India, Russia to explore on Industry 4.0 to reduce Covid impacts

Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is organizing a survey on Russian and Indian companies aimed at getting an understanding of the most pressing issues and consequences of the Covid- 19 pandemic on the industries of both countries.

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India has become the key foreign market for Zyfra with more than 500 CNC machines connected to its MDC plus real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection system in 2019. Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is organizing a survey on Russian and Indian companies aimed at getting an understanding of the most pressing issues and consequences of the Covid- 19 pandemic on the industries of both countries. The study will be carried out by the Russian autonomous non-profit organization ANO Data Economy and the Finnish- Russian Industrial digitalization leader Zyfra. 

The desired results of the research are an express evaluation of the current production situation and the creation of clear measures to digitally transform manufacturing companies looking at the consequences of the Covid- 19 pandemic. “Under the current conditions, innovations are becoming a tool to provide the industry with the opportunity to minimize risks and financial losses. The main goal of the research is to elaborate mechanisms to support the digitalization of enterprises. The adaptation of industrial business processes to the new realities should be a development tool for companies and should help to stimulate competitiveness,” said the Director of the Department of Digital Technologies of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vladimir Dozhdev.

Pavel Anisimov, Director of the Department of Industry of ANO Data Economy said that “The current economic situation and the epidemic must give a strong boost to the acceleration of the digitalization and robotic automation of production, as these will serve as an effective tool to come out of the crisis. At the same time, experts note the limited scale of the use of innovative solutions in the real sector of the economy at the moment. One of the goals of the survey will be to increase the awareness of Russian companies of what Indian companies are doing, and vice- versa. We believe that Russia and India need well- organized mechanisms to exchange experience in the IT industry, especially in a crisis, to allow our countries experts and entrepreneurs to quickly connect and suggest solutions to various problems.”


The collection of data for the study will be carried out through a survey of members of the expert community, as well as representatives of different kinds of industrial enterprises in Russia and India and will cover the following consequences of Covid- 19 on industry and how digitalization could solve problems caused by the pandemic, the key digital technologies in the production processes, the main barriers to the digitalization industry and the priorities of the state and business. The results of the study will be presented by the end of June this year. Based on the results of the survey, ANO Data Economy will draw up a list of projects in India and Russia, designed to reduce the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economies of the two countries, to help industrial enterprises to recover more quickly and to define the prospects of IT cooperation for Russian and Indian companies.

The General Director of Zyfra said that “We are actively working in India and unfortunately witness a very low level of understanding between Russian and Indian companies. The two parties are not well informed about each other’s activities. I would like to mention the rich history of cooperation between Russia and India in the fields of heavy industry and the military-industrial complex. Perhaps joint IT projects in the fields which we are already well acquainted with one another would develop more rapidly which is why we must start with this.”

India has more than 500 CNC machines connected to its MDCplus real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection system in 2019. By 2021 the company is looking to have more than 2,000 MDC plus installations in India. There are Indian Railways, Godrej Group, and Murugappa Group among Zyfra’s clients in India. MDCplus are designed to track machine operation, personal productivity, and parts manufacturing progress. Its tailored reports and charts can be used to eliminate unreasonable downtime, evaluate overall equipment efficiency (OEE), and reduce production costs. On average, equipment monitoring increases production efficiency by 20%. Zyfra started its operations in September 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The company develops industrial digitalization technologies for machinery, metallurgy, mining, and oil and gas. The solutions include predictive analytics and data analysis, tech processes optimization, automatic dispatch systems, autonomous dump trucks, and teleoperated equipment.

Another major project is underway with Thriveni Earthmovers Private Limited, which was awarded by Zyfra the contract to implement an Intelligent Mine solution at NTPC’s flagship Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining Project (PBCMP) in Jharkhand.

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India, Russia to explore on Industry 4.0 to reduce Covid impacts
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Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is organizing a survey on Russian and Indian companies aimed at getting an understanding of the most pressing issues and consequences of the Covid- 19 pandemic on the industries of both countries.
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