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Kontrol completes second pilot with Toyota Tsusho Canada

October 1, 2019   Don Horne

Kontrol has completed its second major pilot with Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (TTCI), upgrading the heavy machinery operations to a real-time monitoring and analytics platform with the strategic goal of increasing operating efficiencies.

“This is another milestone success for Kontrol and TTCI as we continue to add facilities to our platform and we now are moving to evaluate U.S.A. facilities,” says Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol.

Following the 90-day pilot, Kontrol and TTCI were able to deliver a customized digital solution using the Kontrol SmartSite software platform.

“Our customer is very pleased with the results of our SmartFactory solution. In addition to their facility in Canada, the customer operates 12 much larger facilities in the U.S.A. We have started discussions to expand our SmartFactory solution to each of those USA facilities,” says Yuji Shibano, general manager of TTCI’s energy solutions group.


In addition to receiving a real-time dashboard, integrating energy, utilities and production data, the customer was also able to automate various manual functions and can now make optimization decisions in real-time.

The pilot customer is an affiliated company to TTCI and operates heavy industrial steel and aluminum bailing machinery.

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