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Thai Society and OMRON
Making a "highly personalized choice" possible

A factory that makes a

What kind of new products will the store have today?

The food you see on TV looks so delicious that you wish you could sample it right away. Or, you see many products on display at a shop, and you want to choose the one that is exactly right for you.

The excitement and satisfaction of choosing something you like from among many options is a feeling that we can all appreciate.

In Thailand today, along with rapid economic growth, personal spending has been increasing at an amazing rate. With this rise in spending, consumers in Thailand began to voice their desire for more variety, more flavors. They wanted to make their own choices of what is safe or healthy to consume, particularly for products they put in their mouths or on their skin. To meet these consumer requirements, manufacturers are working hard to produce products of dependable quality as quickly as possible.

Production sites that change rapidly to adapt to personal requirements

Producing a new product requires modifying the current production line or a changeover of equipment presently in use. Conventionally, confirming that the new line or equipment operates correctly required actually producing or operating it a number of times. But this process was costly and time-consuming, making it difficult or impossible for factories to quickly meet the need of consumers looking forward to the arrival of the new product.

Traditionally, the development and modification of programs for industrial equipment was very difficult, requiring a high level of specialized knowledge. OMRON made design tools for industrial equipment easier for any engineers to use. OMRON also made PC-based simulation of each machine's motion possible, eliminating the need for keeping an actual machine at hand.

OMRON also made the operating state (data) of each piece of equipment in use at a factory visible at a glance by linking equipment pieces from varied vendors to a network. This enables instant remedies for a problematic production process, or prediction of equipment abnormalities that will cause defects in products.

A careful listener to the voices of all

In recent years, the tasks of factories in Thailand have been expanding to include more than simple fulfillment of the country's domestic demand. They are expected more and more to serve as the key development and export bases for ASEAN countries. This in turn requires that manufacturing sites in Thailand evolve to respond to constantly changing consumer needs that vary from country to country.

OMRON has set up Automation Centers in Japan, Spain, the U.S.A., China (Shanghai), India, Indonesia, and also we will set up in Thailand (July, 2015). The Automation Centers showcase an accumulated base of the world's highest-level automation technologies. At these facilities, OMRON staff, together with production engineers of customers, test and verify new ideas for making products and operating machines that are best suited to the item being manufactured. In this way, OMRON Automation Centers are working together with customers to resolve the ever-changing issues of manufacturing sites.

We will remain sensitive to changes in society, and will strive to serve as dependable partners for manufacturers, which support freedom in the lifestyles of ASEAN people.

Your favorite item or new product you find today at a store in Thailand may be the one shipped from a factory that relies on OMRON's automation technology.

To allow everyone to live the way they want …
Machines can do much more to unleash human potential.

Every day, women use a range of cosmetics to make themselves beautiful. OMRON's automation supports the factories that create these products.
And thanks to improved programming technology, product switchover during manufacturing is easier than ever.
OMRON's automation technology keeps up with the ever-changing world of beauty.

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