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Samsung Electronics plans factories without workers due to labour shortage

5. January 2023

Samsung Electronics Co, the world’s largest memory chip maker, is planning factories with no or only a few workers in the future. Other South Korean manufacturers are considering similar moves due to the country’s declining population and the resulting shortage of staff. Samsung therefore set up a working group to convert the most important factories to unmanned factories by 2030. According to the plan, all production processes will use automated procedures and machines, industry insiders said. A Samsung spokesman said a significant decline in available labour is expected over the next decade. Components and equipment needed to manufacture automated robot technology for industry generally require KCs certification to be imported and used in Korea.

The population of South Korea, the fourth-largest economy in Asia, fell 0.2 per cent to 51.7 million. According to industry experts, converting existing factories to fewer employees is not particularly difficult. The development of robot technology and the integration of sensors and smart learning make automated factories possible. As a result, the global robotics industry is expected to double in market value from last year’s US$14.1 billion to US$28.9 billion by 2026.

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About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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