The digital factory: the key to unlocking the potential of a growing industry
Cathay produces polymers – an essential element for various chemical products – with bio-manufacturing, using renewable raw materials like corn instead of oil. Expanding the business meant reproducing a highly complex and sensitive laboratory process at an industrial scale. Cathay needed a technology partner who could provide the full potential of digital manufacturing. Consistency, repeatability, guaranteed quality and greater efficiency – this was the secret to Cathay’s successful expansion, and the key to a new future for the bio-manufacturing industry.
Cathay’s Wusu plant adopts Siemens’s complete digital factory solution, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant in design, construction, operation and maintenance, enabling Cathay to fully upgrade every step of its process, from R&D to production.
Building digital factory in Wusu Xinjiang, Cathay will be able to yield insights from big data that improves the production process, this is the strength of digitalization.— Xiucai Liu, Chairman & CEO, Cathay
Cathay built its digital factory, opening up a new phase of efficient, controllable and continuously optimized production, with Siemens as its reliable digital technology partner.
As the Digital Factory is Built, Our Digitalization Team Grows as well— Naiqiang Li, VP of Technology, Cathay
Siemens helped Cathay build a solid digital team with experienced and professional engineers working at every key step, providing hands-on training to help client’s digtial team grow rapidly, allowing for autonomous factory control and guaranteed future operations.
Patent R&D as a Core-Competitiveness has been Upgraded and Become Safer— Howard Chou, VP of R&D, Cathay
With the help of Siemens data analysis, Cathay streamlined its R&D procedure, sparking a major boost in efficiency while guaranteeing patent security through isolated storage of unified parameters.