IRVINE, CA, March 27, 2019 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, and Toyota Material Handling, the world leader of material-handling solutions, today announce the establishment of the partnership to bring Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) technology for both training purposes and to support Toyota’s Customer Lean Transformation.
The pairing will combine EON Reality’s flagship AVR Platform with the Toyota Production System, a methodology developed by Toyota to maximize efficiency in production. The first collaboration is dedicated to 5S training, but the companies’ shared vision of Industry 4.0 will allow high-end AVR solutions to be used for training, sales, and maintenance purposes.
At this month’s EON Experience Fest 2019 in Bologna, Italy, EON Reality and Toyota Material Handling Italia will demonstrate the first beta product and better outline the partnership’s ultimate goals. Early AVR training modules will focus on forklift operators and drivers before moving into areas such as Toyota’s automated warehouses. The two companies will then work together in joint workshops to decide how to best accelerate the use of AVR technology in Toyota’s portion of the industrial sector.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.
About Toyota Material Handling Europe
Toyota Material Handling Europe is the European headquarters of Toyota Material Handling Group, which is part of Toyota Industries Corporation – the global leader in material-handling equipment. It provides businesses of all sizes, in more than 30 European countries, with a full range of counterbalanced forklift trucks, BT warehouse equipment/services, added-value solutions and innovations. Over 95% of trucks are manufactured in our European factories in Sweden, France and Italy – all to Toyota Production System’s (TPS) quality standards.
In Italy, Toyota Material Handling develops its business across 4 direct branches (Bologna, Turin, Milan, Rome) as well as an indirect network of over 100 sales and service organizations that cover the whole national territory. Toyota Academy, the Training & Consultant Division of Toyota Material Handling in Italy, helps customers to be competitive by proposing innovative solutions that focus on the efficiency of production processes and optimizing organizational flows by eliminating waste and keeping down costs.