SABIC’s new PP extrusion line is now operational in the Netherlands

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce SABIC® PP products and the next generation PP copolymers and underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing […]

IoT and predictive maintenance: welcome to Industry 4.0

Growing numbers of companies are using the potential of IoT and Big Data to anticipate wear and tear and mechanical malfunction of their equipment. This predictive maintenance process is becoming increasingly accurate thanks to machine learning capabilities. Whether for controlling machines remotely, monitoring their operation or simulating production processes, many manufacturers are now turning to […]

Symbio and DENSO will establish an innovation centre in Finland

The software company Symbio will establish, together with DENSO, one of the leading automotive component manufacturers, a joint innovation centre in Finland. The innovation centre will be based in Symbio’s premises in Espoo, Finland. “The automotive industry is facing major disruption. Electric cars, self-driving vehicles and new digital services for driving and maintenance are changing […]

H&D Wireless receives grant to explore industrial IoT RTLS solution

H&D Wireless, a leading Swedish Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and platform system provider, has received a SEK 500,000 grant from Sweden’s Innovation Agency to further explore the needs of different companies and the benefits of H&D Wireless’ new IoT enterprise indoor real time localisation service called GEPS. The service has been specifically developed for […]

3D-printed concrete bicycle bridge and complete roundabout ‘retracted’

The world’s first fully 3D-printed, pre-stressed concrete bicycle bridge in the world is open today. For the first time, cyclists can cycle over the 3D-bridge that was printed this summer in the lab of Eindhoven University of Technology. But more innovations took place at the ‘Gemert Noord-Om’, the new provincial ring road currently under construction. […]

Prysmian launches the new website dedicated to Italian optical fibre

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is launching the new website, featuring a new design and content created in a restyling project carried out as part of the Group’s more extensive digital transformation strategy. The new website represents an important pillar for the “Italy shows its true fibre” communications […]

Prysmian Group launches the first Industry 4.0 pilot project in Calais

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the launch of its first Factory 4.0 pilot project in its Calais optical cable plant, France. The project, named “Fast Track”, represents a step forward in the implementation of the Prysmian Group’s Fast Forward Operations programme aimed at creating smarter plants leveraging […]

Cable manufacturer Habia Cable selects IFS Applications

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that the leading European cable manufacturer Habia Cable has selected IFS Applications™ as its core ERP solution to increase operational efficiencies across its global operation. Headquartered in Sweden, Habia Cable is a leading manufacturer of high performance standard and custom-designed cables, wires and cable assemblies. The company uses […]

Usability top priority when Kitron selected IFS Application

Kitron’s roots as an electronics contract manufacturer stretch back to the 1960s, when the foundation for the company was established in Arendal in southern Norway. Since those days, Kitron has expanded greatly, establishing operations in Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, China, and the U.S. Today, the company is one of Scandinavia’s leading Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies. […]

GE introduces the Digital Industrial Evolution Index

GE has presented a new study at its Minds + Machines conference that highlights the growing gap between management expectations and corporate realities in terms of digital transformation. The survey of IT and operations executives shows that companies see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a significant opportunity for new growth and competitiveness – […]

Global solution for a global player

FRIWO Power Solutions (FPS), which specialises in platform-and customer-focused network and charging devices, is a global player in the sector. The company has several international manufacturing locations and uses the regional sales force approach to marketing to reach its customers worldwide. On the one hand, special sales teams ensure a high degree of flexibility in […]

Infineon launches “Productive4.0” research project in Dresden

“Productive4.0”, the largest European research initiative to date in the field of Industry 4.0, has been launched at Infineon Technologies in Dresden. Coordinated by Infineon Technologies AG, more than 100 partners from 19 European countries will work on digitising and networking industry. Involved in the project are partners such as BMW, Bosch, Philips, Thales, NXP, […]

Intelligent Robot Systems for Industrie 4.0

Professor Dr. Martin Ruskowski succeeds Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke as head of the “Innovative Factory Systems” research department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern and also as head of the former Institute of Production Automation at TU Kaiserslautern (PAK), now renamed the Institute of Machine Tools and System […]

AI solution revolutionises non-destructive testing manufacturing inspection

Fujitsu has developed an innovative AI technology that significantly improves manufacturing quality control and defect detection by automatically analysing and diagnosing Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) ultrasonic scan data in just minutes, helping to pinpoint potential defects more rapidly and efficiently than existing processes. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s solution uses a new AI framework that combines image […]

OSL Cutting Technologies modernises with NetSuite OneWorld

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that OSL Cutting Technologies, a manufacturer and importer of magnetic drilling machines and cutting tools, has improved its on-time delivery, reporting and streamlined its financial operations with the implementation of NetSuite OneWorld […]

NetSuite announces SuiteSuccess for UK and Ireland-based companies

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the availability of SuiteSuccess, one of the first unified industry cloud solutions, for companies based in the UK and Ireland. SuiteSuccess delivers to customers leading industry practices, pre-built KPIs and […]

AI poised to double annual economic growth rate

Research has been released from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) revealing that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could double annual economic growth rates by 2035 by changing the nature of work and spawning a new relationship between man and machine. The impact of AI technologies on business is projected to boost labour productivity by up to 40 percent by […]

Tubilux selects TraceLink to achieve EU FMD compliance

TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, today announced that Tubilux has selected TraceLink’s serialisation solutions to help its 30+ European pharmaceutical manufacturing customers comply with the rapidly approaching serialisation deadlines for the EU Falsified Medicines Directive […]

CommScope opens new advanced technology centre in Belgium

CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site. The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, the world’s largest robot supplier, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes. The new […]

Epicor BisTrack software helps smaller merchant to grow

Based in Whitchurch, Shropshire, The Wood Yard Limited is a traditional timber merchant, which has been supplying local tradesman (and keen DIYers) for more than 130 years. The company has recently undergone a rebrand and has used the opportunity to expand its range of products and services as well as increase the depth of stock. […]