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AT&S advocates trade in services to upgrade Chongqing Future Economy

2016-09-26 10:46 2827

CHONGQING, China, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Hannes Androsch, AT&S Supervisory Board Chairman and member of Chongqing Mayor's International Economic Advisory Council (CMIA), today attended the 11th Annual Meeting of the CMIA and delivered a keynote speech focusing on trade in services as a main driver for Chongqing's sustainable future development under the "Made in China 2025" national policy.  

11th Annual Meeting of the CMIA
11th Annual Meeting of the CMIA

He emphasized Chongqing's role not only as an important manufacturing base, especially for electronics and in particular semiconductors but also as a future main hub for many strategic industries, based on Made in China 2025: core electronic components, the Internet of Things, robots and smart equipment. In order to transform its current product-oriented manufacturing into a service-oriented one and climb up the value chain, trade in services represents the next development step for Chongqing. 

Dr. Hannes Androsch delivered a keynote speech
Dr. Hannes Androsch delivered a keynote speech

Androsch proposed a two-pillar strategy to drive trade in services in Chongqing. The first is  technology to tighten collaboration along the whole value chain and to shift the economy from labour intensive manufacturing to an innovative, service-oriented one.  The second pillar would be government guidance on foreign investment policy and to invest into building up a pool of the best talents for Chongqing.

At the meeting, Androsch shared his best practices as chairman of the supervisory board of AT&S that illustrate how to speed up trade in services in Chongqing. For example, adoption of mobile communications technologies, cloud computing, and "big data" analysis will boost plant throughput and uptime, enabling more flexible production and improving capacity utilization. It can also support new levels of innovation and automation that promote efficiency.   Production at AT&S Chongqing is managed and controlled with data via MES (Manufacturing Execution System). It significantly improves the process and administration, and brings increased productivity, quality, accuracy and precision.

Group pictures among Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan, Dr. Hannes Androsch,Chairman of Supervisory Board of AT&S Group; Phua Chen Jiang, AT&S BU MS CEO and Peter Griehsnig, AT&S BU MS COO
Group pictures among Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan, Dr. Hannes Androsch,Chairman of Supervisory Board of AT&S Group; Phua Chen Jiang, AT&S BU MS CEO and Peter Griehsnig, AT&S BU MS COO

Chongqing is one of the most important production bases for AT&S worldwide. In this city, AT&S has established two plants.  At Plant 1, AT&S produces IC substrates, the connection between microchips and printed circuit boards, which are used for microprocessors in computing applications.  Plant 2 is currently still being set up and will produce Substrate-like PCBs for wearables and other potential IoT solutions.

Over the past year, AT&S has been sharing its insights and suggestions to support Chongqing's sustainable development via CMIA annual meetings. Meanwhile, AT&S also contributed to the city's economic development by continuously investing in high-tech connectivity technology in Chongqing. 

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AT&S is the European market leader and one of the globally leading manufacturers of high-value printed circuit boards. AT&S industrialises leading-edge technologies for its core business segments Mobile Devices, Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Advanced Packaging. In 2016, AT&S produces two new, leading-edge technologies at the new site in Chongqing (China) – IC substrates and substrate-like printed circuit boards for high-end applications. As an international growth enterprise, AT&S has a global presence, with production facilities in Austria (Leoben and Fehring) and plants in India (Nanjangud), China (Shanghai, Chongqing) and Korea (Ansan, near Seoul). The company employed an average of 8,759 people in the financial year 2015/16. For more information: www.ats.net 

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Source: AT&S (China) Co., Ltd.
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