Mexico is not a country that guarantees conditions that promote R&D investment. Even the Mexican government reduces budget for these activities. These conditions must be driven by private companies as part of their corporate social responsibility activities and commitment with Mexico. Mitsubishi Electric Automation has Mitsubishi University, a program that provides training for customers around the world. The content learned by Mexican workers certifies them according to Mexican regulations. It is also the same content that a worker in Japan or the US learns. Due to the extension and diversity in Mexico, we decided to create training centers where Mitsubishi Electric’s business partners provide training and knowledge to customers on behalf of Mitsubishi Electric. By the end of 2018, we will also be launching a scholarship program for public university students where they can receive training at our facilities.
Industry 4.0 is not exclusively limited to automation. To develop the best manufacturing process, companies have to accumulate and control an abundance of data. Any machine producing high volumes of parts must have all the information gathered about performance, efficiency, labor, tools, maintenance and statistical data calculated before it starts operating. Industry 4.0 is important and, when well implemented and integrated into processes, tremendous success is achieved. Mexico is integrating this knowledge competitively and strongly moving forward. Automotive parts that must be produced in millions per year, will greatly benefit from savings, productivity, efficiency and performance. In aerospace, the advantage of this is quality and being able to define how efficiently you will be able to manufacture this with the required quality and delivery performance.