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China Sets 2025 Goal for Intelligent Manufacturing

In China’s continuing effort to protect its position as the go-to production capital of the world, it has outlined a 5-year plan to digitize its manufacturing by 2020.

This new plan falls under the country’s Made in China 2025 initiative, which was announced last year. The goal of which is to stave off competition from emerging markets and to boost the country’s slowing economy by upgrading its manufacturing capabilities. The initiative is focused on innovation and quality across 10 sectors, including robotics, aerospace, renewable energy and medicine.

Thursday the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Finance announced the plan to use intelligent manufacturing to improve efficiency, lower costs and decrease energy consumption.

Over the next five years, China pledges to develop equipment, make technological breakthroughs and set standards for intelligent manufacturing, the support system for which will be established by 2025.