BRT members - Fujitsu and METRON Partner to Drive ESG Success in Manufacturing

Fujitsu and METRON, a French cleantech leader in energy management, have partnered to develop “Energy Consumption Optimization,” a new service that empowers manufacturers to achieve both productivity gains and carbon neutrality. This groundbreaking collaboration leverages Fujitsu’s expertise in computing and AI alongside METRON’s energy management prowess. The service utilises METRON’s tool for energy consumption visualisation and Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer, a quantum-inspired technology, to analyse data and optimise production schedules. This powerful combination enables high-speed simulations, considering factors like peak electricity and production efficiency, leading to smarter and more sustainable operations.

This alliance with Fujitsu will accelerate our international development,” said METRON CEO Vincent Sciandra, highlighting the partnership’s impact. “Launching our services in Germany and strengthening our presence in Japan marks a significant milestone.”

Yoshinami Takahashi, Corporate Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President, COO, and Head of Global Solutions at Fujitsu, emphasised the service’s potential: “Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer enables solutions that not only increase productivity but also reduce environmental impact and energy expenditures.

The service will initially launch in Japan and Germany. This strategic partnership between Fujitsu and METRON represents a significant leap towards a carbon-neutral manufacturing industry. By empowering manufacturers to optimise their energy consumption and enhance their productivity, they are paving the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Source: Fujitsu and METRON

*Both Fujitsu and METRON are members of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT). Fujitsu joined the BRT in 1999 and has led the Japan side of the BRT Working Party on digital issues since 2003. METRON joined the BRT in 2022. More info about the BRT on our website.

Published: June 2024