Worldwide intelligent manufacturing market size is forecast to total USD 397.12 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 9.9% during 2022-2028, according to a new forecast from Valuates, Inc. Increasing number of Chinese companies are boosting spending on intelligent manufacturing as they seek higher productivity and reduced labor cost.
China's leading intelligent manufacturing companies are expanding their technological reach, ranging from real-time data analysis to machine learning, alleviating several industrial pain points. In this article, we spotlight 15 companies making waves in intelligent manufacturing and have exciting developments coming in 2023, providing a snapshot of the thriving smart manufacturing market
Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Beijing, WATTMAN (Chinese: 瓦特曼智能) is an artificial intelligence company specializing in robots and industrial intelligent manufacturing solutions. It completed 2 funding rounds, the latest one in October 2022. WATTMAN provides intelligent manufacturing systems and robots for customers in the steel, nonferrous metal and mine industries, enabling improved safety and higher productivity in heavy industry.
Black Lake Technologies
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in shanghai, Black Lake Technologies(Chinese: 黑湖网络) focus on cloud-based technology. It completed the series C financing round in February 2021 and has completed a total of 5 funding rounds. The company targets data-driven smart factories, providing algorithm-based multi-platform collaboration systems that could shorten the manufacturing process by 35% and reduce relevant costs.
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in shanghai, MeetFuture (Chinese: 弥费实业） is a high-tech firm specializing in automated material handling systems designed to transport pan-semiconductor. It completed 2 financing rounds, the latest one in March 2022. By combining the various information technologies, the automated material handling system could serve the purpose of industrial detection, control, optimization, dispatch and management for users.
Founded in 2019 and headquartered in HongKong, SmartMore (Chinese: 思谋科技) is a technology enterprise that focuses on the use of artificial intelligence to implement smart manufacturing and ultra-high definition videos. It completed 4 financing rounds, and the latest one happened in June 2021. Determining to develop comprehensive and automated artificial intelligence solutions for clients, SmartMore leverages the most out of the latest 5G technologies.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Beijing, ZWZTech(Chinese: 卓唯智科技) is an intelligent unmanned retail system developer. It completed 1 funding round in May 2022. The company focuses on hardware design and R&D in unmanned retail systems. Through self-research and design of radio frequency identification technology chips, it has developed intelligent cash registers and underlying UHF RFID-based IoT chip series products, gradually expanding into logistics and intelligent manufacturing outside retail.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in shanghai, Zhoubang Tech（chinese:洲邦科技） aims to provide industrial intelligent lean production and big data solution for clients. It completed 2 founding rounds, and the latest one happened in August 2022. Zhoubang Tech developed an industrial internet of things platform to provide digital factory solutions, helping manufacturers realize real-time and massive data to optimize production, achieve quality, reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in shanghai, FA software(Chinese: 上扬软件) provides intelligent manufacturing solutions designed for customers in the semiconductor, solar and LED fields. It completed 5 funding rounds worth hundreds of millions of CNY. The company's product line includes a manufacturing execution system, statistical process control, equipment automation program, receipt management system, data analysis system, fault detection and classification and master data management, contributing to clients' speedier product development and empowered workforce.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai, Youhualin (Chinese: 悠桦林信息)is a leading company specializing in automation software developed to solve the pain points of the supply chain faced by industrial insiders. It completed 5 funding rounds, the most recent one in October 2022. Based on artificial intelligence technologies, the company's software facilitates the decision and strategy-making process for its users
Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Jiangsu, Pinwei Intelligence (Chinese:品微智能) is an enterprise developing intelligent manufacturing software and systems for clients in the semiconductor and electronic circuits industry. It completed 2 funding rounds and the latest one in October 2022. The company designs industrial internet platforms and related products for high-end manufacturing companies. The company products include production process management systems, equipment automation systems, equipment program management systems, equipment alarm management systems, production quality management systems and product traceability management systems, leading to increased intelligent manufacturing capabilities for companies.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Jiangsu, Tzauto Manufacturing (Chinese: 南京泰治) is a firm offering "intelligent factory" solution designed for semiconductor enterprises. It completed 3 funding rounds until 2020. The products of Tzauto cover the complete semiconductor industry supply chain, enabling companies to accomplish digital transformation. The company's clients are scattered in over 20 provinces in China and have reached strategic cooperation with Tzauto.
Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Shenzhen, DEXFORCE (Chinese: 跨维智能 )is a 3D machine vision software and hardware developer aiming to empower the intelligent manufacturing industry through its products. The company designs a series of products, including 3D vision-related systems and software and hardware devices, guaranteeing greater efficiency, quicker decision-making processes, and lower company operational costs.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in shanghai, Semi-tech.com(Chinese: 赛美特) is a high-end provider of overall intelligent manufacturing systems and services, targeting customers in the energy industry, logistics, warehousing, semiconductor and manufacturing industries. It completed 3 funding rounds in the last two years. The company's staff size is around 450, and more than 80% of staff are in the R&D department, possessing multiple software patents.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in shanghai, Seer Robotics (Chinese：仙工智能) is a technology enterprise specializing in intelligent robots. It completed 5 funding rounds worth hundreds of millions of CNY. The company's intelligent robots incorporate serval powerful functions together, such as navigation, map building, position and inspection, serving various industries.
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Suzhou, ELITE ROBOT (Chinese: 艾丽特机器人) offers artificial intelligence and robotic solutions for various industrial users. It completed the series C1 financing round in March 2022 and has completed a total of 6 funding rounds. Aiming to enhance the automation level of domestic enterprises, ELITE is committed to providing clients with powerful industrial robots. ELITE has gained wide recognition from new energy cars, packaging, logistics, metal processing, rubber and chemical industries.
Ikas Industrial Automation
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Shenzhen, Ikas Industrial Automation(埃克斯工业) is a leading company focusing on industrial knowledge automation and systems. It completed 5 funding rounds in recent 4 years. The company's services include intelligent equipment maintenance, data analysis, image processing analysis and production scheduling; all backed up with robust AI technologies.