(Yicai Global) Dec. 19 – The cloud computing subsidiary of internet giant Alibaba Group [NYSE:BABA] has launched a strategic partnership with a Chinese numerical control (NC) firm, with the aim of upgrading manufacturing machinery from the "era of numerical control" toward intelligent applications.
Wuhan Huazhong Numerical Control Co. [SHE:300161] said yesterday it signed a two-year framework cooperation agreement on a new intelligent manufacturing model with Alibaba Cloud Computing Co. The two companies will work together on cloud computing services, big data and intelligent applications, the statement elaborated.
The partnership will focus on the creation of a big data intelligent application platform based on industrial cloud technology, as well as services for small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, and a series of other related services.
The announcement also indicated that the two parties will work to enable intelligent applications in numerically controlled equipment by integrating the technology into cloud service systems through industrial cloud services. They will aim to push forward the introduction of a series of national and industry standards for industrial cloud services.