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A sustainable production system considers each phase of a product’s life cycle, from acquiring the materials, production and usage, to disposing of the waste. Production systems are also able to close the materials cycle. Sustainable production also means possessing a resilient production system depending on the availabilities of materials. Energy consumption is drastically reduced.
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 […]
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 […]
According to Eric Delforge, if the Belgian manufacturing industry wants to take decisive steps in the field of energy sustainability, the time has come to create better networks. Mayakawa Europe’s division leader explains how we can decarbonise as well as save energy by deploying smart thermal systems using heat pumps. En 2011, le Conseil européen […]
In the hullabaloo of the start-ups hype, we sometimes forget that in Belgium, traditional companies are also capable of innovation. In Wijnegem, in the Antwerp region, a team of some thirty people is manufacturing the world’s most energy-efficient low-voltage transformers. Read the full story here. Distracted as we are by the start-ups hype, we sometimes […]
Three manufacturing companies set the tone for 2050 A whopping 80% less greenhouse gas emissions: that’s the objective Europe aims to attain by 2050. The manufacturing industry is also playing an important role and the initiatives launched in the sector to achieve this ambitious goal are as varied as resourceful. The following three companies have […]