Honeywell Shares Recommendations on Smart Industry Cluster in Chongqing


16th Sept 2018, Chongqing, China - At today’s "13th Annual Meeting of Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council " (hereinafter referred to as the "CMIA"), Honeywell submitted the report entitled Taking a new path to get ahead - creating smart industry clusters. The report proposes three recommendations on how to promote industrial upgrading through smart technologies in Chongqing: developing and deploying technologies including cloud platforms, big data, and the Internet of Things to accelerate promotion of transformation of traditional industrial enterprises into smart manufacturing enterprises; developing intelligent industry clusters, such as big data, sensor and connected technology, leveraging Chongqing’s industrial base to spur growth of digitization and industrial linkages so as to promote the establishment of a smart city; enhancing support for industries and attract smart industries from central and western China to Chongqing.

Mr. Shane Tedjarati, president for Honeywell Global High Growth Regions, said at the CMIA, “Chongqing, as one of the economic and cultural centers in the west China, has grown significantly along with the booming of China's economy, achieving success in artificial intelligence, integrated circuits, cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, smart robotics, and other fields. However, the world’s eyes are increasingly fixed upon the intelligent industries; Chongqing must continuously strive to make full use of its unique advantages and take new paths to success, including by creating smart industry clusters. Honeywell is willing to offer its full support in pursuit of a ‘Smart Chongqing’ with expertise and connected technologies. ”

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For example, in terms of upgrading smart manufacturing level at the industrial enterprises, Honeywell’s Connected Plant technologies can contribute a lot, which consists of three core pillars: process interconnection, asset interconnection, and personnel interconnection. Process interconnection mainly refers to the connection between the manufacturing process and the experts. In the future, it will cover other industrial process providers. Asset interconnection links assets with OEM equipment experts and AI analytical tools. Personnel interconnection is tools which can connect experts with the best knowledge sharing and collaboration tools. Honeywell has decades of experience providing solutions in these three major areas; based on this interconnectivity, and equipped with expert knowledge and cutting edge technology, Honeywell solutions help customers overcome real-world problems in smart manufacturing.

Chongqing is positioned as an important industry base in China. It is critical for Chongqing to consider how to improve the competitiveness of Chongqing’s manufacturing enterprises during industrial transformation, and how to lay a groundwork for future growth. 

Chongqing is an important market for Honeywell. Honeywell opened an office in Chongqing at the end of 2006. In 2007, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) selected Chongqing to established its first global engineering service center in China, and it became one of the four major global engineering service centers of HPS. At present, Honeywell has 160 employees in Chongqing, most of which are engineers focusing on software, distributed control system, automation, etc. 

Honeywell smart technology was also actively involved in the Chongqing economic development. Honeywell Intelligent Building Management System and Honeywell Energy Manager have effectively improved the operation efficiency as well as reducing the costs of building equipment in Chongqing Ford plant. Honeywell Intelligent Fire Alarm System and Access Control System help Chongqing airport improve the safety of fire prevention. In addition, Honeywell's smart technologies and solutions can be seen in major projects such as hazardous materials detection solution in Changshou Chemistry Park, the energy-saving renovation of Chongqing Gas Group, Chongqing Metro and Chongqing Grand Theatre, etc.