Manufacturing

Rold: Industry 4.0 the Italian way

While many large companies in ASEAN are piloting Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) initiatives in manufacturing, few small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have managed to integrate them in their processes successfully. 

19 May 2019
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Sandvik Coromant: Factory of the future

Sandvik Coromant’s “digital thread” which spans throughout its factory in Gimo, Sweden, has seen it win international recognition from the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

18 May 2019
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Labour rights abuse on the rise

Labour rights violations in ASEAN are among the negative effects of an increase in production due to the ongoing United States (US)-China trade war which has resulted in a shift of some production from China to this part of the world. While the region is embarking on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, numerous industries in ASEAN still rely on labour-intensive factories.

6 May 2019
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Can Industry 4.0 revolutionise manufacturing?

Southeast Asia is a region that’s vast developing. It has evolved from an agricultural society to one of the fastest growing regions in the world within the span of a century. One of the main drivers of such growth was due to Southeast Asia’s position as a low-manufacturing hub. This combined with cheap exports, provided the region with the necessary income to develop.

26 February 2019
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How manufacturing is driving growth in the region

The manufacturing sector has been one of ASEAN’s key economic growth drivers. Already, the region is a global manufacturing hub and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6 percent between 2016 to 2020.

18 February 2019
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China’s slowdown deepens

China heads into the new year with its factories back in contractionary territory as the threat of a prolonged trade war dampens sentiment and stimulus struggles to gain traction.

1 January 2019
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Lao PDR: Southeast Asia’s factory

Until 1953, Lao PDR was a French colony. Following a successful overthrow of the country’s monarchy in the mid-seventies by communist forces, Lao PDR then spent years in isolation.

20 July 2018
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