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NGK Group Digital Vision

The NGK Group has established the NGK Group Vision “Road to 2050” with an eye toward the year 2050. To achieve this vision, we are implementing reforms in five areas: (1) ESG Management; (2) Profitability Improvement; (3) Research & Development; (4) Commercialization; and (5) Digital Transformation (DX). Acknowledging DX as the driving force behind these reforms, we have formulated the NGK Group Digital Vision to accelerate Group-wide DX and transform the Group into a digital-oriented company by 2030.

NGK Group Digital Vision

What we want to be

Apply digital technologies as a key driving factor of ‘5 Transformations’ to realize the ‘Third Foundation’ and lead to carbon neutrality and digital society.

What we must do

Human Resources

DX enlightenment from top management to employees, Development of highly skilled data scientists (1000 employees in 2030), Training of IT bridge talents*1 in each division.

Digital Technology

Construct data utilization platform, Develop next-generation technologies (MI*2、PI*3、CPS*4), Robust IT security.

Organizational Culture

Top management commitment, Cooperate and promote with all NGK Group, Reform all NGK employees’ mind (Agile, Challenge)

Diagram illustrating NGK Group Digital Vision.

*1 Human resources that can adopt measures that strike a balance between management, operations and IT.

*2 Materials Informatics. Initiatives to apply informatics such as machine learning, big data that are core technologies of AI, to new material development

*3 Process Informatics. Initiatives to apply informatics to new process development

*4 Cyber-physical Systems. Initiatives to create value by collecting data from the real world, reproducing it in virtual space, analyzing it and providing feedback to the real world

With the aim of achieving corporate reforms that leverage data and digital technologies, we have formulated the roadmap to 2030 to promote DX.

DX promotion roadmap

Diagram illustrating the DX promotion roadmap. The DX promotion roadmap includes Build a foundation for digital utilization as Stage 1 until 2023, Establish a promotion system and accumulate results as Stage 2 until 2025, and Expand DX activities to all directions as Stage 3 until 2030.