Industry 4.0 - Fourth Industrial Revolution
The so-called Industry 4.0 is based on the different stages of industrial development. According to the current consensus, Industry 1.0 is the era of steam engines, Industry 2.0 is the era of electrification, Industry 3.0 is the age of information, and Industry 4.0 is the era of using information technology to promote industrial change, that is, the era of intelligence.
This concept first appeared in Germany and was officially launched at the Hannover Messe in April 2011. Its core purpose is to increase the competitiveness of German industry and take the lead in the new round of industrial revolution.
Industry 4.0 is one of the top ten future projects proposed by the German government's German 2020 High Technology Strategy. The project is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, with an estimated investment of 200 million euros. Designed to enhance the intelligence of manufacturing, build smart factories with adaptability, resource efficiency and genetic engineering, and integrate customers and business partners in business processes and value processes. Its technical basis is the network entity system and the Internet of Things.
Germany's so-called industrial four generation (Industry4.0) refers to the use of the Internet-Physical System (CPS) to make the supply, manufacturing, sales information in production data, intelligent, and finally achieve fast, effective, personalized Product supply.
The cooperation between "Made in China 2025" and Germany "Industry 4.0" has been in contact for a long time. In April 2013, the German government officially launched the “Industry 4.0” strategy. In May 2015, the State Council officially issued “Made in China 2025” and deployed a comprehensive strategy to promote the manufacturing of a strong country.
Industry 4.0 has entered a new era of Sino-German cooperation. In the "Sino-German Cooperation Action Outline" signed by China and Germany, there are four contents related to Industry 4.0 cooperation. The first article clearly states that the digitization of industrial production is "Industry 4.0". The future economic development of China and Germany is of great significance. The two sides believe that the two governments should provide policy support for enterprises to participate in the process.