Industry 5.0 is a model of the next level of industrialization characterized by the return of manpower to factories, distributed production, intelligent supply chains, and hyper customization, all meant to deliver a tailored customer experience time after time.”


Industry 5.0 is more human-centric

It offers the best of both worlds: an ability to harness the capabilities of intelligent machines and join them with the knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking that only a skilled workforce can provide.

With a strong foundation in Industry 4.0, organizations will be prepared to move to Industry 5.0. However, it is important to note that Industry 5.0 does not replace 4.0. It builds on it with technologies that enable greater collaboration between machines and people.


  • Focus on Connecting machines
  • Mass Customization
  • Intelligent Supply Chain
  • Smart Products
  • Manpower Distanced from Factories
  • Focus on Delivering Customer Experience
  • Hyper Customization
  • Responsive & Distributed Supply Chain
  • Experience Activated (Interactive) Products
  • Return of Manpower to Factories

Unleash the power of Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 will offer increased productivity, quality, resilience, customer satisfaction, and more.

Worker creativity

Industry 5.0 will make it possible for workers to leave behind repetitive tasks and focus on creating new insightful strategies.

Increased safety

AI and Machine Learning have enabled robots to make decisions and operate themselves, so they can be used in hazardous environments instead of risking human lives.

A new kind of collaboration

In Industry 5.0 we move from Robots to Cobots; collaborative robots that interact with humans. Cobots can be designed to observe the work of humans and replicate their actions.


Getting ready for Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 requires an infrastructure that enables the friction-free exchange of information between humans and machines. If physical facilities, machine sensors and computational power have limitations, they may inhibit the flow of information.

The execution of Industry 5.0 will only be as successful as data’s ability to move seamlessly across the enterprise.

The Factory 5.0 workforce

Organizations need a workforce with a growing number of highly trained individuals who have an understanding of human/machine interaction. Because technology evolves so quickly, companies should plan on a program of continuing education.

Mitsubishi Electric. Your Partner on the Path to Industry 5.0

The challenge of navigating complex new technologies can be daunting. But the effort is worth it. In fact, to remain competitive, that effort is essential. So talk to Mitsubishi Electric.

Mitsubishi Electric is a leader in bringing digitization to customers of every kind, and offers expertise in all Industry 4.0 and 5.0 technologies, including the five key innovations that are driving Industry 5.0.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

With increased processing capacity, every sensing or actuating device has the ability to communicate and process information. This brings a generation of devices that can be reconfigured, monitored, diagnosed, and often repaired using mobile and remote devices.

Analytics become mainstream

Analytics are now available in small footprints and are built directly into products. This can provide immediate diagnostics and repair information, which helps to minimize or eliminate downtime.

Remote monitoring through cloud services

With remote monitoring, organizations observe, review, and manage operational workflow in a cloud-based IT infrastructure. Because it is cloud based, information can be accessed using several types of devices, including desktop computers, tablets, and phone.

Machine learning

Smart Machines are able to aggregate the learnings obtained from individual sensors and components, and then turn them into algorithms that mitigate downtime and provide predictive diagnostics.


Robots augment and collaborate with human coworkers, and are used to perform highly repetitive and precise operations in dangerous environments. The automation system and robotic system should be tightly coupled in order to maximize efficiency.

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Ready When You Are

To implement the key technologies of Industry 4.0 and 5.0, companies work with specialized vendors to provide automation integration, information management, and operator workflows. Mitsubishi Electric is ready to help you achieve…

  • More productivity
  • Greater flexibility
  • New levels of agility
  • Resilience in the face of constant disruptions

If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of digital transformation, then take the next step. Find out how far you have already come on the road to Industry 4.0 and 5.0. Give your organization a self assessment by answering nine simple questions.