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Analysis of the readiness of the production sector of Kazakhstan for the transition to Industry 4.0 to be completed next month

21 August 2017, 15:30

The analysis on the readiness for the transition to Industry 4.0 will be completed in September this year. The Minister for Investments and Development Zh. Kassymbek announced this during a briefing in the Government's press center on the theme "Realization of the first priority "Accelerated technological modernization of the economy" within the President's Address "Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness".

Zh. Kassymbek reported that Industry 4.0 is in the large-scale use of advanced infocommunication 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 to increase the annual GDP growth by an average of 1.5%.

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

This year, the MID RK is actively working on the development of appropriate measures. Specifically, experts from countries, that achieved a significant result in the digitization of their industry, were involved. These experts are from the largest European Institute of Applied Research of Fraunhofer, which was one of the co-authors of the Industry 4.0 Concept in Germany, as well as specialists in the advanced mining cluster of Sweden.

Together with these experts, by September of this year, the technical analysis of the industry will be completed with a view to preparing for the transition to Industry 4.0, and by the end of the year a corresponding government decree was adopted - a step-by-step plan for the implementation of Industry 4.0 elements to 2025.

At the same time, the work with large system-forming companies, such as ERG, KazZinc, ArcelorMittal, Kazakhmys and others is underway. To date, these companies have developed their own digital modernization plans and are embarking on the implementation of such programs as "smart mine", where massive data analysis technologies, advanced detectors and sensors, integrated information systems and robotic operations will be introduced.

Thus, the measures taken to stimulate the transition of Kazakhstan's production sector 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.