SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO—Sight Machine Inc., has reported that it has entered a strategic partnership with Macnica Networks Corp., a value-added distributor for advanced network products and information technology, expanding Sight Machine’s presence in the Japan market.

Demand for Sight Machine’s technology has surged in Japan as the country’s manufacturers embrace digital transformation initiatives to continue improving their operational excellence. With customers across the automotive, food and beverage, chemicals and electronics categories, the Japanese and Asia-Pacific regions have become Sight Machine’s fastest-growing markets, the company said in a press release. Last year, the company opened an office in Tokyo, joining existing Sight Machine offices in Taipei, San Francisco, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sight Machine (https://sightmachine.com/) has entered into a reseller partnership with Macnica Networks, which provides systems integration services for a wide range of Japanese manufacturers.

“Digital transformation is a global initiative, and to respond to global needs, we need a global presence,” said Lawrence Kosick, vice president, Japan and Asia-Pacific region, for Sight Machine. “Macnica’s deep experience with integration and implementation of data solutions for manufacturers will help serve our growing set of customers in Japan.”

Sight Machine’s digital manufacturing platform, purpose-built for discrete and process manufacturing, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise. It aims to help manufacturers address critical challenges in visibility, quality, and productivity throughout the enterprise.

“Sight Machine’s unique expertise and experience in the digital transformation of manufacturing make it an important partner in Industry 4.0,” said Jun Ikeda, president of Macnica Networks President. “Sight Machine will be a tremendous asset in helping our customers across industries use their manufacturing data to improve operations and profitability.”

Sight Machine said that its digital manufacturing platform provides the core capability needed for the digital transformation of manufacturing, applying real-time analytics to a client’s data digital twin, a dynamic mirror of a company’s plants, lines, machines, products, and processes. Sight Machine’s architecture melds the power of data collection at the edge with the processing power and cross-factory visibility of the cloud, the company said.

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