The push to use machine data and robotics comes in response to the Chinese government's call to integrate technology in order to elevate manufacturers on the global stage.
According to the Journal, Sany is pumping data from hundreds of thousands of machines operating around the world into its engineering arm. Sany has used this and other technology to cut delivery times and decrease costs.
Chinese officials have labeled one Sany facility as a "model demonstration facility," the Journal reports.
Source: The Wall Street Journal