Industrial manufacturing titan Siemens has announced the opening of its Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Chengdu, China.
Opened on 21 May 2019, the facility consists of four units: the Smart Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, the Smart Manufacturing Professional Lab, the Industry Solution Research Lab and the Talent Training Platform.
Combined, the four modules will provide all the necessary components for innovation and application of smart technologies as Siemens looks to drive the continued digital transformation of manufacturing and the march towards Industry 4.0 in China.
"Currently, the global manufacturing industry is facing a new round of industrial transformation. Smart manufacturing, which is characterized by accelerated convergence of information technology and manufacturing, has become a development trend," said Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO of Siemens Digital Industry Software, in the firm’s press release.
"Chengdu has a huge advantage in supporting China's economic strategy development. Grasping industry trends, boosting corporate transformation and take-off, radiating more surrounding areas and even leading the transformation trend in the country, this is the common vision of Siemens and the Chengdu government."
The facility follows Siemens Industrial Software Global R&D Centre, which opened in the same location in August 2017.