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Musashi AI, 634 AI and Suzuyo to collaborate in deploying Autonomous Mobile Robots in logistics centers in Japan

POSTED 09/20/2021

Musashi AI, 634 AI and Suzuyo to collaborate in deploying Autonomous Mobile Robots in logistics centers in Japan

 

Musashi AI, a group company of Japanese Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd., has successfully completed a POC for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) at  Suzuyo & Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese 3PL company, in partnership with Israeli 634 AI, a Musashi Group affiliated company and the developer of MAESTRO, an industrial automation and mobility management software.

Suzuyo, a Japanese logistics conglomerate with an annual turnover of circa $ 1.2 Billion, successfully tested Musashi AI's AMR powered by MAESTRO, a platform-agnostic control tower for logistics automation developed by Israeli company 634 AI. The AMR autonomously moved pallets in the facility from one location to another smoothly and efficiently. The POC was performed in Suzuyo’s Shinshizuoka distribution center in Shizuoka prefecture. 

Following the successful POC, the companies are now engaged in scale-up discussions to deploy 634AI’s cutting edge MAESTRO navigation and fleet management software with MusashiAI’s AMRs across Suzuyo’s distribution centers in Japan.

634AI and MusashiAI have been partnering since mid-2019 to leverage the unique combination of Israeli cutting-edge AI and computer vision software technology with Japanese world-renowned hardware engineering and industrial expertise, to bring practical, state of the art solutions to the Japanese market. Musashi AI’s core business is AI visual inspection and 634 AI’s core business is software development for industrial mobility orchestration, including for AMRs. The companies plan to further increase their R&D and commercial collaboration.

Onn Fenig, CEO of 634AI, said: “We are honored to be partnering with Musashi and Suzuyo, two global industrial giants, to introduce the sizable benefits of our MAESTRO software system. This Proof of Concept has been another excellent showcase of our MAESTRO software, demonstrating its unique capabilities for orchestrating indoor logistics while providing insightful information to facilitate safe and effective floor operations. We are humbled and proud that Suzuyo is considering adopting our MAESTRO AMR navigation and Fleet Management software in their facilities across Japan.”

Murata Sota, CEO of Musashi AI said: “Our proprietary AMR technology, fully compatible with 634AI’s MAESTRO industrial mobility management software, is just another example of our vision to introduce practical solutions that solve real human problems. In a world of labor shortage, autonomous logistics becomes a viable solution for many companies wanting to increase their resilience and business continuity, especially following a global pandemic such as COVID-19.”

Ken Kawashima, General Manager of 3PL Business Development Department at Suzuyo said: “We are always thinking about improving the safety, quality and productivity of our distribution centers and providing our customers with a high level of distribution service. We believe MAESTRO offers a virtually unique ability to manage AMRs, and allows humans and robots to work together in sophisticated hybrid environments. Both Musashi AI and 634 AI have the power to make the world’s logistics network function more efficiently than ever. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with these companies.”

 

About Suzuyo

Suzuyo & Co., Ltd. is a logistics company established in 1801 and in October 2021 will be celebrating its 220th anniversary. Suzuyo Group is divided into 7 enterprises which operate 140 individual companies in areas such as logistics, trading, food, construction, IT services and aviation. The company provides local response to the changing demands of society. The company’s aim is to be Japan’s #1 logistics company in service quality. The company continues to provide best suited logistics services and solutions to meet customers’ demand.

About MusashiAI

In order to accelerate the development of AI technology, its implementation in manufacturing, and its global deployment, Musashi Seimitsu Industry has established Musashi AI Corporation as a joint venture with SixAI Ltd. in July 2019. We will work with leaders who share the same passion for innovation to build a new ecosystem for Industry 4.0.

About 634AI

634AI was founded to enable a safer, smarter autonomous indoor mobility - for everyone, everywhere. Driven by a vision of simplifying industrial mobility, 634AI developed MAESTRO as a fully integrated vRTLS driven central control tower to streamline management of any mobile task on an industrial floor. MAESTRO's top-down visibility enables customers a fully coordinated operation of anything mobile – be it track and trace movements of goods and equipment, real-time safety alerts for forklifts and driven pallet jacks, or navigate and manage fleets of autonomous robotic platforms, all through a unified and flexible modular system - at an affordable price. 

634AI offers practical and affordable tools for indoor mobility in the digital autonomy era. 634AI are on a mission to make any indoor task autonomous – from the industrial floor to the airport terminal, the warehouse floor or the hospital floor, and beyond.