Rise of the machines for Western firms is fueled by higher Asia wages

By The Wall Street Journal

Jun 10, 2016

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The opening of Adidas AG’s first factory in Germany in more than 30 years is one of the most visible examples of global brands bringing manufacturing home because of rising labor costs in Asia.

Adidas's 50,000-square-foot factory, in the Bavarian town of Ansbach, will rely on robots and customized automation to produce 500,000 pairs of athletic shoes a year.

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