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Transformation 4: Human Centered Production

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Employees are a significant asset for anchoring production locally. Employee involvement in the future development of their company is crucial.


Vandemoortele Factory of the Future: “Major employee involvement “
Izegem, in West Flanders, is the site of the oldest and largest factory operated by Vandemoortele, the European leader in bakery products, margarines, cooking oils and fats. Although its origins date back to 1899, it was this cradle of industry that won a Factory of the Future award in 2020. “We owe this nice award […]
Van Hoecke: the art of innovation for better entrepreneurship
Van Hoecke has obtained its new Factory of the Future certification. As a supplier of furniture fittings and manufacturer of drawer systems, Van Hoecke has been working for years with a mass customisation system. This is the story of a pioneer whose successful transformation started more than 20 years ago. How did this happen? By […]
Discover JUMO, Factory of the Future 2020: Optimal balance between the human being and the digital world
JUMO Automation is one of the 4 winners of the Factory of the Future 2020 award in Wallonia. Not having been able to applaud the winners in person at a live ceremony, Motion Control conducted a (remote) interview with Bruno Radermacher, Managing Director of JUMO Automation. JUMO was founded in Fulda, Germany, in 1948. It […]
C-Mec, a company undergoing transformation: “Without change, we would no longer exist”
When subcontracting company C-Mec was faced with serious operational constraints about six years ago, it was decided to radically change tactics. Due to competition with low-wage countries, the focus was shifted even more towards the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach and the production of smaller series. Automation and digitalisation were the common threads in this success . Roots […]
Discover Alstom, Factory of the Future 2020
Alstom Belgique, a member company of Agoria, is one of the winners of the Factory of the Future 2020 awards. Not having been able to applaud the winners during the Agoria roadshow because of the confinement, Motion Control was nevertheless able to conduct an interview (remotely) with Pierre Meunier and Samantha Esteban to find out […]
Discover Audi Brussels, Factory of the Future 2020
  Audi Brussels (Forest) is the Audi Group’s first CO2-neutral factory in the world and employs 3,000 people, 500 of whom were recruited in 2018. This ultra-modern plant, which manufactures the e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback, was one of four to receive a Factory of the Future Awards in 2020. Watch a video ‘behind the scenes’ […]
A new work management system means that Mirion Olen is now a benchmark site
  NASA, ESA, CERN, the International Atomic Energy Agency … Some prestigious names feature in Mirion Technologies’ orderbook. In 2019 the Olen-based radiation detector manufacturer has added a Factory of the Future Award to its list of references. Thanks to Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and an innovative work management system, the firm has managed to grow […]
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 contributes to the optimization of the quality of food companies. The company is determined […]
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 […]
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 […]
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