SAP Ningbo Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation Center was inaugurated at the SAP Ningbo Intelligent Manufacturing Summit on the morning of October 31. The center will serve as an innovation platform for industrial upgrading and economic transformation. By dint of SAP's leading Internet of things, big data, cloud platform and other technical services, and with “serving Zhejiang Province and influencing the whole country based on Ningbo City" as the goal, it aims to effectively help local enterprises implement the intelligent manufacturing innovation and upgrading. Chen Yijun, the deputy secretary of municipal Party committee, attended the summit and delivered a speech. Mao Hongfang, a member of the standing committee of the municipal Party committee and secretary of the district committee, Chen Bingrong, director of the municipal commission of economy and information technology, Ye Chunhua, deputy director of the municipal commission of economy and information technology, Hu Kui, deputy secretary of the district committee and district mayor, and Pan Qunwei, deputy district mayor, attended the summit.
Chen Yijun said in his speech that as the first "Made in China2025" pilot city, Ningbo is vigorously promoting the enterprise's intelligent transformation and innovation, and the transformation and upgrading of manufacturing. The innovation center, jointly built with SAP which boasts the world's leading digital innovation technology and rich experience in the industry, will accelerate the construction of a new industrial system in Ningbo, promote the intelligent manufacturing and digital upgrading in Ningbo and even the whole province, and add momentum to the building of the city into a "Made in China2025" pilot city.
Mark Gibbs, Global Executive Vice President and CEO of SAP Greater China, said that SAP has been committed to working with governments at all levels, relying on the strategy of "digital based development of the province and the city", and pushing local industries toward the digital transformation. As companies accelerate the pace of innovation, China will see its heyday as a manufacturing power. Ningbo is an important manufacturing base in China, full of vitality in economic development. SAP will actively cooperate with the Ningbo municipal government to boost the intelligent innovation and development of the manufacturing enterprises.
It is reported that SAP will cooperate with Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone Holdings Co., Ltd., with the intelligent manufacturing innovation center as the vehicle. With the cloud solutions of SAP Leonardo, SAP S/4 HANA and SAP and other latest technologies and considering the characteristics of Ningbo, it will propel the creation of innovation achievements, serve as an example in intelligent production and management, and help local enterprises carry out intelligent transformation and upgrading. Located in Beilun District, SAP Ningbo Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation Center will also quickly help small and medium enterprises achieve intelligent manufacturing innovation and transformation through the end-to-end digital cloud platform and application services, and provide differentiated, refined intelligent manufacturing innovation services for enterprises in Ningbo from different industries, with different sizes and at different development stages according to their intelligent, information-based and personalized needs.
The SAP Ningbo Intelligent Manufacturing Summit, themed "Intelligent Opportunity and New Pattern", actively explored the global trend of digital economy, intelligent manufacturing and other hot topics, industry development experience, and cutting-edge innovation technologies including SAP Leonardo. SAP’s management and experts, and representatives of IBM, Cisco and other well-known technology companies, and the manufacturing enterprises in Ningbo attended the summit.