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President of Schneider Electric China: the market needs individual champions more than all-round Champions

who can better represent the future industry with large comprehensive enterprise groups and highly focused businesses operating a variety of different businesses at the same time? Yin Zheng, global executive vice president and President of China of Schneider Electric, answered the latter. In a recent interview with media including surging (), Yin Zheng said that compared with a large and comprehensive development path, focusing is the general trend of future development. To this end, Schneider Electric focuses on the digital transformation in the field of energy efficiency management and automation, and lays out the layout of industrial software. What customers need is a single champion, not an all-round champion

as an old French industrial giant, Schneider Electric's predecessor was the steel enterprise founded by Schneider brothers in the 1930s. After setting foot in the steel industry, heavy machinery industry, ship construction industry, weapon manufacturing and other industries, Schneider Electric gradually expanded its business scope to the field of power generation and electrical equipment, and established its main business line with electrification as the core after several large-scale strategic mergers and acquisitions. In 1999, the group was renamed Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric has maintained the first position in the industry for a long time in the fields of medium and low voltage distribution and key power supply. In fiscal 2017, the group achieved a revenue of 24.7 billion euros and a year-on-year increase in net profit. Sha Xiaolin said that it increased by 23% to 2.15 billion euros

Yin Zheng, global executive vice president of Schneider Electric and President of China, said that Schneider Electric is a very focused company, which is actually engaged in two fields: energy efficiency management and automation. At present, Schneider Electric is fully promoting the digital transformation of buildings, infrastructure, industry and data center in the above two fields

in order to achieve the strategic transformation goal of digital leaders, Schneider Electric launched a new generation of ecostruxure architecture and platform based on IOT at the end of 2016. Ecostruxure can be divided into three layers: the bottom layer is interconnected products, the middle is the edge control layer, and the top layer is applications, analysis and services. By integrating it and ot technologies, ecostruxure can help users collect at least 10 inches of key data at all levels from local sensors to the cloud, and transform the data into analysis results and decision insights, thereby raising energy efficiency and operations to a new level. According to Yin Zheng, so far, ecostruxure has been deployed in more than 480000 installation sites around the world, with the support of more than 20000 developers and system integrators

according to surging knowledge, Schneider Electric has played a variety of roles in the deployment and application of ecostruxure, including system integration with partners, as one of the participants in the turnkey project, or providing digital services such as remote diagnosis. At present, under its established transformation strategy, Schneider Electric is increasingly developing targeted software, applications and digital services for more subdivided industries and fields, which also makes the company's internal trend of changing from product classification to cross departmental product technology portfolio

take the hydrocarbon supply chain management toolkit spiral provided by Schneider Electric for BP as an example. The software platform connects the data chain from crude oil procurement to downstream refineries, and integrates raw material data management, trade, plant operation, supply and marketing logistics optimization, production scheduling, process unit monitoring and other work into independent software applications, reducing manual tasks and reducing oil enterprise decision-making risks. For example, in the past, the decision-making process before oil swap trading was very long. The old engineer needed to calculate the supply chain data from work to work the next day to see the calculation results, and then inform the crude oil trading department how to conduct swap trading. The spiral software deployed in the cloud shortens the above process to the minute level, enabling oil companies to schedule ship forces according to the implementation of the crude oil market

at the same time, Yin Zheng believes that the core of Schneider Electric's transformation from a hardware equipment manufacturer to a complete system and service provider is the integration of information technology and operation technology, as well as the integration of software and hardware technology, products and solutions with complementary functions. At present, under the tide of digital transformation of global manufacturing industry, traditional industrial groups have competed to speed up the mergers and acquisitions of industrial software enterprises in recent years. This time, the sentence pattern of software definition + is used in the transformation and upgrading process of more traditional industries

throughout the history of Schneider Electric's industrial software acquisition, three landmark large-scale acquisitions have laid the foundation for its software landscape: the acquisition of Citect in 2006 made it equipped with SCADA, historian and MES product lines in many industries such as metallurgy, mining, water treatment and so on; In 2014, it acquired Invensys, the industry-leading industrial software brand of the latter. Won hydrogel is a typical soft and wet material derware business, which enriches the SCADA and MES product lines in food and beverage, power, municipal, oil and gas and other industries; At the beginning of 2018, Schneider Electric announced that covestro materials with excellent plasticity, transparency, lightness and impact resistance could complete the reverse acquisition of aveva, a British engineering software company, while realizing the sense of automotive design. The cooperation between the two could provide a complete set of comprehensive digital asset management solutions covering all aspects from process simulation to design, construction, manufacturing, operation management and optimization, and strengthen the management and optimization of oil Software capabilities in the shipping and power industries. So far, Schneider Electric has basically built a management software matrix covering the whole life cycle of enterprise assets and operations

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