ITOCHU Announces Business Partnership with SENSYN ROBOTICS

Support for Digital Transformation in Inspection and Maintenance for Steel Production, Mining, Coal Mine Operations, Port Businesses, etc.

June 11, 2020

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it has formed a business partnership with SENSYN ROBOTICS, Inc. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Takuya Kitamura, President; hereinafter “SENSYN ROBOTICS”), a leading company in social infrastructure Digital Transformation(DX), with robotic technologies, in fields such as the inspection and maintenance of the infrastructure used in steel and mining industry and port operations etc.

Amid the decline of Japan’s working population, due to the decreasing birthrate and an aging society, the improvement of operational efficiency through DX has become a challenge for various industries in recent years. In addition, due to the severely aging infrastructure built during the era of rapid economic growth, the need for inspection and maintenance has been increasing every day.

With its mission of using the power of robotics to evolve the idea of commonplace in society, SENSYN ROBOTICS is a leading company in the field of social infrastructure DX that resolves challenges companies and society face through drones and other robotic technologies. Using robotic technologies centered on three technologies, SENSYN FLIGHT CORE, SENSYN DRONE HUB, and SENSYN DC, SENSYN ROBOTICS offers solutions to enable fully automated operations. The company provides customers with comprehensive supports from the early stages of scenario formulation, through demonstration experiments and to the establishment of operations by using the expertise obtained in a wealth of project achievements.

By offering SENSYN ROBOTICS’s solutions, ITOCHU will support the DX of its customers in the areas of steel and mining industry and port operations etc. in Japan and abroad, and seeks to resolve social challenges such as the aging infrastructure, the decline in the working population due to the decreasing birthrate and aging society.


【Drone acquiring data for facility inspections】