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Partnering with HKPC for Reindustrialisation - Shining "Made in Hong Kong" at Global Stage

 

HKPC is committed to helping Hong Kong companies to realise reindustrialisation in Hong Kong, by integrating the use of advanced manufacturing technology with its knowledge and experience, in promoting smart production and smart enterprise accumulated in recent years.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RE-INDUSTRIALISATION FUNDING SCHEME

 

Smart Production LineInnovation Technology and R&D

Transformation and UpgradingNurture Reindustrialisation Talents

 

Smart Production Line

HKPC possesses professional consultants who are qualified as “Certified i4.0 Trainer & Expert” and “Implementation Consultant” by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology of Germany, as well as expertise in the integration of artificial intelligence, robots, the Internet of Things and big data, assisting HK industry upgrade and transformation towards i4.0 Smart & Innovative Enterprises.

Eligible manufacturers planning to set up new smart production lines in Hong Kong can now apply the Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme (RFS) under the Innovation Technology Fund (ITF) of the HKSAR Government for financial support. The Government will provide funding on a 1 (Government): 2 (company) matching basis. The funding ceiling is one-third of the total project cost or HK$15 million, whichever is lower.

Self-organising Enterprise with Value Chain IntegrationSelf-organising Enterprise with Value Chain Integration

 

Success Story

  Client
R&D and manufacturer of porous silicon nanoparticle for battery application
  Project Highlights
  • Setup a smart production line for Porous Silicon Nanoparticle in Yuen Long for productivity improvement, cost reduction and effectiveness enhancement
  Client's Problems
  • Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing know-how and expertise are required to setup a Smart Manufacturing System for producing Porous Silicon Nanoparticle
  • System smartification and optimisation are required to realise process visualisation and transparency for the production line in order to optimise operation effectiveness with real time data
  HKPC Technical Offerings
  • Setup the client’s first smart production line for Porous Silicon Nanoparticle with the foundation of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies, including:
    1. Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
    2. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    3. Real-time Data Acquisition (Production data, machines data, quality data and energy data)
    4. Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Assist in the setup of the product testing laboratory for the client
  Value Created
  • The smart production line for can Porous Silicon Nanoparticle can help the factory to improve production efficiency, and reduce costs through the following actions:
    1. Monitor the entire production process with real time data
    2. Reduce waste
    3. Predict the maintenance and repairmen needs
    4. Detect potential safety problems
    5. Monitor product defects
  • Ensure the regulatory compliance of the product
Related Smart Manufacturing Applications Details:

 

Smart Sensor Application (Reference Photo)Smart Sensor Application (Reference Photo)

 

Success Story

  Client
Door entry products manufacturer
  Project Highlights
  • Set up smart production lines for door entry products in Yuen Long, using flexible production design, artificial intelligence and robotics technology, in order to improve the flexibility of the production line, enhance the production efficiency and lower the production cost
  Client's Problems
  • In view of the difficulty in recruiting professional workers in Hong Kong, smart production lines with high degree of automation and smartification are pursued to realise smart production in order to optimise operation effectiveness with real time data
  • Customers' foundries in the Mainland encounters rising labor costs, and also customs clearance and export are time consuming and require some expenses
  • Lack of expertise and experience in Industry 4.0
  HKPC Technical Offerings
  • Technical consultancy on intelligent manufacturing system. The technologies used in the project include:
    1. Robot manipulation guided by the machine vision technology based on artificial intelligence
    2. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    3. Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    4. Real time data acquisition (production data, quality data and equipment data) to monitor the overall performance of the production system
  • Technologies upgrade of production line automation, include
    1. Circuit board SMT technology
    2. Dual-In-Packaging technology and fixture auto-reflow technology
    3. ICT circuit board auto-testing technology
    4. Robotics technology
  Value Created
  • Designed, developed and built a world-leading,  full-process smart production line in Hong Kong for door entry product industry, which can help customers improve production efficiency, reduce costs and improve operational efficiency, including:
    1. Real-time monitoring of the entire production process
    2. Reduce waste of resources
    3. Real-time monitoring of product quality
  • Upgrade the capability of workers in applying Industry 4.0, include:
    1. Smart Technology
    2. Automation Technology
    3. Artificial Intelligence
    4. Industrial Big Data
  • HKPC Related Smart Manufacturing Applications Details:
  • AI & Robotics
  • Industry 4.0 / Enterprise 4.0
  • Smart Technology

Assembly Workstation (Reference Photo)
Assembly Workstation (Reference Photo)
Soldering Workstation (Reference Photo)
Soldering Workstation (Reference Photo)
ICT Testing Workstation (Reference Photo)
ICT Testing Workstation (Reference Photo)
PCB Component Insertion Workstation (Reference Photo)
PCB Component Insertion Workstation (Reference Photo)

