FPT helps Schaeffler kick-start digital pilot plan for Asia Pacific

Jun 23, 2020   Technology

FPT, Vietnam’s leading technology firm, has provided German automotive supplier Schaeffler with consultation to develop a holistic digitisation 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 ($50.85 million) 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 for digital pilot plant project due to its visible trend towards high technology development with FPT as an outstanding example. 


Given FPT’s consultation, digitisation is set as the key enabler for Schaeffler’s product excellence. The digitisation 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.


“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.


Since 2018, FPT has joined Schaeffler in its digital transformation journey with several successful projects, which have helped Schaeffler move faster towards digitisation and reinforce the collaboration between the two partners.


“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 breakthroughs, especially in the challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic,” said FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh.

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