Group Technology Strategy
The main concept of “Group Technology Strategy 2019” is to break away from a conventional technology-oriented R&D and to transform into social-problem-oriented and customer-oriented technology development. We have slogans of “Struggle for society & customers challenge” and “Beautiful harmony by open innovation”. We create a new value through technology development in order to satisfy customers in many ways including quality through their longtime use of IHI products and service.
IHI group solves social problems through following plans of technology development.
- Provision of products and service based on evolved strong technologies The major technology fields where IHI can fully show the strengths are high-speed rotating machineries, combustion/thermal/fluid management, simulation technology, marriage of sensing and machinery data, materials engineering, and production technologies represented by welding. As for these technical fields, we will pursuit further evolution and provide products and service that customers truly need.
- Evolution of products and services by IHI and customer harmony
Harmonizing with customers, we evolve products and service more valuable for customers. Moreover, we provide solutions applied to a new society like a new mobility society. We realize customers’ needs combining the technologies in IHI with new technologies such as systems engineering, design engineering, and serviceology in addition to AI-related technologies, sensing, and data analysis technologies in the open form.
- Provision of new values to society through co-creation with customers
In recent years, society takes a growing interest in safe and secure energy, particularly in production, smart use and various kinds of reuse. The electrification of vehicles and the automation of driving are global mega trends. Moreover, the shortage of manpower in various areas has become a serious problem. To overcome these problems and provide new values in societies and customers, we conduct the energy-related technology developments to achieve CO2-free society, and the technology developments related to the electrification and the automation.
Furthermore, we will steadily provide new values to society through installing and validating new technologies in infrastructure system to promote for regional creation and vitalization.