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Foxconn, Rockwell Partner for Connected Assembly Operations

The companies announced plans to collaborate on IIoT concepts for Foxconn's new U.S. facilities.

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Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., also known as Foxconn, and Rockwell Automation have announced plans to collaborate on the implementation of connected enterprise and industrial internet of things (IIoT) concepts in Foxconn's new U.S. facilities. The companies will also collaborate to develop and apply Smart Manufacturing solutions at Foxconn's global electronics assembly operations, and within the related industry ecosystem.

The goal is to combine the technologies and expertise of both companies to deliver a state-of-the-art manufacturing system with greater operational efficiency. Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman and CEO, said, "Rockwell Automation is the worldโ€™s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. I am confident that together we will increase operational efficiencies in electronics manufacturing to new levels, achieving the vision of Smart Manufacturing and Made in China 2025."

The companies will also work together on workforce development and training. Specifically, as Foxconn increases its employee base in the United States, it has committed to participate in a program developed by Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup to upskill military veterans. This program hopes to create a pool of certified talent for in-demand advanced manufacturing roles across the United States.

Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation president and CEO added, โ€œOur work with Foxconn will further demonstrate the power and broad applicability of The Connected Enterprise. We are also pleased that Foxconn shares our commitment to expanding and upskilling the U.S. workforce to ensure there is the necessary talent for advanced manufacturing roles.โ€

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