Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group and France-based Schneider Electric on Thursday announced a strategic partnership on smart green manufacturing solutions in support of China’s factory sector.
The partnership was announced by Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang and Schneider Electric chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire during the annual Lenovo Tech World and Innovation summit.
This strategic partnership will catapult the Intelligent Transformation of the manufacturing industry and further enable breakthroughs in smart green manufacturing,” Yang said.
“Going forward, we will continue to form more partnerships of this nature to accelerate the transformation of various industries and embrace the age of intelligence,” he said.
The two companies’ strategic partnership will create “powerful synergies” by combining Lenovo’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution with Schneider Electric’s smart green manufacturing solution, Lenovo said.
The combination will build a blueprint that can be provided as a best-in-class smart manufacturing solution to discrete and hybrid manufacturing operations, regardless of the vertical industry they operate in, according to Lenovo.
It will include Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms and big data as it relates to all aspects of efficiency management, predictive maintenance, production quality and other industrial applications.
“Making the next shift towards green smart manufacturing is critical to nurture a more efficient, low-carbon, and sustainable future. Partnering with Lenovo is a great opportunity to further unleash the power of digital innovation in the physical world of manufacturing,” Tricoire said.
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