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the an­nual cost of a ro­bot in China in 2014

prod­ucts around the plant.

“Ev­ery year in July through Septem­ber, many work­ers at the pro­duc­tion line quit since the tem­per­a­tures in some ar­eas of the plant can get re­ally high. As a re­sult, we’ve had to con­stantly em­ploy new work­ers,” ex­plained Liu Zhiyun, the hu­man re­source man­ager, about the com­pany’s de­ci­sion to em­brace au­toma­tion.

How­ever, de­spite the in­tro­duc­tion of robots to the man­u­fac­tur­ing process, Giti Tire has not axed too many of their work­ers. In­stead, Liu said that em­ploy­ees who have had their jobs taken over by the robots now work in other sec­tors of the plant.

While the pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity has been steadily grow­ing, the num­ber of work­ers at the plant has al­ways been main­tained at around 4,000.

“Ro­bot­ics have also helped a lot in im­prov­ing the prod­uct qual­ity and this means that we can be­come more com­pet­i­tive in the mar­ket

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