Sanoh Opens CITA New Business Development Center
On October 17, 2017 Sanoh opened the CITA New Business Development Center within the grounds of Koga Factory (Ibaraki prefecture). CITA aims to consolidate the collective knowledge and information of the Sanoh Group and to create new businesses through the close interaction between our employees.
The name CITA stands for Center for Innovation, Technology, and Analysis, and it evokes the notion that new technology and high-precision analysis will spark innovation.
The new facility features a monitoring room that utilizes IoT technology to provide instantaneous status information from every production base, as well as conference rooms equipped for worldwide video conferencing, thereby enabling rapid information gathering and information exchange in real time. The “needs and seeds” from our production and development bases in each country will be collected at CITA, and we will create new planning, businesses, technologies, and products that combine both elements.
The office area was designed with an atrium-style layout that enables interaction between the upper and lower levels in order to facilitate open communication among employees. Eliminating partitions between different divisions enables the space to be used for the active exchange of information.
At CITA, Sanoh will undertake research reflecting advanced technologies and leading developments around the world, and we will strive to continuously develop innovative technologies and create new businesses.