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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - LOGISTICS 5/2017

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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - LOGISTICS 5/2017

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EDITORIAL Made in China 2025 Two years ago now in 2015, China’s central government adopted the “Made in China 2025” strategy. Behind the campaign is a plan for industrial modernization of the country, designed especially to advance the innovative capability and digitization of domestic industries. With this policy Beijing intends to make the country fit for the future, as rising labor costs have long been signaling the end of China’s days as a source of cheap labor. The Germany concept of “Industry 4.0” serves as a model and “instruction manual” for implementation of the new technology policy. Germany is not only China’s model, but also its preferred The agenda of the Chinese technology policy calls for quality instead of quantity partner for close cooperation, which is not surprising given that German companies are developing leading technology in this area. The incentive for German industrial companies for this close collaboration is the prospect of lucrative orders. But fear is already spreading among these German companies that the main outcome of overly close cooperation would to make China a strong competitor in the future. Whether collaboration with China in digitizing industry is ultimately an opportunity or rather a risk for German companies is still a matter of speculation. Nevertheless the fact remains that China is starting out on the way to “Industry 4.0” from a considerably lower technological level than Germany. Thus China will initially be in a race to catch up, unless this latter day “great leap forward” is immediately successful. Global Excellence for Intralogistics Belt Curve RollerMerge LineSplitter VertiSwitch® Strip Merge 31.10.-3.11.2017 We‘ll exhibit. German Pavilion Spiral Chute Bendy Boom Manfred Weber Editor m.weber@vfmz.de SOVEX, now a TRANSNORM Company www.transnorm.com