Monday, 12 September 2016

Factory replaces workers that ask for higher wages with 'ROBOTS'


A production company Carl Zeiss Vision Technologies td decided to start making robots to replace workers.


This was because they felt the laabour in China was twice as expensive as in Mexico and four times that in India. Wondering about the huge gap they felt to increase productivity they needed the robots.

So far they have Robots  the  workforce shrunk from 440 workers - who were producing four million lenses every year - to 370 humans in 2015 - with output increased to five million.

Zeng adds that their current cost per lens is the lowest of all the Zeiss factories in the world.

Other factories including the Rongxin Packaging Corporation have made the switch, where Ji Yonghong explains they bought in a new $34 million - around £25.6 million - production line in 2013 and are now producing 1.8 million cans daily.


"We used to have 60 workers in one shift but now we only need 48. And they’re only responsible for quality control and machine maintenance," Ji says.He adds that the complex processes mean better educated workers are required, and as a result earn 10-20% more than average.

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