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Micro-Mechanics eyes 'smart' factories to stay ahead

Automation is key, says its CEO, which is why it continues to invest in R&D.

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Micro-Mechanics' factory in Suzhou has reopened after being closed for three weeks due to Covid-19. CEO Chris Borch says business has been encouraging, and things could look a lot better next quarter.

MICRO-MECHANICS (Holdings) is striving to turn its plants into smart factories, even as it continues to invest in research and development (R&D) to maintain an edge over its competitors.

"Throughout our five factories, we have initiatives under way to build a smart factory," chief...