BALLUFF host their Customer Event in SFK!

July 2020

It has been a big honor for Smart Factory Kunshan to serve as stage for German sensor and connector specialist BALLUF’s client event “Effective Predictive Maintenance Powered by Condition Monitoring” on July 28th. 200 Guests from the industry gathered together, which was the first event activity taking place here in 2020 after COVID breakout.

Thomas Sattes, Managing Director Greater China of Balluff Automation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., was the host and delivered the welcome speech in which he expressed his gratitude to all the guests for their warm participation. Prof. Chen Ming, Director of Industry 4.0 Smart Factory Lab, Tongji University, Dr. Tobias Arndt, General Manager, GAMI Global Advanced Manufacturing Institute and representatives from BALLUFF addressed in presentations and talks the current challenges in intelligent manufacturing field and the status quo of computer vision and condition monitoring technology.


Besides the excellent talks, Smart Factory Kunshan’s unique factory tour also impressed the guests. In more than 15 implemented use cases, the combination of real production and smart IIoT applications brought BALLUFF’s guests a rare, hands-on view on new technologies! Whether it’s our collaborative robots, smart vending machine, machine monitory, or forklift management together with BALLUFF, lean training lab, all of them are refreshing to the guests.

You are looking for a unique event venue for your company event? Get in contact, Smart Factory Kunshan will give you the stage!

About Startup Factory

Startup Factory is a currently the largest business incubator for small and mid-sized European enterprises that are looking for assembly or production facilities, a repair workshop or a job shop in China to extend their business activities.

At present, Startup Factory runs subsidiaries for 36 European companies on 39,000 sqm with a total of more than 300 employees at its factory location in Kunshan, near Shanghai. Our experienced German-Chinese management team in Kunshan is supported by a contact office in Munich. In addition to flexible rental units, Startup Factory offers a full management services package covering all functions that can be provided centrally. Our customers can concentrate fully on manufacturing and growing their business.

About Smart Factory Kunshan

Smart Factory Kunshan is Startup Factory’s joint venture with Kunshan City Government established in 2017.  The purpose of the demonstration and integration factory is to create an innovative environment for Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0 from research over demonstration till education. We enable international and Chinese companies to integrate and demonstrate their technology in the field of Industry 4.0 in a real-life production environment.

pictures: Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.