VDMA 1st Robotics + Automation and EMINT Joint China Management Meeting at SAIC VOLKSWAGEN
On July 14th, the 1st VDMA Robotics + Automation and EMINT Joint China Management Meeting was successfully held in the premises of SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd in Shanghai.
19 guests from VDMA member companies of the sectors Robotics + Automation and EMINT participated the event. All guests were invited to a factory tour in the new MEB Plant of SAIC Volkswagen. Mr. Oliver Wollinsky, Senior Director of New Energy Vehicle Branch from SAIC Volkswagen introduced the plant and the platform model to the guests. After the introduction, the guests visited the assembly shop of the SAIC Volkswagen ID series.
After the factory tour, the meeting officially kicked off. Mr. Daniel Yoo, the Chief Representative of VDMA Shanghai office gave the opening speech and Mr. Carsten Arntz, Executive Director of Finance from SAIC Volkswagen also gave his welcome address to the guests. Mr. Francis Kremer from JULI Automation introduced the solution for scalable EV production equipment from a Chinese manufacturer’s perspective. Mr. Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Director Technology and Geopolitics from Stiftung Neue Verantwortung gave an informative keynote speech about on China’s Semiconductor Ecosystem & Geopolitics. Furthermore, Mr. Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation and Mr. Thilo Brückner, Managing Director of VDMA EMINT shared the market update and the results of the latest Business Climate Survey for both sectors. Afterwards, the guests shared their latest business situation and opinions on the current market in China. Last but not least, Mr. Carsten Arntz introduced SAIC Volkswagen and also its future strategy.