The manufacturing industry is in full transformation. Are you turning this challenge into an opportunity and wanting to work on key breakthrough areas? Through this #ManufacturingCommunity you will learn all about the various building blocks, the ones that you have already preceded and the ecosystem to which you have access.

  • Lavetan: laboratory of the future, beyond simple test resultsLavetan: 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 contributes to the optimization of the quality of food companies. The company is determined to go beyond ...
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  • AW Europe : 7 transformations as a catalyst for innovationAW 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 ...
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  • Colruyt : Automation focused on staffColruyt : 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 ...
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  • Janssen Pharmaceutica : market leader based on open innovation en a human-centerd approachJanssen 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 ...
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  • Streamlined production earns Niko the Factory of the Future AwardStreamlined production earns Niko the Factory of the Future Award
      There are very few homes in Belgium that do not contain a power socket or switch by Niko, based in Sint-Niklaas. The innovative company has over a hundred years of history, spread across three generations. But this long history doesn’t stop the company from constantly looking to the future. “The best proof of this? The Factory ...
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