Siemens demo truck to show manufacturing technologies
July 1, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
TAIPEI -- The Taiwan branch of German engineering firm Siemens AG announced Monday that its tailor-made demonstration truck will kick off a two-year tour around Taiwan to showcase Siemens' latest manufacturing technologies.
The demo truck, the first of its kind in Asia and dubbed the "Future of Manufacturing," is expected to visit 400 Siemens customers in Taiwan and 13 academic institutes, including vocational high schools and training centers, beginning in July.
The demo truck will offer a glimpse into the technologies of the "fourth industrial revolution," such as integrative virtual and real manufacturing processes, solutions for integrated products, and support for the industrial value chain, according to Siemens Taiwan.
Erdal Elver, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Taiwan, said Siemens has been deeply rooted in Taiwan for many years and understands the challenges facing Taiwan's manufacturers, who are seeking faster, more flexible, and smarter product realization processes from design to mass production.
"Advanced digitalization and Internet as well as the integration of the virtual and real worlds will be the decisive driving forces for modern manufacturing," he said at the kick-off ceremony.
"It is expected that the fourth Industrial Revolution shall generate new future opportunities for Taiwan's manufacturing."
Elver said that Siemens' advanced industrial automation, control and IT-based technologies assist Taiwanese customers in overcoming market challenges, increasing their productivity and efficiency, achieving sustainable development, and improving their competitiveness on the global stage.