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Christian Brecher, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, speaks about Asia and the new industrial revolution in Singapore on Jan. 18. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)
Asia300 Summit 2018

Japan and Germany stand to gain from 'Industry 4.0'

Data utilization is key to manufacturing revolution, says Christian Brecher

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | China

SINGAPORE -- Countries with strong manufacturing know-how, including Japan and Germany, have an opportunity to regain their competitive technological edge as big data ushers in the "Industry 4.0," era, Christian Brecher, Director of Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, said Thursday at the opening session of the Nikkei Asia300 Summit 2018 in Singapore.

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