Pat Elizondo of Xerox and Hiroyuki Shuto of Mitsubishi with their teams
It’s been a year since Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems (MHIMS), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) which took over the company's ITS business in November 2015, signed a memorandum of understanding to explore globally, on a case-by-case basis, potential ITS opportunities.
Xerox and MHIMS who, in addition to each having their own exhibition spaces also have a joint stand (2705) at this week's ITS World Congress, have provided an update on their collaboration.
“Xerox and MHIMS have been jointly engaging government authorities across the world during the last 12 months,” said Pat Elizondo, Xerox's senior vice president, global sales and marketing, government and transportation sector.
“The combined skill, capabilities and joint approach of the two companies brings worldleading innovation, major project experience and reduced delivery risk for clients.”
The companies’ focus has been on electronic toll collection, highway traffic management, telematics and intelligent urban parking. Xerox brings proficiency in back-end software and operations, predominantly in the Americas and Europe, while MHIMS has strength in front-end hardware and maintenance, primarily in Japan and Asia.
“Our joint stand at this year’s ITS World Congress is a reflection of both companies’ strong commitment to our collaboration and where we can discuss our joint offerings and demonstrate how we provide a better solution for transportation authorities and operators around the world,” said Hiroyuki Shuto, MHIMS's senior vice president/senior general manager, ITS Division.
On 29 January, 2016, Xerox announced its plans to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies – Xerox Corporation, which will comprise the company’s document technology and document outsourcing businesses, and Conduent Incorporated, a business process services company which will include Xerox’s transportation business.
The company is on track to complete the separation by the end of 2016.