A Kuka-made industrial robotic arm pours a glass of beer at a trade fair in Munich on June 21. Midea stands to directly benefit from Kuka’s Industry 4.0 expertise and its vast foreign network. Photo: Bloomberg

Midea’s move for German robot maker Kuka may be a turning point for Chinese manufacturing

Edward Tse says the takeover bid is emblematic of how Chinese companies are shaking off the copycat label in the march towards ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Made in China 2025’

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A Kuka-made industrial robotic arm pours a glass of beer at a trade fair in Munich on June 21. Midea stands to directly benefit from Kuka’s Industry 4.0 expertise and its vast foreign network. Photo: Bloomberg
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