, Contec has operated independently and is now listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Contec contributes to society by providing “Technology for a better life”—ranging from high-end industrial computers to measurement control systems boards and network systems.
President and CEO, Contec Co., Ltd.
Business and value: Providing industrial electronic devices and IoT solutions
Contec markets in-house developed products to the factory automation, semiconductor, medical, railway, and transportation sectors.
We offer a broad range of IoT-enabled equipment that links devices via the Internet. Along with developing, manufacturing, and marketing I/O (input/output) boards for signal processing essential in measurement control systems, Contec’s comprehensive lineup of IoT solutions, includes software and equipment for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which are increasingly in demand to provide remote monitoring of active systems and for preventive maintenance of factory equipment. We also offer cloud services enabling centralized control of data accumulated from sensors used in factories, water treatment facilities, and renewable energy operations.
Driving growth: Strong sales of IoT and controller equipment
Japanese companies actively invested in new equipment in fiscal 2017. In this environment, Contec posted strong sales of industrial computers and controllers for the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry. Sales were likewise robust for IoT devices, notably measurement control boards for manufacturing facilities and wireless LAN equipment for retail outlets. Contec is currently strengthening its technical development and renewing its production system to develop its global sales capabilities for IoT equipment and AI integrated technology.
Contec’s CONPROSYS M2M/IoT solutions are in use in the company’s factories in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and Florida, the United States. The system’s “data visualization” feature brings improvements in quality, cost, and delivery, which in turn leads to increased profitability. In addition, we offer specialized factory tours to demonstrate exactly how the system works.