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Industry experts comment on Norsk Hydro cyberattack

Norsk Hydro, a global aluminium and renewable energy company based in Norway, has been hit by an extensive cyberattack. IT-systems in most business areas have been impacted and the company has switched to manual operations and procedures as far as possible. In a statement, the company said its technical team, with external support, has succeeded […]


The Ardagh Group uses Machine Learning solution for crucial visibility

The Ardagh Group, a worldwide leader in packaging solutions, utilised an AI-powered network detection and response platform from Vectra to provide crucial visibility into its global network. The Ardagh Group is a leading global supplier of metal and glass packaging solutions for many of the world’s leading brands. The company has a turnover of about […]


Voith and PerfectPattern alliance enables AI innovation

Global technology group, Voith, will be working with Munich-based technology and software company, PerfectPattern, in future in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The aim of the alliance is to optimise processes and planning in industrial production environments based on the latest Artificial Intelligence technologies developed by PerfectPattern. Voith will contribute the expertise it has acquired […]


Infor announces latest Infor CloudSuite ERP release for manufacturing

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has announced speed, flexibility and agility-based enhancements to four of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: Infor LN, Infor CloudSuite Automotive, Infor CloudSuite Aerospace and Defence (A&D) and Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise. These product enhancements will help discrete manufacturers within the automotive, A&D, construction, […]


Weener Plastics chooses Flexible SD-WAN from Orange to improve agility

Weener Plastics, a global supplier of innovative and value-added packaging solutions, has signed a five-year, managed SD-WAN agreement with Orange Business Services to support its global expansion. Rolling out Flexible SD-WAN across 24 sites in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Weener Plastics will increase agility and flexibility in its organisation, as well as improve internal […]


Hexagon strengthens smart factory position with autonomous technology

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, has announced the acquisition of Etalon, a provider of equipment calibration solutions. Etalon’s solutions continuously monitor and initiate compensation of machine tools, measuring machines, robots and structures to ensure the dimensional accuracy of manufactured parts. Founded in 2004, Etalon employs around 25 people with domain expertise in […]


Van production expands for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in France

Alliance Chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, has announced new van production for manufacturing facilities in Maubeuge and Sandouville, France. Maubeuge serves as Renault’s small van centre of excellence and Sandouville is the production centre for the Renault Trafic van. By the end of the strategic plan, Alliance 2022, the Alliance aims to double annual synergies […]


Huawei strengthens OpenLab Program to foster industry ecosystem in Europe

Huawei has unveiled that it will build a new OpenLab focusing on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing in Ismaning/Munich by the end of 2018, after successfully launching the Munich and Paris OpenLabs in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Strengthening OpenLab Program with US$50 million total investment in three years in Europe Huawei has built and operates […]


New project centre for automotive construction opens in Poland

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has opened its inaugural project centre at the Opole University of Technology in Poland. The newly established research platform goes by the name of Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Lightweight Technologies (ALighT) and is the fruit of a partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and the Opole […]


Automating the manufacturing industry – integrating robot co-workers

Intelligent CIO Europe hears from Prasad Satyavolu, Chief Digital Officer – Manufacturing and Logistics, Cognizant, who gives his advice on how businesses can integrate robot co-workers into the workplace and reap the benefits of advanced technology. The role of physical robots is well recorded in the manufacturing industry, although not necessarily in the humanoid forms […]