As Singapore strives to be a smart nation, manufacturing processes are also getting more intelligent. Local PE companies are starting to go digital by setting up smart factories where automation and artificial intelligence are redefining work processes. Here are some initiatives that you can explore to grow your business.
PE companies can test and co-develop new digital solutions through a model digital factory. You can experiment with new operations at model digital factories located at A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC) before rolling out the changes in your factories.
Promising PE companies that are looking to digitalise your operations can turn to the Economic Development Board (EDB), which helps companies take a systematic approach to improve overall productivity. For instance, Meiban, a local PE company, will co-develop solutions in robotics, automation and smart-factory software with technology solution partners in their factories.
You can embark on your digitalisation journey by tapping our capability upgrading programmes and connections to global business partners.
The Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation (PE COI) located at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) covers areas such as technical manpower, equipment and facilities. SMEs looking to upgrade your manufacturing capabilities and accelerate the development of new products, equipment and processes may use the manufacturing IT resources at the COI.
Start Digital is an initiative, in collaboration with IMDA, under the SMEs Go Digital programme to help SMEs adopt digital solutions right from the start.
New companies often prioritise business development and profit generation. As a result, operations management may take a backseat. By digitalising early, you can better focus and capture opportunities for your business without being constrained by day-to-day operations.
With our Start Digital Pack, SMEs can get access to modular digital solutions that will help accelerate their start up process and business growth. For more information, visit www.imda.gov.sg/StartDigital.