January 26, 2021 – PTC, a provider of digital solutions for industry and manufacturing, has today announced that it has expanded its existing customer relationship with Fujitsu America, Inc. to promote adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. PTC stated that as a systems integrator, Fujitsu has integrated PTC’s ThingWorx Industrial IoT and Vuforia Augmented Reality (AR) platforms into its Smart Factory framework in order to enable its manufacturing customers to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.
Commenting on the partnership, Paul Bresnahan, Head of Manufacturing at Fujitsu America, Inc., said: “Our alliance with PTC will be pivotal in helping manufacturers thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment. Our enhanced Smart Factory framework, bolstered by the ThingWorx and Vuforia platforms, will enable our customers to create real-time operational insight and intelligence across manufacturing domains, helping to improve tactical and strategic operations.”
The Fujitsu Smart Factory framework, deployed with ThingWorx, supports shop floor efficiencies, enabling customers to reduce costs, increase productivity, and redeploy previously tied-up assets. Paired with PTC’s Vuforia AR platform, the Fujitsu Smart Factory solutions will enable customers to empower their front-line workers with the critical information they need to do their jobs safely, efficiently, and accurately, according to the company.
“We are pleased to enter into this new phase of our relationship with Fujitsu. Fujitsu and PTC share a common vision to help manufacturers accelerate innovation in the factory to deliver meaningful business impact with speed and at scale,” said Catherine Kniker, Divisional Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Development at PTC. “We both understand the challenges that come with migrating to a digital factory, and believe our robust experience positions us well to help our customers quickly achieve value with their digital transformation initiatives.”
PTC’s ThingWorx platform is designed to deliver Industrial IoT solutions at scale, across the enterprise. Since its initial launch, thousands of industrial companies, including product and process manufacturers, have used ThingWorx to successfully optimize business processes, improve manufacturing operations, modernize field service delivery, and more, according to PTC. Additionally, the company’s Vuforia AR platform offers businesses with advanced AR content development solutions, which help to enable increased workforce safety and efficiency, better customer experiences, and reduced cost, among other business benefits.
For more information on PTC and its augmented reality solutions for businesses and enterprise, please visit the company’s website.
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