As we peer into the dire predictions of our imminent future, we must keep in mind that technology is also advancing at an unprecedented rate. By harnessing this progress, we can build a sustainable society in which the needs of every person — and our planet — are met.

Matching technological innovation to social needs

At Omron, we believe that the solution to many of the challenges facing the world today lies in supporting growth that specifically addresses social needs. With the right technology, the words “sustainability” and “growth” can belong together, rather than being at odds with one another. The vision of sustainable growth guides all our innovation efforts.

You can see this vision throughout our history. Since our 1933 founding, we’ve built products that make individual fulfillment compatible with the success of society as a whole. From the automated ticket gate to the wearable blood pressure monitor, our inventions have improved health, streamlined transportation, and made things easier for individuals AND for society.

Our CEO Yoshihito Yamada recently announced Omron’s transformation into a “solutions-driven company” that will focus our efforts on creating value by addressing three pressing social issues: achieving carbon neutrality, realizing a digital society, and extending healthy life expectancy. All three areas can benefit from Omron’s core competency in automation.

How Omron Automation Americas can empower people through automation

Our solutions are used across industries to maximize quality and throughput, minimize waste, and propel a shift towards net-zero manufacturing. This is largely thanks to the fact that our wide range of automation technologies are designed to work together in an integrated, intelligent, and interactive manner.

Our Sysmac automation platform provides comprehensive control for all devices in a machine or work cell, and this level of integration makes it easier to improve quality, energy conservation, machine efficiency, and waste reduction. All connected devices are programmed from a single software environment, making troubleshooting much easier.

Automation also makes the work environment much safer and pleasant. With automated solutions taking over mundane tasks, people are empowered to focus on high-value activities that stimulate their creativity. Even as some 85 million jobs may be lost to automation, another 97 million will be created in the new economy.