Ericsson Upgrades Nanjing, China Smart Factory for 5G Radio Production

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4Q 2019 | IN-5612


Setting the Table for Industry 4.0


Ericsson took a major leap forward this September as it concluded its 18-month, SEK500 million (US$51.6 million) transformation of its factory in Nanjing, China. The factory manufactures 5G and 4G radio technology products, catering mostly to communication service providers in the Chinese market.

The improvements to the factory include:

  • An upgraded automatic packing line
  • The introduction of the first modular-designed automatic assembly line for 5G base station radios
  • Modernized 5G testing equipment
  • Utilization of analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) tools
  • State-of-the-art cellular Internet of Things (IoT) technologies implemented at 45 work stations that allow for increased responsiveness to critical issues and faults 

This development is part of Ericsson’s overall global supply chain management strategy, as the emphasis it places on localization allows Ericsson to service its customers more efficiently in their respective European, Asian, and American markets. The company also collab…

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