NIPPON ZETTOC CO. LTD., whose main business is the OEM of toothpaste, introduced UR cobots to solve labor shortages on their packaging and box erecting line while maintaining a stable production. The company sped up packaging production 30% by flexibly using the UR cobot, featuring superior operability and customizability, built a production line that can change production capacity based on the order status.
Mr. Sadao Jimbo, the President and COO of NIPPON ZETTOC CO.,LTD., points out the company’s challenge: “We currently have 340 to 350 staff at our company, but it is very difficult to recruit employees especially for factories.” Since the main business of the company is the OEM production of toothpaste, not being able to operate the production line and produce products due to labor shortages would result in lost business.
Also, Mr. Junichi Kano, manager of NIPPON’S Production Technology Department states: “People can work flexibly, but of course there are negative points such as the fact that they may suddenly take off from work and there are differences in skills,” he says. “Therefore, our goal is to make a line that incorporates the best features of people and robots.”