The Hung Hing Printing Group, a printing pioneer in the region, has embarked on its digital transformation journey, spearheaded by the group’s first-ever CIO, Yee Yu. Under Yee’s leadership and guided by the overarching theme of “Innovation Every Day,” the Group has successfully implemented over 150 projects to digitally transform a 70-year-old organization in a historically traditional industry.
Yee has articulated the role and value of IT in the business, establishing an IT Center of Excellence and project management office to introduce digital technologies and centralize the Group’s businesses across the region. Most notable of Yee’s initiatives is ‘The Smart Factory,’ which leverages automation, big data analytics, Internet of Things, and robotics to drive steady improvement in productivity and efficiency in a data-enabled culture. In streamlining operations, the Hung Hing Printing Group has seen revenue grow by 31% while reducing its workforce by 21%. From Hung Hing Printing Group’s digitalization, two separate technology-enabled businesses were formed in the process, which are both led by Yee: Beluga which offers ‘print + digital’ services and Toppwork, a provider of Industry 4.0 solutions.