Accelleron and Furuno embark on digital cooperation


Accelleron’s Japanese joint venture company Turbo Systems United has signed a memorandum of understanding with marine systems provider Furuno Electric Co to cooperate in digital activities. The agreement, the first of its kind for the Accelleron group in Japan, will dramatically improve access to optimization solutions and digitally enabled services in one of the world’s most important shipbuilding markets.

Furuno has a leading position in the supply of marine radar systems, with more than 40% market share in the global merchant fleet, as well as delivering a range of other electronic equipment. Under the agreement, the company will promote and enable the use of Accelleron digital solutions through its Furuno Open Platform connectivity solution.

Furuno General Manager, Digitalization Promotion Department Keisuke Kitamura said: “In recent years, value creation through co-creation and collaborative activities by companies from different industries has been progressing in the shipping industry. Through this collaboration, the two companies will make maximum use of their strengths and knowledge to provide data insights to the customers.

Accelleron’s digital solutions include Tekomar XPERT engine optimization, which can be used to improve performance of any engine and is currently installed on more than 2,400 vessels, covering around 9,700 engines. Turbo MarineCare is a data-enabled service agreement for Accelleron turbochargers offering financial predictability through fixed maintenance costs and a continuous warranty on standard overhaul parts, wear and tear parts and labor.

The solutions are designed for platform-neutral connectivity, helping customers to reduce engine- and turbocharger related maintenance demand and cost as well as lowering fuel consumption and emissions. Partnerships with other system providers reduce the complexity of applying digital solutions and can unlock added functionality, further helping ship operators to improve efficiency.

Turbo Systems United Executive Director, Senior Vice President, and Head of New Product Sales Yoshimasa Wakasa said: “The synergy between Accelleron’s digital solutions and Furuno’s open platform will help customers of both companies to find greater value from their data, supporting their decarbonization efforts and improving operational efficiency. We are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with Furuno through this agreement.

Accelleron is a global leader in turbocharging technologies and optimization solutions for 0.5 to 80+ MW engines, helping to provide sustainable, efficient and reliable power to the marine, energy, rail, and off-highway sectors. Through its innovative product offerings and research leadership, the company accelerates the decarbonization of the industries it operates in. Accelleron has an installed base of approximately 180,000 turbochargers and a network of more than 100 service stations across 50 countries worldwide (  

Furuno, manufacturing and selling marine electronic equipment and industrial electronic devices with a core focus on sensing and information processing technologies, offers solutions for various sectors including healthcare, communication, GNSS, disaster prevention, and surveillance. The company aims to contribute to customers and society, with business activities driven by a vision of ‘achieve better safety, security, and comfort, to bring about a society and sea navigation that considers the needs of people and the environment.

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