30th Anniversary of the HMI - Achieved over 5 million HMI units sold in the market.

Update : July 1, 2019

Message from Tomoa Ishii - HMI Line of Business VP

In February 2019, we will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Pro-face GP Series, the world’s first HMI.

We began taking orders in November 1988, and commenced delivery officially in February 1989. From its debut, we accelerated sales of our human machine interface (HMI) solutions by developing various world’s first products - the world’s first panel computer, HMI with controller and many more. Pro-face has since led the industry, with a broad range of industrial customers choosing to adopt our solutions.

In 2000, we were the first company to include Ethernet as a standard feature in its HMIs. This drove the introduction of IT at production sites by enabling the display and manipulation of all information required on the work floor using HMIs. Pro-face has also supported increasingly sophisticated manufacturing with our line of industrial PCs and SP5000 Series.

Shipments of HMI have been rapidly increasing since 2000. Recently we have sold 1 million units every 3 years. In April 2019, we have achieved to sell over 5 million HMI units in the market.


Pro-face will contribute to the further evolution of production worksites by delivering to our customers “HMI Centric” solutions that place the operational management staff at the center of the digital revolution.

We will continue to offer new value to our customers around the globe by creating the future of human interfaces that are simple and easy-to-use for everyone through the incorporation of leading-edge technology and innovative ideas.




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