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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 […]

RAD Technology Medical Systems establishes ties with DMDmodular

RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) has announced it has signed an agreement with DMDmodular near Krakow, Poland to provide modular healthcare facilities throughout Europe. DMDmodular Ltd. will be an exclusive manufacturer of RAD’s patented modular healthcare solutions. RAD is a leader in modular healthcare construction based on its innovative approaches to sophisticated medical therapeutic, diagnostic […]

ServiceBench selected by Italy-based home emergency repair company

ServiceBench, the leading provider of integrated service management solutions for manufacturers and other service administrators, has announced it has signed a contract with HomeServe, a leader in home repair, maintenance and warranty services, to help HomeServe’s Italy division Assistenza Casa to improve customer service delivery throughout Italy. The agreement marks ServiceBench’s entrance into the Italy […]

Infosys opens new Digital Studio in Berlin, expanding global network

Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, has announced the expansion of its digital capabilities with the opening of a new Digital Studio in the heart of Berlin. Powered by Brilliant Basics, an Infosys company known for its world-class design thinking-led approach and experience in executing global customer experience programmes, the Digital […]

GE to deploy its solution across Aggreko’s power solutions fleet

GE’s Distributed Power business signed a multiyear supply agreement with Aggreko plc, a global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s Distributed Power myPlant Asset Performance Management (APM) solution over the next five years. myPlant APM is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-agnostic, Industrial […]

Edwards selects MapR to help advance Industry 4.0 vision

MapR Technologies, Inc., the industry’s leading data platform for AI and analytics, has announced that Edwards Ltd., a world leader in vacuum and abatement solutions, is using the MapR Data Platform to develop semiconductor industry solutions to analyse data from its equipment within customer sites to deliver predictive maintenance and near real-time anomaly detection as […]

Emerson expands presence in Europe following Aventics acquisition

Emerson, a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets, has announced it has completed the purchase of Aventics, a global leader in smart pneumatics technologies that power machine and factory automation applications. The acquisition will significantly expand the company’s reach in the growing US$13 billion fluid […]

Commission fines Google over breach of EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission said that, since 2011, Google has imposed ‘illegal restrictions’ on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search. Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or […]

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