The Ennoconn Group, a global leader in Industrial IoT and embedded technology within Design Manufacturing Services (DMS), IT & system integration services, and Google Cloud have agreed to a strategic collaboration aimed at transforming Ennoconn’s manufacturing systems and creating new products, services, and industrial manufacturing methods for its international customer base in core industries including Smart Cities, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Retail, Financial Services and Media & Entertainment among others.
“We’re driving to become an AIoT cloud-services company and to create new business models around Innovation Platform Convergence (IPC). Working with Google Cloud as our strategic partner for innovation, we will leverage its infrastructure, platform and expertise to advance our existing DMS workflow and develop new cloud-based products, services and solutions,” said Steve Chu, CEO and chairman, Ennoconn. “By delivering innovative access to content and services in new combinations across multiple platforms, we believe we will disrupt the Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) industry and create value that differentiates us to our partners and customers worldwide.”
Modernizing for efficiency across Ennoconn’s global operations
The first aspect of the collaboration will involve Ennoconn migrating its business-critical sales, marketing, and operations systems from its on-premise infrastructure to Google Cloud to realize greater efficiency and save resources. Ennoconn will also use Google Cloud’s computing, data storage and analytics to power its digital management production tools for greater visibility across its design-chain and supply-chain, including manufacturing floor assembly, integration, testing, and packaging. This, in turn, will translate into more streamlined design timelines for Ennoconn, and the ability to deliver more predictive designs, support, and manufacturing services to market with speed and confidence.
Accelerating Ennoconn’s business transformation and creating new revenue models
Another core pillar of the collaboration will include Ennoconn building on its current worldwide IoT embedded technology, DMS, IT and System Integration Services and advancing its enterprise-wide Digitalization-as-a-Service (DaaS) strategy to deliver innovative Google Cloud-connected Ennoconn manufacturing products and services.
Ennoconn is rapidly developing next-generation information and operational technology (IT/OT), artificial intelligence of things (AIoT), AI, and 5G-enabled solutions and services for its partners and customers. Working with Google Cloud will give Ennoconn the added ability to digitally monitor, maintain, and control manufacturing equipment and processes on behalf of partners and customers. It will also enable the company to unlock the value of component data and optimize its facilities and workflows in real time as a design-build manufacturer.
This integration and host of new solutions and services also means Ennoconn’s customers will be able to harness Google Cloud’s secure and scalable cloud infrastructure to flexibly deploy cloud-native support solutions across their choice of on-premise, hybrid cloud, or as-a-service models, thereby modernizing their own operations for long-term success.
Creating a new wave of Ennoconn-Google integrated solutions for manufacturers worldwide
Lastly, Ennoconn and Google Cloud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in different areas to power collaboration and communication across the Ennoconn’ss core industries.
Ennoconn plans to develop and resell equipment and solutions for Glass Enterprise Edition 2, Google’s wearable computer for hands-free industrial work, and Google Meet, Google’s comprehensive cloud-based enterprise video communications and collaboration platform. In addition, Ennoconn intends to create Google Meet-compliant hardware and related products to serve its vast customer base across industries.
“Staying ahead in today’s hyper-competitive and globalized manufacturing industry requires leveraging best-in-class technologies to deliver value-added services. We’re thrilled to partner with Ennoconn to accelerate its Digitalization-as-a-Service strategy, and to explore new solutions and services that have the potential to transform the design and manufacturing supply chain,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.