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Two schools of thought on the evolution of the Chinese maintenance market

Posted on 2012-11-1

Two schools of thought on the evolution of the Chinese maintenance market

Listening to the various speakers at the 8th Annual Process Industry Engineering and Maintenance Congress, and talking to attendees during the breaks, one could clearly distinguish two schools of thought on how the Chinese maintenance market will evolve. One is based on applying a Western models and waiting for China to adapt to it. The other believes in inventing new ways, “with Chinese characteristics”.

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The Rise of the Robots – A Maintenance Nightmare

Posted on 2011-11-21

The Rise of the Robots – A Maintenance Nightmare

How many reports have you read in the past few months, calling for more automation in Chinese factories, in response to raising labor cost? Reading specialized magazines, you may be tempted to think that automation will save China by preventing all MNCs from moving to the cheaper Vietnam. There is recurrent talk about “smart plants”, often for the purpose of “replacing people”. Perhaps the most remarkable of all claims has been Foxconn announcement that they will install 1 million robots in their Chinese assembly plants in the next 3...

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Technology-enabled technicians vs the intelligent plant, the Chinese view

Posted on 2011-09-30

Technology-enabled technicians vs the intelligent plant, the Chinese view

This article is a based on a presentation given by Siveco China’s GM Bruno Lhopiteau at the 6th Process Industry Engineering & Maintenance Congress in Shanghai on September 6-7.

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Status of “Enterprise Asset Management” (EAM) in the Chinese market

Posted on 2011-07-31

Status of “Enterprise Asset Management” (EAM) in the Chinese market

This article is based on an interview of our GM Bruno Lhopiteau, a leading figure in the Chinese utility maintenance market, by magazine Control Engineering China, in which Bruno shares his experience in the power industry and explains its relevance to other process plants.

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In Case of Fire

Posted on 2011-03-30

In Case of Fire

Risk prevention should be a priority after the Shanghai blaze. How can another disaster be avoided? The 15 November blaze in Shanghai put risk prevention in the spotlight. Unlike mining accidents and other industrial mishaps, this was a tragedy that everyone could relate to; a fire that killed 58 middle-class denizens in a downtown residential building.

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Global CMMS projects in China: 5 causes of failure and their solutions!

Posted on 2010-10-29

Global CMMS projects in China: 5 causes of failure and their solutions!

This article was originally published in the 5th edition of “CMMS News”, the CMMS magazine of Siveco Group, as part of a double-page on global CMMS deployments in China. The double-page, targeting global Siveco customers considering rolling out the system in China, aims at clearing some common misconceptions about maintenance projects in China. The page features an interview with Siveco China GM, practical “Do’s and Dont’s”, customers’ testimonials and some latest news.

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