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Rockwell Automation Demonstrates Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Strategies at ROKLive Jakarta


Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, held its first ROKLive Jakarta event on 3 August 2023, following the successful ROKLive event held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam earlier this year.

The event focused on manufacturing success for Indonesia’s key industries such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), food and beverage (F&B), mining, oil and gas, life sciences, water and wastewater, automotive, and tire.

ROKLive Jakarta highlighted the benefits of embracing automation and digital transformation as key drivers of efficiency, sustainability, and growth in the manufacturing industry.

It also featured an interactive exhibition featuring the latest solutions from Rockwell Automation and members of the PartnerNetwork™ program. A series of industry forums encouraged open dialogues between speakers and panelists, fostering collaborative discussions on overcoming industry challenges in Indonesia.

Strengthening Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector with Industry 4.0

According to a Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management study, adopting Industry 4.0 will strengthen Indonesia’s manufacturing sector. The report indicated that there are several barriers, such as unclear industry 4.0 policy, higher-risk investment, insecure data sharing, lack of expertise and lack of incentives that hinder its widespread implementation.

Indonesia has made significant progress in transitioning from a commodity-based to a manufacturing-based economy. The manufacturing industry is a crucial part of Indonesia’s economy, accounting for 16.1% of GDP in 2022. Last year, investments in the manufacturing sector increased by 52% compared to the previous year, reaching around Rp 500 trillion (USD $33.2 billion), as reported by Business Indonesia.

The 8th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report by Rockwell Automation revealed that global manufacturers faced many difficulties in their quest to become more resilient, sustainable and efficient.

The report revealed a 65% increase compared to the previous year in the number of respondents who stated that their organisation lacks the necessary technology to stay ahead of the curve in the coming 12 months. There has also been a rise in ‘technology paralysis’ from 24% of manufacturers in 2022 to 30% in 2023, indicating that they are facing difficulties in selecting the most suitable technology solutions.

To address these challenges, manufacturers can adopt smart manufacturing solutions and partner with experienced experts. Smart manufacturing solutions optimise production processes, empower the workforce, manage risk, drive sustainability, and accelerate transformation.

Expanding Possibilities and Driving Digital Transformation 

For over 40 years, Rockwell Automation has been a significant presence in the Asia Pacific region, committed to its vision of expanding the possibilities for humans and driving digital transformation that achieves results for its customers. With more than 5,000 employees in the region and a strong network of partners working together, Rockwell Automation is driving industry transformation through innovative automation and connected enterprise solutions. By unlocking the potential of its customers and improving productivity through technology, Rockwell Automation is continuously transforming industries.

For more information, please visit Rockwell Automation.