UK Training Platform Immerse Expanding Into Korean Market via CJ OliveNetworks Partnership
Via its Virtual Enterprise Platform (VEP, UK-based training specialist Immerse helps companies unlock the potential of virtual reality (VR) across a range of use cases. Today, Immerse has announced a strategic partnership with CJ OliveNetworks to tap into the Korean market.
VR training has shown time and again it can effectively work across a range of industries and job roles; being especially effective for more hazardous jobs. CJ OliveNetworks is looking to develop bespoke VR training content thanks to the partnership, specifically catering to the needs of the Korean market. These include manufacturing, logistics, retail, assembly, health and safety among others. Immerse’s VEP can then provide scalable and measurable training environments for employees to train and learn in.
Several VR training projects have already been completed by CJ OliveNetworks. One for CJ CheilJedang involved a VR Pneumatic System Simulator, enabling interaction with pneumatic circuit components and controls. While a project for CJ Construction used Building Information Modeling (BIM) data to create a partially constructed building in VR, challenging new employees to identify defects and corrective measures. Discussions are currently ongoing for projects outside of the CJ Group in 2020.
“VR training will significantly save time and money for employee training and furthermore reduce errors and increase operational efficiencies for enterprises,” said GiHo Ro, Director and Head of AR/VR Business Team at CJ OliveNetworks in a statement. “Through extensive testing of the Immerse VEP, we feel that it is the best platform to enable us to maximise the opportunities we have identified in the Korean market.”
Tom Symonds, CEO of Immerse adds: “Partnering with CJ OliveNetworks is an extremely important relationship for Immerse. As part of the CJ Group, they have the knowledge and expertise to accelerate the use of VR training in the region. Through our VEP they will have access to the appropriate tools and platform to quickly exploit opportunities and to roll them out at scale.”