The Changzhou Wujin high-tech industrial development zone in China has honored Continental with the Intelligent Manufacturing Award for the efficient, environment-friendly manufacture of surface material in its Changzhou plant.
“The award highlights yet again our resolve to build an intelligent, environment-friendly production operation in China in order to improve production efficiency and protect the environment of our people and society as a whole,” declared Song Qi, who is responsible for ContiTech in China. “At the same time, it will deliver further added-value solutions for customers. The award is proof of the whole team’s commitment and competence.”
The aim of the Intelligent Manufacturing Award is to encourage manufacturers to become more innovative and efficient by using intelligent, advanced technologies and production equipment. The Changzhou plant was the youngest of the more than 100 local companies that had made submissions for the award.
A delegate from the panel of judges offered words of praise during a visit: “Thanks to its intelligent automated systems, the workshop is replacing traditional manual operations, improving throughput, production efficiency and output, while reducing labor inputs, costs and energy consumption – that is really impressive.”
The plant had already won an award last year from the Jiangsu Economic and Information Technology Commission and the Jiangsu Provincial Finance Office for its smart workshop.
“We are not only developing intelligent solutions for the customers, but also building connected, smart production processes in our plants,” emphasizes Qi.