Acerta Connects With Industry Leaders at JSAE2018 Expo in Japan
Last week, Acerta took part in the Canadian pavilion at the Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE2018), along with 7 other leading companies from the automotive industry. Since Acerta sees Japan as a focus market, this was a great opportunity for Acerta’s Director of Business Development, Alex Cutulenco, and Solutions Specialist Luke Richard, to connect face-to-face with industry partners and learn more about the challenges they face.
The three days of the event consisted of informal meetings at Acerta’s booth at the Canadian pavilion, as well as planned meetings with potential industry partners. Over 500 exhibitors, both Japanese and global, took part in the expo, which provided countless opportunities for interesting conversations regarding technology in automotive manufacturing. Many visitors, such as Showa Corp., Univance Corp., and Keihin Corp., were most excited about the way our analytics solution for manufacturing combines machine learning with physical models to produce extremely accurate results.
Several engineering and development managers that met with our team talked about a pressing need to improve the quality of transmissions and drivetrain manufacturing. They received a walk-through of Acerta’s LinePulse solution for manufacturing, which analyses data from across each step, and provides engineers with real-time automatic alerts of any defects and insight into product quality. The teams discussed several potential use cases, and agreed to continue the conversation further after the expo.
We were grateful to have a few of our closer industry partners stop by our booth as well. Mr Tomohiko Oda from Mitsui & Co, and Mr Isaku Takeshi from Musashi, have been working with the Business Development team for several years. Finally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the Trade Commissioner Kevyn Winkless, the team at the Canadian Embassy in Japan, and to Wenbo Pan, Area Trade Director. Their assistance in organizing the Canadian mission to the expo and scheduling meetings was crucial to the benefit for all parties involved. We look forward to developing new partnerships with our newly-made contacts and working together towards significant mutual value.