Foothill Ranch, California-based Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) has consolidated the U-Scan self-checkout and a variety of self-service solutions under one roof, dedicated to furthering store digital transformation and automation in the retail industry, effective June 1.
Fujitsu America Inc. (FAI), condensed control of U-Scan hardware, software, assets and capabilities to FFNA. FFNA has acquired assets, people and customer contracts, allowing major growth opportunities for business through a dynamic solution portfolio offering to customers.
From now on, the two entities will be operating as “One Fujitsu,” allowing FAI to focus exclusively on a broader set of high-demand enterprise optimization and integrated commerce solutions while FFNA streamlines the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of its retail self-service solutions to customers. FFNA also will be responsible for the sales and marketing for self-checkout automation business.
“With more solutions being added and business booming, we are excited to be able to deliver and transform the retail industry by providing a wide range of store automation solutions including self-checkout, RFID solutions, cash automation and biometric authentication solutions to markets in the U.S., Canada and globally,” said Michi Sugawara, president and CEO of FFNA.
Current customers will experience no change with this strategic reorganization as the core of the team is also shifting and expanding under FFNA leadership.
Bob Brower, appointed as SVP of sales and marketing, plans to fully capitalize on the record demand for solutions from FFNA. Brower’s diversified technology background and extensive retail experience allows him to utilize his leadership capabilities at FFNA to develop effective and competitive strategies for the company as it moves in a digital-transformative direction.
“I am honored to join the Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade,” Brower said. “FFNA is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business and compete in the modern marketplace.”