SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2016--
CEOs and experts from China’s leading companies gathered in Shanghai and
Beijing to explore how smart manufacturing will deliver value to the
manufacturing industry and support government initiatives including
China Manufacturing 2025. Hosted by Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), “The
Connected Enterprise CEO Forum” was led by Rockwell Automation’s new
president and CEO, Blake Moret.
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Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation (Photo: Business Wire)
Rockwell Automation refers to The Connected Enterprise as the connection
of information from the plant floor to the rest of the enterprise. This
delivers unprecedented business value by bringing together people,
processes and technology to achieve enhanced productivity,
sustainability and economic performance. The Connected Enterprise is
enabled by an integrated control and information architecture that
delivers a smarter, more productive and more secure environment.
“The Connected Enterprise is a future-proof vision available today that
is perfectly aligned with the Chinese government’s “China Manufacturing
2025” and “Internet Plus” initiatives, to help China transition to smart
manufacturing,” said Moret.
“Connecting operations technology with information technology has become
a business imperative,” added Moret. “The Connected Enterprise is how
companies will realize tangible business value. For example, it will
enable pharmaceutical companies to comply with stringent regulations;
the consumer industry to be more flexible to changing market trends; and
bring greater efficiency to heavy industry.”
China’s traditional industries, facing the problem of overcapacity, are
considering moving abroad for further development. Last year, China’s
Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) surpassed its Foreign Direct Investment
(FDI) for the first time. It is crucial now for Chinese companies to
enhance quality as well as plant productivity to compete globally. As
they move to cultivate markets outside of China, The Connected
Enterprise will help those companies address a number of challenges,
including global differences in standards and regulations.
“Rockwell Automation is well-positioned to help Chinese companies invest
globally,” said Bob Buttermore, managing director, Rockwell Automation
Greater China. “Our Connected Enterprise can help Chinese companies
boost global competitiveness by connecting their people, processes and
assets for global optimization. Additionally, our global network covers
over 80 countries and can help companies meet local manufacturing
standards, access available support resources and build the
infrastructure for global plant-wide optimization.”
Rockwell Automation boasts extensive experience in helping Chinese
companies expand globally. The company signed a strategic agreement with
SGMW to implement an automation control system for SGMW’s plant in
Jakarta, Indonesia. Rockwell Automation provided the automation control
and information solutions, technical support for SGMW’s equipment
suppliers, and training for an overseas team. This collaboration ensured
SGMW could maintain the same standard across different countries.
In another recent case, a Chinese tire manufacturer planned to build a
plant in the U.S. Rockwell Automation helped the company with plant
design to meet local safety standards. A seamless Manufacturing
Execution System (MES) in the company’s China and U.S. plants helped to
ensure integrated control of both plants.
Since starting operations in China in 1988, Rockwell Automation has
rapidly expanded. Rockwell Automation now has over 2,000 employees in 34
offices, a global R&D center in Shanghai, a software development center
in Dalian and two manufacturing facilities. With world-leading control
and information technologies, Rockwell Automation serves a wide range of
industries in China, including automotive, tire, oil and gas, chemical,
food and beverage, life sciences, mining, subway, and water and
About Rockwell Automation
Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated
to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more
productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving
customers in more than 80 countries.
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