AISIN CORPORATION Wins the Gold Medal in the Skill Category of Mechatronics in the WorldSkills Competition
Oct. 31, 2022
The pair of Ryu Segi and Rei Sodeyama, who joined the Japanese team from AISIN CORPORATION to take part in the skill category of mechatronics of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition, won the gold medal. AISIN took part in the WorldSkills Competition for the first time and realized the great achievement of winning a gold medal. The pair became the first to win a gold medal for the Japanese team in the competition in 2022.
The WorldSkills Competition is the only world-class skills competition targeting young technicians (under 22 in principle [under 25 for some skill categories]) in various skill categories. The competition is held every two years in different parts of the world. This year, about 1,000 contestants participated in 61 skill categories from more than 50 countries and regions.
For the skill category of mechatronics, in which the contestants from AISIN won the gold medal, the competition was held in Stuttgart, Germany from October 4 to 7. Fifty contestants from 25 countries participated in the competition. In the skill category of mechatronics, contestants work in pairs to assemble automatic production equipment, make adjustments, and perform programming and maintenance based on specifications, which are instructed for the first time on the day of the competition, to build highly reliable equipment that precisely conforms to the specifications.
The pair of Segi and Sodeyama won the gold medal in the skill category of mechatronics at the 58th National Skills Competition (from November 13 to 16, 2020) and they were selected for the national team. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China, which had been scheduled for May 2022, was cancelled abruptly. Preparations for the competition (including training sessions and national competitions) were also cancelled. Despite such circumstances, Segi and Sodeyama continued to improve their knowledge and skills and achieved this fantastic result.
AISIN will continue to develop human resources and pass on expertise through skills competition and promote the development of manufacturing.
・Result: Gold medal
・Names of contestants: Ryu Segi and Rei Sodeyama
Segi, who was in charge of programming
Sodeyama, who was in charge of assembly of the machine