What does industry 4.0 do in Cities: Skylines?

Let’s take look on Industry 4.0 policy in Cities Skylines. How could help you with building city and when use this policy in your industry zones.

Industry 4.0 is open for you when you reach milestone Big Town which is around 1,800 – 7,500 population depending on map you playing. This milestone could be used in your orange / industry zones and this policy will totally change your industry.

🟢 Pros:

  • You won’t need uneducated workers in your industry.
  • Increase production output by 50% in your city.

🔴 Cons:

  • Reduce workspaces 30%.
  • No industrial workspaces for uneducated citizens.

This policy could be useful in industrial zones in cities which has big level of education and need boost of good production. Probably this could helps with pollution of your industrial zones because Industry 4.0 is more clean than normal industry. But still are you making industry zones.

But be avare this policy in specific industry zone will remove all workspaces for uneducated workers so you need to find another place where your uneducated people could work. Good way could be specialized heavy industry like farming / forestry / mining or oil where could work uneducated.

Good way of implementing could be create some small separated industry districts which will transform self by time. So you’re going to change your industry piece by piece. The advantage will be that no big “shock” will happen and the transition will not upset the economy of your city.

But Industry 4.0. isn’t just about education every building which is inside Industry 4.0 policy will increase production output by 50%. Which will lead to more traffic. So before your upgrade your industry zones you must optimize your traffic flow to this districts. If you have problems with traffic after changing policy will be your problems much and much bigger.

So if you need more goods to sell then you must optimize traffic first. If you don’t have time to optimize and you need to boost goods in your city. Then you could build cargo terminal (train or boat) which will create a new supply route into the city. Either way, traffic optimization is unavoidable.

I definitely don’t recommend use this policy over your entire city. You must use it in industry district where you want this policy. If you will do this policy over your town then it will be applied to your specialized districts which will lead to no places for work for uneducated workers.

Does Industry 4.0. works with specialized industry?

Yes it works with specialized industry. So you need to use this policy in districts which you made in your city. If you make this policy overall your city then you won’t have workspaces for uneducated workers.


Optimize your traffic first on your industrial zone.

Boost your education level to maximum.

After that you could use Industry 4.0 policy.

Production will increase 50% but you need places for uneducated workers.

So build for them specialized industry like farming / forestry / mining or oil.

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