Intelligent Manufacturing Replaces Humans at Home Appliance Makers' Factories

Rising employment costs have driven many labor-intensive Chinese household electric appliance factories to replace manual workers with machines. ‘Networked’ plants capable of expediting stock turnover and improving operating efficiency by integrating, user, research and development, supply chain...

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China's home appliance giant Midea eyeing 'smart factory' market

Already a leader in air conditioners and washing machines, Chinese home appliance giant Midea has set its sights on a new industry: robots. Midea made the announcement at a strategy conference Wednesday held in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, days after its acquisition of German robotics...

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Midea deals to push it up the value chain

The acquisition of a number of international intelligent automation solution makers will help develop new business growth for Midea Group, a traditional home appliance maker based in Guangdong province, according to a senior company executive. Gu Yanmin, vice-president of Midea, said the overseas...

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Growing electronics segment eyes high-end products

Total output by China's electronic information sector-producing products ranging from smartphones, laptops to routers and LCD panels-increased by 10 percent year-on-year in 2016. That was about 4 percentage points higher than the rate of overall industrial output, the China Information Technology ...

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Samsung steps up moves into the home

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is speeding up its layout into the home appliances sector in China-ranging from televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, air purifiers and robot vacuum cleaners-as it continues its efforts to put behind it the global recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone...

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