Zoomlion opens US$115.4mn intelligent tower crane factory, the largest in the world
Top Chinese construction machinery manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology has opened the largest intelligent tower crane factory in the world in Changde, China
According to Zoomlion’s press release, the facility’s construction took three years at a cost of 780mn yuan (US$115.4mn) and its completion marks a key step towards the firm’s goal of meeting Germany’s standards for Industry 4.0.
“We are very excited to begin production at our new cutting edge intelligent factory,” said Zhan Chunxin, Chairman and CEO of Zoomlion, in the press release.
“By leveraging our world-leading technology, along with the resources and support available to us in the Changde region, we will be the undisputed world leader in the construction hosting machinery sector and will endeavor to develop even better-quality, more intelligent products.”
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The factory contains 12 autonomous production lines, leveraging 10,000 sensors and 100 industrial robots, as well as featuring integrated IM control, IM production line and intelligent logistics.
Zoomlion said that the facility is the most efficient, technologically advanced, and environmentally-friendly tower crane manufacturing factory in the world.
Earlier this month, Zoomlion launched the Zvalley OS industrial IoT platform to assist firms with IoT adoption and thereby facilitating digital transformations.
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.