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Model digital factories to appear in various industries in Kazakhstan

31 October 2017, 13:15

Today, within the framework of the press conference following the meeting of the Government, the Chairman of the Board of JSC "KIRI", Berik Bekenov, spoke about one of the initiatives in digitalization of industry – model digital factories.

According to him, in Kazakhstan, to popularize the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies and support business in the implementation of digital projects, digital factories will be created which will become demonstration platforms for digital technologies.

"By the end of the year, we plan to select seven enterprises in different industries. In 2018, according to the selected seven enterprises, we will conduct a comprehensive technological audit, within which we will determine to what extent the selected enterprises are ready for the implementation of the Industry 4.0 elements," Berik Bekenov explained.

Further, based on the results of this work, the MID RK together with enterprises, plans to develop a roadmap. It will describe all measures for the implementation of industry 4.0 elements in industrial enterprises, as well as the necessary support measures.

"This work will allow us to demonstrate the method of introducing digital technologies into the industry, as well as increase the competence of our domestic specialists. We will be able to identify what solutions we need to work out for the implementation of Industry 4.0," B. Bekenov concluded.

It should be recalled that today, within the framework of the meeting of the Government under the chairmanship of Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the progress of work on digitization of the mining industry was considered, and issues related to the application of digital technologies in transport and logistics were discussed.