Mass production can no longer satisfy the personalized needs of consumers. With the integration of smart technologies and traditional industrial machineries, consumers can participate in product design and production through the cloud platform, and the goal of mass customized production can be realized. This industry transformation which is known as the fourth industrial revolution or "Industry 4.0" has begun to change the ecologies of different industries.
Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC, says that "Industry 4.0" promotes the development of a new business model in which the integration of products and services in a customer-driven supply chain takes precedent over products. "Re-industrialization" is the use of high technologies to develop high value-added manufacturing industries and create a new business system, rather than the return of those industries which have previously left Hong Kong. HKPC is actively helping businesses gear up for "Industry 4.0" through four major support services.
Industry Support Platforms - HKPC has set up two new advanced technology support centres, 3D Printing One, and RoboticsOne, in 2015. A new facility, 'Smart Industry One', is also in the pipeline to showcase the smart services and factory of the future.
Training of Industry Talent – HKPC possesses a pool of certified "Industry 4.0" experts who can help staff of all levels master the core knowledge of smart manufacturing and services.
Business Consultancy Service - HKPC has actively strengthened its "Industry 4.0" business consultancy service. It also collaborates with industry associations to formulate the "Industry 4.0" implementation plans for different industries.
Enhanced IT Support - HKPC will strengthen information security support for "Internet of Things" through its Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre. Also, to assist SMEs in using big data, a big data analytics platform will be launched to promote smart management and operation.