Digital Anatolia 2 Report Published:  Automotive Sector Closest to Industry 4.0

The results of Digital Anatolia 2: Sectoral Basis Digital Transformation Road Map Report, a road map for digitalization of automotive, textile and agricultural sectors in Turkey under the collaboration of TURKONFED and SEDEFED, were published in Adana. According to workshop results organized in three different cities with 191 invited companies and questionnaire results conducted in 47 companies, the closest sector to Industry 4.0 is the automotive sector. While textile and ready-made clothing sectors are reaching Industry 2.5 level in terms of technical infrastructure, smart production, and organization, greenhousing surpassed Industry 2.0 level by a narrow margin in terms of smart production and organization.

14 Dec 2018–Adana/  The Digital Anatolia 2: Sectoral Basis Digital Transformation Road Map Report, a road map for digitalization of automotive, textile and agricultural sectors in Turkey, was released through a press conference in Adana. Under the collaboration of Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED) and Federation of Industrial Associations (SEDEFED), the second report was prepared under the coordination of TURKONFED Economy Consultant Pelin Yenigün Dilek, through the field studies conducted by Boğaziçi Counseling for Business (BCB).  While guiding agricultural, textile and automotive sectors through digitalization, the Digital Anatolia 2 report draws a road map for sectoral basis digital transformation with policy advices.

 

According to workshop results organized in three different cities with 191 invited companies and questionnaire results conducted in 47 companies, the closest sector to Industry 4.0 is the automotive sector with “3.0” level. While textile and ready-made clothing sectors are reaching Industry 2.5 level in terms of technical infrastructure, smart production, and organization, greenhousing surpassed Industry 2.0 level by a narrow margin in terms of smart production and organization.

 

The report also suggests some policy advices, such as establishing dialogue among public institutions, sectoral communities and universities in order to increase sectoral efficiency, increasing the quality of both vertical and horizontal sectoral cooperations, and ecosystem cooperations to overcome obstacles faced by SMEs when investing in R&D and innovation.