In an IAAS study on the subject of Industry 4.0, published in the “International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing”, participants were asked about the effects on the sustainability of digitization and the jobs in Germany and China. The Chinese labor market shows changes other than the German ones. 88 percent of respondents say that there will be fewer jobs in manufacturing and assembly in the future, for example. In Germany, the situation is somewhat different; here, only half of the German respondents say that the jobs in assembly (53%) and manufacturing (56%) are declining.
In the development, however, it increases the number of jobs. 77% of respondents expect this. Among Chinese respondents, it is only 46%. All in all, this study shows that jobs in development are far more secure than the other two areas, especially in Germany. Digitalization is progressing somewhat more slowly in China and is gradually leaving traces behind workers who now suffer from the pressure of higher demands. This shows the differences and impacts of industry 4.0 on different countries.
In the use of robots, Germany ranks further as the most populous state on earth, China. There are 292 robots for 10,000 employees, while there are only 36 robots in China. But how important is the energy and resource efficiency of the two countries? The majority of respondents say that the issue of the environment is gaining in importance. In contrast to Germany, Chinese energy consumption is enormous. In China, the figure is 70 percent in Germany, but only 28 percent. Only 6 percent difference separates Germany from China in terms of air pollution.
The study “Resource Efficiency through Industry 4.0 – Potentials for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector” found that 25 percent of the resources in Germany could be saved. This is mainly due to the savings in material and energy. Gunther Adler, State Secretary at the “Bundesbauministerium”, believes that digital transformation is only successful if it also serves environmental and climate protection.
DARZ makes the digitization environmentally friendly. As a full IT service provider, we accompany you on the path to digital transformation so that they can remain competitive in the future. Through our Green-IT award, we are one of the most environmentally friendly data centers in Europe, with our low energy efficiency (PUE value) and high infrastructure redundancy (TÜV Rheinland Category 3+).
We use modern n + 1 redundant air cooling system, have an indirect free cooling (Zortströmverteiler), a separation of cold and warm air (coldgange housing), use exclusive green energy and our soils are made of rubber which is 100% degradable.
The ecological approach of DARZ was awarded the German Computing Center Prize in the “Total Energy Efficiency” category in the data center in 2015. We are continually working to optimize processes, systems and software control.