Transformation 6: Eco Factory

Transformation 6: Eco Factory

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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.

 

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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
EREA innovates, creating energy-efficient transformers
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 […]
The industry is going green
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 […]
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