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FPT Helps Schaeffler Kick Start Digital Pilot Plan for Asia Pacific

15/06/2020

FPT, Vietnam’s leading technology firm, has provided German automotive supplier Schaeffler with consultation and cutting-edge solutions to develop a holistic digitization concept amid Vietnam’s thrust into digital transformation. This cooperation is a part of Schaeffler’s global pilot project for new digital manufacturing concept deployed at its modern manufacturing plant in Vietnam’s southern Dong Nai province.

Located at one of Vietnam’s largest manufacturing centers, the plant was inaugurated in May 2019 with an investment of 45 million euros and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and machinery. It is the first plant in South East Asia using the Industry 4.0 solutions. Since the start of operations, the company has added two production lines including one for the flagship product Needle Roller Bearings; it is expecting three more to be extended by the end of 2020. 

According to Helmut Bode, Schaeffler Asia Pacific’s Former CEO, Vietnam is chosen as a location for digital pilot plant project due to its clearly visible trend towards high technology development with FPT as an outstanding example. “FPT is one of the top companies in the world, and we have already had a lot of experience with them”, said Helmut.

Given FPT’s consultation, digitization is set as the key enabler for Schaeffler’s product excellence. The digitization frontier will be conquered by relentless efforts from an integrated team comprising members from both companies in setting up the optimum infrastructure, equipment and software solutions.   

“With the integration and open communication, everyone is on the same page. We can move very fast in terms of our productivity. FPT has continuously surpassed our expectations in their robust project governance and capabilities in key software development areas.”, said Min Ling Chan, Head of Industry 4.0, Industrial Asia Pacific, Schaeffler Asia Pacific. 

“FPT is proud to help Schaeffler accelerate their digital transformation efforts. With strong capability and long-term collaboration with world-leading firms like Schaeffler, we pledge to always stand side by side with our business partners to help them achieve significant breakthrough, especially in the challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic”, said FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh.

FPT and Schaeffler senior executives met to discuss solutions and roadmap for digital factory in Bien Hoa.

Since 2018, FPT has joined Schaeffler in its digital transformation journey with several successful projects, which have helped Schaeffler move faster towards digitization and reinforce the collaboration between the two partners. Beyond the partnership with Schaeffler, FPT has positioned itself as a digital transformation consultant providing extensive knowledge, innovative technology solutions and prompt technical support. As Vietnam’s largest technology company, FPT aims to be listed among Top 50 world-class providers of comprehensive digital services and solutions in 2030.