Transformation 4: Human Centered Production

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.

 

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 […]
More bottom-up management at duracell batteries in aarschot
    In parallel with its digital transition, Duracell has chosen to enhance the value of its employees’ wealth of experience by giving them more responsibility. With concepts such as start-up teams and ownership of equipment, among others, the company was hoping to receive a Factory of the Future Award. And she did it. Start-up […]
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 […]
Streamlined 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? […]
TE Connectivity Belgium: The ‘human-centred’ approach of a 5-star factory
TE Connectivity in Oostkamp prioritizes maximum involvement of all employees in the daily operation of the factory. 550 employees were actively involved in the “Vision 2022: What does our factory look like in 2022?” exercise. Description All 700 employees at TE Connectivity Belgium BVBA in Oostkamp develop and produce connectors and inductive components for the […]
Punch Powertrain: the operator dictates the direction taken by this Factory of the Future
As a developer and producer of automatic gearboxes, Punch Powertrain, based in Sint Truiden, is part of the select club of Factories of the Future. For Punch Powertrain, the Factory of the Future Award 2016 was the crowning achievement of many years of work and investments in production equipment and operational processes, but above all […]
Willem Decramer: ‘The level of our people is very high. That’s certainly a reason to be even prouder’
Do you ever wonder where the potato on your plate comes from? Tracking the exact field may be quite a challenge, but chances are that the tasty tuber was harvested by a Dewulf machine. The family business from Roeselare, the ‘Texas of Flanders’,has been run by the third generation since the early 2000s. Since then, […]
Bart Vandromme (LVD): “The great thing about my job is that I have everything at hand”
‘Make it in Belgium’: this is only possible if companies recruit and keep the top talents. One of the IT experts at Gullegem based machine tool manufacturer LVD reveals a practical aspect of talent management in this company. Bart Vandromme is Senior Software Developer at LVD headquarters in Gullegem and is one of the driving […]
Magnetrol: “Our employees are our greatest asset”
What makes a technology company an attractive employer? We found the answer in Zele, where international family business Magnetrol has had a branch since 1972. Family business Magnetrol is a US multinational specialising in innovative level and flow solutions for liquids and gases. The company serves a very wide range of industries and has a significant […]
AVR: Talent wanted for ‘smart farming’
In agriculture, technological innovation is crucial to meet the growing challenges in the sector. Companies that manage to create ‘smart farming’ technologies that make work more productive, more efficient and more sustainable are one step ahead. This also applies to AVR whose sales of high-tech machinery for potato cultivation have been rising steadily since 2010. […]
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