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Analysis of Kazakh industry’s preparedness for Industry 4.0 to be completed next month

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The technical analysis of the industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the preparedness for transitioning to Industry 4.0 will be completed in September of this year. This was announced by Minister of Investments and Development Zh. Kassymbek during a briefing at the Government press center on the topic Implementation of the first priority Accelerated technological modernization of the economy in the framework of the Presidential Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness.

Zh. Kassymbek reported that Industry 4.0 entails large-scale use of advanced info-communication technologies such as the analysis of massive data (Big Data), autonomous robotic systems, industrial Internet, additive technologies (3D printing) and more. According to the calculations of international experts, the introduction of Industry 4.0 in various countries will allow increasing the annual GDP growth by an average of 1.5%.

For Kazakhstan, the implementation of Industry 4.0 elements poses not only challenges, but also new opportunities, namely, a significant increase in efficiency, the creation of new business and export-oriented industries.

This year, the Ministry of Investments and Development is actively developing appropriate measures. Specifically, experts are involved from countries which achieved significant results in digitalizing their industry. These are the experts from the largest European Institute of Applied Research named after Fraunhofer, who was one of the co-authors of the Industry 4.0 concept in Germany, as well as specialists from Sweden’s leading mining cluster.

Together with these experts, the technical analysis of the industry’s preparedness for transitioning to Industry 4.0 will be completed by September of this year, and by the end of the year a corresponding Government Decree will be adopted – a step-by-step plan for the implementation of Industry 4.0 elements until 2025.

At the same time, work continues with large system-forming companies, such as ERG, Kazzinc, ArcelorMittal, Kazakhmys and others. To date, these companies have developed their own digital modernization plans and are embarking on implementing such programs as “smart mine”, which will use massive data analysis technologies, advanced sensors and monitors, integrated information systems and robotic operations.

Thus, the measures taken to stimulate the transition of Kazakhstan’s industry to Industry 4.0 will have a positive impact on productivity growth and improvement of labor safety, competitiveness of domestic industry and the economy as a whole in accordance with the instruction of the Head of State.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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