Press release - November 5, 2019

CONTACT Software and partners establish Industrial Lab in China

CONTACT Software and Shandong Xuanji Industrial Automation have founded China's first “Digital Virtual Simulation Lab”. Here, visitors experience how they can successfully develop and operate smart industrial products. In the virtual environment, PLM and IoT solutions run which convey the application benefits with concrete examples from practice.

Shangdong Xuanji Industrial Automation develops manufacturing solutions for the smart factory and has recently become a member of the CONTACT Global Ecosystem. With assistance from the Davao Group, an investor in technology providers such as Xuanji, both partners have founded a "Digital Virtual Simulation Lab" in the Chinese metropolis of Jinan. Here, they show integrated solutions for digital value creation in product development, production and service, which also use latest methods of AI and data analytics.

The new industrial lab from CONTACT Software and Xuanji is a key municipal project for the economic development of the regional industries and beyond. The district government has promoted its settlement in the Davao Smart Industrial Park and promised further support. The Governor of Jiynang District and other senior politicians were present when the simulation laboratory was officially opened by signing the contracts.

In China, the focus is currently on Industry 4.0 and there is great interest in solutions for successful implementation. "Smart products and production systems are the starting point for automated or even autonomous control of digital processes," says CONTACT Managing Director Karl Heinz Zachries (image front right).

The German software manufacturer and its Chinese partner Xuanji are well positioned in this sector: Together, the two companies provide applications for the product lifecycle that support the digitization of products and processes from development through shop floor to service. The showroom in the new industrial lab illustrates how this works in practice.

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