• VISION02 A Society Where People Can Work and Live with Peace of Mind

VISION02 A Society Where People Can Work and Live with Peace of Mind

Objectives

Transforming harsh labor into comfortable work. Everyone can work comfortably and earn a steady income while living a rich life in harmony with nature.

Our Products, Services and Support for VISION 02

True Zero Tail Swing Mini Excavator
True Zero Tail Swing Mini Excavator

The rear does not protrude beyond the vehicle width, allowing the excavator to turn in tight circles and work beside a wall without worrying. It offers improved safety and comfort at narrow construction sites.

Diesel Engines for Industrial Use
Standby Power Generation Systems

Standby generation systems contribute to ensuring safety of human life, protecting property, restoration work by taking over the supply of electricity to various equipment during events of a power outage due to a natural disaster.

Related SDGs

SDGs1,3,8,9,11

Social challenges to be solved related to VISION 02

Social challenges to be solved related to VISION 02

Contributing Through Business

YANMAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.

Related SDGs

Contributing to building safe and secure communities
by providing operable, comfortable, and durable construction
equipment with emission standard-compliant engines

Challenges

To be eligible to bid on public works projects in Japan, bidders are required to use construction equipment and industrial equipment that meet the emission standards established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism*1 and the Act on Regulations for Emissions from Non-Road Vehicles*2. Additionally, in community building construction such as for housing and infrastructure development including civil engineering and waterworks in urban areas, work must be completed in a limited time in a cramped environment, so such jobs require equipment that is highly operable, stable, and durable.

  • *1The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Designated Low-Emission Construction Machinery Standards (Tier 3 Standards) apply to vehicles with diesel engines, generators, compressors, and tunnel construction equipment with engine outputs of at least 8 kW and under 19 kW that are not operated on public roads
  • *2This law established jointly by the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism applies to non-road special motor vehicles with engine outputs of at least 19 kW and under 560 kW

Solution

The diesel engines installed in Yanmar construction equipment meet the emission standards established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Tier 3 Standards and the Act on Regulations for Emissions from Non-Road Vehicles by using electronic control governors, exhaust gas recirculation systems (EGRs), common rail systems (fuel injectors), diesel particulate filters (DPF) aftertreatment system, and other devices that control emissions and eliminate the hazardous substances contained in emissions.

Additionally, to pursue elements such as easy and intuitive operability, comfort, and ease of maintenance, we have built an integrated framework for everything from the development stage to production, sales, and services and support, which we use to connect on-site customer feedback to our next development efforts in a timely manner. Furthermore, machinery equipped with SmartAssist, which monitors the operating status of construction equipment on 24/7 basis, analyzes machine trouble and provides a notification when it is time to replace parts, before operations are suspended due to breakdown.

Common rail system (fuel injector)
Post-processing system DPF (diesel particulate filter)
Turns seamlessly in a narrow space
Efficient work even in narrow spaces

Provided value

By contributing to work such as infrastructure maintenance, housing construction, and other aspects of community building through the provision of construction equipment that allows workers to work safely and comfortably, the Group aims to achieve a society in which all kinds of people can live with peace of mind. While the demand for renovation in Japan is predicted to increase going forward in the lead-up to 2035, the shortage of workers is also being seen as a challenge at the same time. For this reason, we are continuing research and development aimed at mechanizing work such as interior demolition and construction that is currently done manually. The demand for renovation is expected to increase successively in Europe and North America where the distribution share of used houses is large, and even in Southeast Asia where the population is increasing, so we are aiming to turn out commercially viable products as soon as possible.

YANMAR ENERGY SYSTEM CO., LTD.

Related SDGs

The new remote monitoring system that manages and
controls your standby generators to prepare for fuel shortages
and breakdowns in the event of an emergency.

Challenges

Standby generators play a very important role in business continuity in office buildings when a power outage occurs due to a natural disaster. In recent years, torrential rain caused floods frequently in Japan. Backup power systems have proven critical in such emergency. However, if maintenance is not managed and performed properly, the risk of running out of fuel or malfunctioning gets higher apparently. In fact, in the Great East Japan Earthquake, 4.8% of the private power generators for disaster and emergency installed in areas with a seismic intensity of 6 or higher did not turn on or worked for some reason.*

  • *Source: Nippon Engine Generator Association, "Survey Report on Private Power Generation Equipment in the Great East Japan Earthquake"

Solution

Standby generator used for the pilot operation
Standby generator used for the pilot operation

As a leading company in the Japanese standby generator market, Yanmar Energy System has been the first in the industry to promote the remote monitoring system "RESS" since 1984. Aiming to save troubles for our customers to manage the equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and operate it stably, we have recently developed a new remote monitoring service and conducted a pilot operation for business development in 2021.*

In the operation, our standby generator equipped with a new remote monitoring unit was installed in Yanmar Synergy Square (Amagasaki, Hyogo), which opened in October 2020, and both our company and the building manager collected and analyzed the data. The data from operation and fuel sensor reports were automatically aggregated in the Remote Support Center (RSC) through the remote monitoring unit, and it was verified that deterioration prediction diagnosis and residual oil amount notification performed correctly.

This system not only improves the efficiency of inspection, but also enables customers to handle management and operation without being at the site, so it will support new normal work styles. We will also provide new value by utilizing fuel delivery services and big data.

  • *This new remote monitoring unit will be installed in all Yanmar standby generators, AutoPack series ordered after September 2021 to expand remote support operation services. A contract fee will be charged separately for the remote support service.

Provided value

Natural disasters have caused major power outages all over the country in recent years.* A standby generator can help you prepare for the unexpected because once power goes out, it will have a major impact on business activities and people's lives. Yanmar has expertise delivering them for a variety of applications to companies, and in FY2019, the sales increased 15% year-on-year to approximately 3,200 units. We will continue to promote them as part of adaptation measures to climate change and to realize disaster-resistant and resilient city development.

  • *5 power outages due to major natural disasters that occurred in Japan in FY2018 were about 80,000 houses due to heavy rain in July 2018, about 170,000 due to typhoon No. 20, and about 2.4 million due to typhoon No. 21. About 2.95 million households due to the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake and about 1.8 million due to Typhoon No. 24. Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry "Disasters in 2018 and responses" (in 2019)