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New manufacturing center will enable i-PRO to rapidly produce a large variety of customized products while reducing delivery times

Rolling Meadows, IL, January 23, 2023 – i-PRO Americas Inc., a global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today announced that it has moved its manufacturing center to Japan. Previously located in Cambodia, the new manufacturing facility will be located close to i-PRO’s Research and Development hub in Fukuoka, Japan.

By moving its manufacturing center to Japan, i-PRO’s engineering and manufacturing teams are better positioned to cooperate, design, test, and build industry-leading products faster than ever. The close proximity of design and manufacturing teams will enable i-PRO to speed up time to market and shorten delivery times so that partners can complete jobs on time and on budget.

The new Japanese manufacturing center will enable i-PRO to introduce new “agile production” engineering initiatives that will enable the company to implement a high-mix low volume strategy which enables processes such as made-to-order manufacturing. This will allow i-PRO to standardize the production of core camera modules while implementing a high level of customization to meet customers’ unique requirements. By leveraging similar components across designs, i-PRO will be able to improve efficiency and significantly reduce manufacturing time while increasing number of models compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

With the new manufacturing facility being closely located close to Narita airport, i-PRO will be able to ensure a faster and more reliable supply chain while reducing overall freight costs.

“We are very excited to begin manufacturing in Japan again. This important move will enable us to build upon our 60-year history of Japanese manufacturing excellence with Panasonic while ushering in a new era of make-to-order manufacturing supported by quality driven Japanese R&D culture,” said Bill Brennan, President, i-PRO Americas.

About i-PRO
i-PRO Co., Ltd., is a global leader of advanced sensing technologies in the fields of Intelligent Surveillance, Public Safety and Industrial/Medical Imaging. Established in 2019, i-PRO was built on a legacy of over 60 years of innovation with Panasonic.

The company’s products, software and services extend human senses to capture moments of truth with innovations that inform and protect. In order to help create a safer world, i-PRO Co., Ltd., supports the work of professionals who protect and save lives.

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