Daifuku Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Ubisense RTLS

Daifuku Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Ubisense RTLS
Solutions for Next Generation Material Handling Systems 
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND and TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --
Ubisense Group Plc ("Ubisense" or the "Company") (LSE:UBI), a market
leader in location solutions technology, is pleased to announce that
Daifuku has selected Ubisense for their next generation material
handling systems.  
Daifuku, the world's leading material handling company supplying
global automotive manufacturing leaders have selected Ubisense
location solutions for integration into their comprehensive material
handling and warehouse management system. The system is in direct
response to manufacturing and logistics companies who need to have
more visibility and control of their industrial processes.  
Ubisense's solution will be showcased at the company's demonstration
facilities in Shiga prefecture in Japan. This purpose-built facility
of more than 200,000 sq. meters demonstrates increased productivity
in a number of production scenarios pick to light, pick to voice,
product identification/verification, personnel safety, line side
supply and AGVs. "The scope of applications is enormous," says
Yoshitaka Watanabe, Chairman of Daifuku DIT. "We see an enormous
number of applications for location and identification in
manufacturing and distribution facilities for our customers. Ubisense
enables us to build the next generation of Smart Factories."  
David Theriault, Asia Business Development for Ubisense, commented:
"Daifuku is the established leader in Japan. The outstanding
partnership that we have developed with Daifuku will enable both of
us rapidly to introduce these critically important location solutions
to an incredibly broad range of manufacturing companies in the
region. This partnership will greatly increase the value we can
provide to our customers, and accelerate their return on investment." 
About Daifuku 
For 70 years, Daifuku has focused on material handling - the movement
of finished goods and work in progress. Our world-class systems lead
the industry by combining conveying, storage, sorting, picking and
controls. Our products serve customers in a range of industries and
countries. 
Material handling plays a role in virtually every aspect of industry. 
Daifuku's roots lie in automotive factory automation (AFA) with chain
conveyers during the advent of motorization. AFA operations coupled
with factory and distribution automation (FADA) and cleanroom factory
automation for semiconductor and flat panel displays (eFA) represent
Daifuku's three core business divisions. In addition, Daifuku has
developed car wash machines and unique equipment to improve
communities. Daifuku subsidiary Contec, which is listed on the Second
Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, supplies electronics. 
About Ubisense 
Ubisense provides lean manufacturing Real Time Location Systems
(RTLS) that eliminate waste and drive up quality levels in high
volume high value manufacturing industries. The company's solutions
provide 3D location visibility and control that enable production and
operations managers to deliver rapid returns on investment on
business critical processes. Ubisense's continuing rapid growth has
been achieved by its experienced teams who customise proprietary
hardware and software solutions to meet the diverse needs of its
clients around the globe. 
Ubisense offers two location-oriented product ranges; RTLS (Real-time
Location Solutions) and Geospatial Systems. It operates in a number
of industries ranging from manufacturing and utilities to
transportation, serving a diverse group of blue chip customers across
the world, such as BMW, Airbus, Aston Martin, Caterpillar and
Deutsche Telekom. For more information visit www.ubisense.net. 
Contacts:
Daifuku
Satoshi Haruta
+81 3 3456 2395 
Ubisense Group plc
Richard Green
+ 44 (0) 1223 535170 
Ubisense Group plc
Michael Ledzion
+ 44 (0) 1223 535170
www.ubisense.net
 
 
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