Transition Technologies PSC (TTPSC), a Polish provider of industrial software solutions, is the first Polish software company operating in Taiwan, and is a harbinger of Poland’s growing software industry as it expands and looks beyond its borders. Currently, software development services represent8% of Poland’s GDP, and its IT community accounts for nearly 25% of Central and Eastern Europe’s developer population. The country has been seeking to increase the global presence of its software company too.
The central location of Taiwan in Asia drove TTPSC to set up an office in Taipei, the country’s capital, in order to better reach the markets in Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries. According to Szymon Bartwowiak, the CTO of Transition Companies, Asian markets are hard to enter for European companies, but it is worth the effort.
Founded in 1991, TTPSC is a subsidiary of Transition Technologies S.A., Poland’s largest integrator and software company with clients in the industrial and energy sectors. With a focus on facilitating digital transformation through AR, Industrial IOT, Product Life Cycle Management and other means, and staffed by approximately 600 IT specialists, the company already operates 23 offices abroad and has completed more than 1200 projects, including with leading companies like BMW.
Candy Chao, Director of TTPSC’s Taiwan branch, observes that Taiwanese manufacturers are generally receptive to the adoption of AI, but in place of massive projects, they are more interested in quickly deployable solutions that can be completed within 3-6 months, bringing more phased-in, thus tangible results while being cost-friendly. Such advantages are partly enabled by TTPSC’s close cooperations with the likes of AWS and Microsoft Azure.
This preference can be explained by the dominant role of Taiwan’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy, 97% of Taiwanese manufacturers fall into the SME category. Unlike their larger counterparts, however, many manufacturing lines of these companies are not even digitalized, not to mention automated.
Addressing the issue, Taiwanese government’s Industry 4.0 strategy takes a two-pronged approach: by encouraging the transition from Industry 3.0 into 4.0 for large manufacturers, the government hopes that it will simultaneously serve as an example for the SME sector to follow suit. Currently, it is estimated that Taiwan’s SME manufacturers have not even entered Industry 3.0.
In addition, the government is looking to help SMEs to first visualize their data, before leveraging public IOT platforms to improve the ways SMEs analyze their data. Eventually, the government seeks to develop customized modules catering specific industrial applications. Such industry-wide endeavors present an ideal opportunity for companies like TTPSC to engage with Taiwan’s industrial transformation while anchoring its presence in Asia.