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Rise of robots: Gree automates to cut costs

It’s a faster, less human factory…

The robots, which are jokingly referred as “Minions”, could flexibly wave its hand to grab and put down the spare parts.

Except regular checkups, robots could work round-the-clock in hard physical posts.

SHAO ZHONGWEI, worker, Shijiazhuang plant, Gree Electric Appliance
“In our plant, after the introduction of robots which are mainly used for welding and bending, we save nearly 100 human costs and largely increased the productivity of the plant.”

SHAO ZHONGWEI, worker, Shijiazhuang plant, Gree Electric Appliance
“All the robots so far have been used in three posts, including dangerous works, those requiring hard physical labors or some special operation with high precision.”

Since 2012, Gree, one of China’a most modern manufacturing enterprises headquartered in Guangdong Province, has adopted a strategy of “replacing human labor with robots” and saved 10 percent of its labor cost so far.

In one of its major drive to economic growth, China has been home to nearly a quarter of the world’s industrial robots, with demand for robots topping the globe in the past three years.

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