Transforming Industry – SANY company profile.

By Mark Andrews

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Knowledge.
September 2023

SANY is not yet at the top of the global construction equipment manufacturer rankings, but it hopes to use digitalization to make its ascent upwards

In July 2022, the first excavator rolled off the production line of SANY’s new robot-dominated manufacturing plant on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The KIM Industrial Plant is the first Chinese “Industry 4.0” production base outside of China in the excavator industry, boasting a 5:1 ratio of robots to humans, but it certainly will not be the last.

SANY has gained its position by stressing robotic digital production more than any other producer globally. It now has 40 of these robot-dominated plants mostly in China, which embrace the latest manufacturing technologies, from proprietary intellectual property to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Such factories can supply a considerable competitive advantage, which SANY needs as it charges toward becoming the largest construction equipment manufacturer globally.

SANY also boasts two World Economic Forum-certified “Lighthouse Factories,” which take technological adoption to a higher level, the only two such factories in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry globally. The use of robots and technology has allowed the SANY plant in the central Chinese city of Changsha, to double its productivity when compared to standard plants and reduce unit manufacturing costs by 29%.

You can read the full article here

Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

Let’s Get Started

Get in touch with Mark

All articles and photographs displayed on this web site are available for purchase with rights varying according to what has previously been sold. For most published articled this means first serial rights for the country that the publication appears in.

If you wish to speak to me about anything on this website or to discuss commissioning any work I can be contacted by:

Mobile phone

0086 13564588224

This is a Chinese mobile number. Please remember that China’s time zone is eight hours ahead of GMT.

Email Click to email Mark

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This