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  • Lavetan: laboratory of the future, beyond simple test results Lavetan: laboratory of the future, beyond simple test results The Lavetan laboratory, located in Turnhout, is not a conventional laboratory, in terms of its layout dotted with lines and industrial robots. The company received the Factory of the Future Award in 2019 for its extensive work towards transformation. Lavetan contribue à l’optimisation de la qualité des entreprises alimentaires. L’entreprise est déterminée à aller au-delà des simples ... Read more
  • AW Europe : 7 transformations as a catalyst for innovation AW Europe : 7 transformations as a catalyst for innovation A philosophy whereby in which people play a central role and circumstances are created for staff to function optimally within an organisation, thus producing the best possible quality. This is the mission AW Europe would like to realise. Add customer satisfaction and respect for the environment and you have the ideal Factory of the Future ... Read more
  • Socabelec’s swabbing robot receives an award from British Glass Socabelec’s swabbing robot receives an award from British Glass The swabbing robot developed by Socabelec S.A. received the British Glass “Health and Safety Action” award from the UK glaziers’ association on 21 November 2019. Based in Ham-sur-Sambre (Belgium), Socabelec shares the award with Encirc, a subsidiary of Vidrala Group Spain. Nine Socabelec swabbing robots have already been installed at the Encirc site in Elton, near ... Read more
  • Colruyt : Automation focused on staff Colruyt : Automation focused on staff Just like many other companies, the Colruyt Group has invested time and money in the automation and digitisation of their production facilities. The major difference between the Colruyt Group and other companies is that their staff are the central element of each and every innovation. Their staff were actively involved in the refurbishment of the Colruyt ... Read more
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica : market leader based on open innovation en a human-centerd approach Janssen Pharmaceutica : market leader based on open innovation en a human-centerd approach Janssen Pharmaceutica is the first chemical and pharmaceutical company to win the Factory of the Future Award. In the VRT (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organisation)’s poll for De Grootste Belg (The Greatest Belgian), Paul Janssen was beaten by Father Damien, with Eddy Merckx some distance behind. There is a great metaphor here, bringing us back ... Read more
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