Schneider Electric Signs Partnership With Nanjing Kisen to Deliver Next-Generation, Sustainable Cement Plants

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Nanjing Kisen, a CNBM (China National Building Material Co., Ltd) company, the international leader in the development of intelligent plant technologies for the cement industry. In alignment with UN Sustainability Goals, the strategic partnership will progress the operational efficiency of intelligent cement plants through innovative digital modernisation.  

Nanjing Kisen, headquartered in Nanjing, China leads the development and application of intelligent technologies within the cement industry. Its 500+ employees are focused on research and development within energy-saving and emission reduction technologies and equipment.   

The partnership agreement between Nanjing Kisen and Schneider Electric, which was named the world’s most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights Global 100 Indexin January 2021, will accelerate the digital transformation of cement plants and enterprises in China, and beyond, leveraging their shared strengths in advanced digital technologies for energy and resource efficiency.   

Under the cooperation agreement, customers across the cement industry will benefit from the partnership of two global experts, empowering and accelerating the construction of energy-saving, efficient, green, and modern intelligent plants. This will be achieved initially through a series of joint pilot projects across China’s cement manufacturing plants, developing models for operational efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability for green cement. These projects will become the reference point for sustainable cement manufacturing, establishing standardised architecture and assessment systems for next-generation intelligent plants.  This new partnership will also see the companies cooperate to jointly explore the overseas EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) market, with the objective of promoting best-in-class modernisation models, driving sustainable development of the cement industry around the globe.   

Commenting on the new partnership, Xingjian Pang, Senior Vice President, Industrial Automation, China, Schneider Electric said, “Under the pressure of carbon reduction and efficiency enhancement, the dual transformation of green and intelligent manufacturing has become vital to sustainable growth in the cement industry. After years of collaboration with CNBM, we are delighted to be working closely with Nanjing Kisen to drive digital transformation across the cement industry.”   

Schneider Electric has already delivered transformational energy management solutions for CNBM’s operations, cutting energy consumption and reducing its environmental footprint. Speaking on the further formalisation of this strategic partnership, Jianhua Feng, Chairman of Nanjing Kisen added, “Schneider Electric’s advanced technologies, digital consulting experience, global network, and resources in intelligent manufacturing, power management, and automation complements Nanjing Kisen’s capability on overall digital and intelligent schemes in cement. Through deep cooperation, we will bring even richer capabilities to our customers, developing innovative applications that drive the ecological construction and sustainable development of the worldwide cement industry.” 

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