The UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has announced a partnership with Siemens to accelerate the digital transformation of the country’s manufacturing sector.
The partnership will also develop a strategic roadmap to implement Industry 4.0 frameworks.
By the end of 2022, the ministry and Siemens will assess 200 industrial companies in the UAE for their digital maturity, while more than 70 industrial companies across the country have already been assessed. This initiative, which will be overseen by MoIAT and Siemens, will support the objectives of the “UAE Industry 4.0” program aimed at increasing its industrial productivity by 30% and adding Dh 25 billion to the national economy over the next decade.
Driven by the MoIAT, UAE Industry 4.0 was designed to help increase the use of deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), additive manufacturing and the Internet of objects (IoT), in the value and supply chains that support the industry sector.
The Digital Maturity Assessment Program will enable the UAE to determine its current baseline for the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in the country’s industrial sector. It will also identify areas of the sector that are ready for digital transformation to improve productivity and support the country’s economic competitiveness.
Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technologies, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Siemens, an important milestone in our efforts to adopt the tools and applications of the Fourth Revolution. industrial. The program will provide our industrial companies with essential information on their digital maturity and offer frameworks and practical tools to accelerate their transformation journeys.
“By joining forces with Siemens, we are preparing to elevate our local industrial capabilities and shape a future industrial landscape that is as sustainable as it is productive and profitable. At a time when the industry is transforming faster than at any time in history, partnerships like this are the key to ushering in a new era of smart industrial growth.
Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens, said: “Siemens is proud to contribute to the UAE’s efforts to transform its manufacturing sector and pursue a long-term strategy for sustainable development. Our partnership will identify challenges and solutions in UAE’s manufacturing sector, help spark wider adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, and make industries more agile, productive and competitive.