 

Success Story

  Client
Cantonese-style restaurant enterprise
  Project Highlights
  • Use of Robot and Automation technology to reduce the labor consumption of food processing in the factory located at Tai Po Industrial Estate
  • Setup a smart manufacturing system to visualize the key manufacturing parameters
  • Enhance real time monitoring of processes, to enhance product quality and production efficiency
  Client's Problems
  • Due to Shortage of labor, it is difficult to extend their business into mass production of commercial food products
  • Production Process is difficult to monitor and control, food taste various with chefs’ skill
  • Lack of expertise and experience in Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing
  HKPC Technical Offerings
  • Design the first smartified Cantonese cuisine production line by various automation technologies and Industry 4.0 foundation.  The smart technologies used in the project includes:
    1. Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) 
    2. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    3. Real-time Data Acquisition (Production data, machines data, quality data and energy data
    4. Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  Value Created
  • Developed a smart manufacturing system to visualise key parameters (e.g. food temperature) for Cantonese cuisine, to achieve real time process monitoring for quality and efficiency enhancement
  • Developed a smart manufacturing system for different cooking styles of Cantonese cuisine
  • Smart Automation to reduce the labor consumption, sustainable food quality and flexible to manage various cooking methods
HKPC Related Smart Manufacturing Applications Details:

 

Robot and Automation Technology (Reference Photo)Robot and Automation Technology (Reference Photo)

 

Success Story

  Client
GMP accredited Proprietary Chinese Medicines manufacturer
  Project Highlights
  • Set up a smart automation system for GMP product packaging in Wong Chuk Hang
  • Special automated machine design with sophisticated mechanism with an intelligent control software to fulfil the complicated and stringent packaging requirements for Chinese medicine products
  • Enhance the productivity and mitigate the problem of labour shortage through the customised automation technology
  Client's Problems
  • Most operation processes are relied on manual works
  • Difficult to recruit skillful operators
  • Less people willing to join the manufacturing industry
  • Most of the existing technical staffs are in retirement age
  • No most suitable automatic packaging machines available in the market
  • Lack of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing know-how and expertise
  HKPC Technical Offerings
  • Technical consultancy on intelligent automatic packaging machine including:
    1. Smart automation system design
    2. Machine vision systems to ensure no medicated oil leakage in packaged bottle and the quality of the final product packaging
    3. Preparation for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by a built-in real time data capturing (production data, machine data, quality data and energy data) system in the machine to monitor the performance of the entire automation system
    4. User-friendly Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  Value Created
  • Great increase in productivity
  • Better product packaging quality and robustness by machine vision technology to monitor entire system performance
  • Upgrade the capability of workers in using smart technologies
  • Enhancement in production management and market competitiveness by built-in real time data capturing system
  • Quick response to market demand
  • Assurance of the product to comply with GMP regulations
HKPC Related Smart Manufacturing Applications Details:

 

The Smart Product Packaging Machine developed by HKPC can enhance the productivity and improve the product packaging quality.The Smart Product Packaging Machine developed by HKPC can enhance the productivity and improve the product packaging quality.

 

Innovation Technology and R&D

As a multi-disciplinary organisation, HKPC engages in active collaboration with local industries and enterprises, facilitating the research and development (R&D) of novel technologies through product and process innovation. Applications cover advanced manufacturing, smart mobility, green technology, food technology, and gerontech are some examples of the applications covered which help lay the foundation of reindustrialisation.

Here, ITF offers an array of funding schemes, including the Innovation and Technology Support Programme, Partnership Research Programme, Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme, Public Sector Trial Scheme, and Technology Voucher Programme, etc., for supporting R&D and facilitating technology adoption. With the financial support of these funding schemes, enterprises can join hands with HKPC to develop innovative applied technology solutions for bringing enormous opportunities abound.

 

Transformation and Upgrading

Transformation and upgrading are some of the key objectives of reindustrialisation. HKPC’s experts are always here to help enterprises embrace technology and gradually progress towards digital transformation, performing high value functions in the industrial value chain in line with the concept of sustainable development. This is the key first step to reindustrialisation in Hong Kong. Also, HKPC provides comprehensive independent testing and certification services, creating customer confidence, ensuring safety and reliability, which are crucial to providing quality service.

 

Nurture Reindustrialisation Talents

Talent nurturing is an essential part of technology development. The Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) under ITF of the HKSAR Government allows your company to nurture the right talents, in keeping abreast with the evolving industry trend. There are more than 100 approved courses at the HKPC under RTTP. Register now and stay competitive.

UPCOMING APPROVED COURSES

To know more about the opportunities and limitations in manufacturing for Hong Kong's reindustrialisation, please read the following guidebook published by HKPC:

GUIDE TO HONG KONG'S REINDUSTRIALISATION - OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS IN MANUFACTURING