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Factories of the Future: 12 use cases

How can a production company arm itself for the challenges ahead? How are other companies tackling this issue and who is taking the lead in Belgium?

Discover in Agoria’s Inspiration Book ‘Factories of the Future: 12 use cases’ which levers the 2019 Factory of the Future Award winners use to embrace the future.

Factories of the Future 4.0 are forward-looking manufacturers who systematically take up the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. They supply products with high value added and are flexible enough to respond to swiftly changing market demand. This also enables them to continue playing a major role in a dynamic worldwide manufacturing network.

Technological and social innovation

Being open-minded about new business models, Factories of the Future fully embrace digitised production processes. They take care how they carefully  handle energy and materials and maximally exploit the potential of modern production technologies. Besides technological innovation, social innovation is also high on the agenda, with special attention paid to staff involvement, creativity and autonomy in a human-oriented approach.

To earn the Factory of the Future label from Agoria and Sirris, 7 transformations must be successfully completed. Rf-Technologies was one of the companies winning a Factory of the Future Award in 2019, by working on and excelling in these 3 fields: ‘world class manufacturing’, ‘digital factory’ and ‘smart production systems’. The ‘networked factory’ and ‘human centered production’ aspects also played an important role.

Download Agoria’s Inspiration Book here and compare your company with your peers and take the right steps for a sustainable future.

© Agoria / Geert Jacobs – Expert Innovation

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