Mutual Benefits of Industrie 4.0
Both Chinese and German businesses are benefitting from the activities in Foshan and profiting long-term from the project. Since Chinese companies are often integrated in German companies’ value chains, the German economy will also profit from efficient manufacturing in Chinese companies.
Though its presence in Foshan, the Fraunhofer IFF is additionally helping German companies develop or expand their Chinese market by contributing to their research activities in China.
Both Chinese and German businesses operating in Foshan will profit from a well-trained Chinese workforce with knowledge of Industrie 4.0. This will lessen training periods and the need for further and advanced training.
Through its activities in Foshan as well as the involvement of other Fraunhofer Institutes, the Fraunhofer IFF is effectively establishing itself as a major research partner for the Foshan Sino-German Robotation Academy and the city of Foshan for years to come.