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Freudenberg IT rolls out connectivity enhancers to support 'Made in China 2025'

By Shi Jing in Shanghai ( Updated: 2015-11-26 16:50

Global full-service IT provider Freudenberg IT has rolled out three new products in China to provide safe and reliable connectivity at a time when a large number of Chinese companies are embarking on their "Made in China 2025" journey.

In May, China unveiled the national initiative "Made in China 2025", designed to transform the nation from a manufacturing giant of quantity into a world manufacturing power of quality. 

The first of the three products include FIT Cloud as a Service, a comprehensive enterprise resources planning implementation package based on SAP but specifically designed for the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises. The second includes manufacturing integration and intelligence templates, which enable companies that already run SAP, an affordable access to intelligent manufacturing. The third is FIT Link, which is a connectivity solution that simplifies corporate international communication between headquarters and branches in and out of the Chinese mainland.

The introduction of the three products is based on Freudenberg IT's latest industry insights. As the company has discovered, by the end of this year, China will have 10 million SMEs, of which 82 percent will be from the automotive industry, 73 percent will be the electronics industry and 70 percent in machinery. These industries will benefit the most from the initiative.

"The growing ambition of Chinese entrepreneurs to establish more efficient, modern and greener factories will further accelerate China's transition to "Made in China 2025" initiative. There is no doubt that the future of manufacturing lies in the small factory," said Reto Bless, general manager of Freudenberg IT Asia.

Global technology provider Freudenberg Group employed over 40,000 people in some 60 countries and regions worldwide in 2014 and generated a turnover of more than 7 billion euros ($7.4 billion). Sales revenue in China was up 11 percent year-on-year to reach 6 billion yuan ($939 million) in 2014.

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