Manufacturers, especially SMEs, looking for support in their business transformation can now look forward to JTC’s expanded network of Industry 4.0 partners. Joining the network of partners today are Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association (SPETA) and its consortiums (SiTA, iSMART and iSAMS), Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Bosch Rexroth, Delta Electronics, Emerson, ISDN, Konica Minolta, McKinsey, Siemens and Sodick Singapore Techno Centre.
Under the expanded partnership, manufacturers can gain access to Smart Factories to see the application of Industry 4.0 solutions in real production settings. They can also attend workshops and seminars to learn from their peers who have successfully adopted Industry 4.0 technologies to better position themselves for the economic upturn.
Mr Ng Lang, Chief Executive Officer of JTC, said, “Many businesses in our estates are looking to transform their operations. By bringing together businesses, government agencies, and academia, new collaborative opportunities are created to accelerate their business transformation.”
Mr Bernard Lim, Chief Executive Officer of Tai Sin Electric, said, “JTC played an instrumental role in our company’s Industry 4.0 journey. They introduced us to the Economic Development Board’s SIRI assessment and the Workforce Singapore-McKinsey Industry 4.0 Transformation & Job Redesign Program that helped us achieve higher overall equipment efficiency and workers’ productivity. We are now working with Enterprise Singapore on the next phase in our Industry 4.0 transformation. Having benefited from JTC’s Industry 4.0 network, we are now more confident to expand our businesses in Singapore and capture new growth opportunities in the region.”
JTC’s network of partners covers areas such as consultancy and advisory services, technology solutions and training and capability development. Earlier this year, JTC announced its collaborations with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to equip the future workforce with Industry 4.0 skills and competency through industry internships and projects. Over 200 NTU undergraduates and 400 Singapore Polytechnic students are expected to benefit from the partnership over the next few years.