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Ten companies received a Factory of the Future award during the fifth edition of this event in Kortrijk. This award is granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment. One of the winners is BMT Aerospace, manufacturer of precision components.

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On 6 February no less than ten new companies received a Factories of the Future Award and joined the select group of pioneers in Flanders who are holder of this certificate. Seven of them come from the technology industry: BMT Aerospace, Bosch, Duracell, Mirion Technologies, Niko Group, Materialise and Rf-Technologies. In other industries Colruyt Group Fine Food, Janssen Pharmaceutica and Lavetan received the award. Discover them now.

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On 25 January 2019 the ‘Digitisation and Robotics’ working group from Limburg in the Netherlands visited the operator support pilot project in Diepenbeek to garner inspiration for their own region.

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From 15 to 17 January Manie Conradie and Pieter Kesteloot, as representatives for Sirris, participated in the kick-off meeting of the DIH2 project on agile production.

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) will disrupt the manufacturing industry in the next decade. Therefore Agoria, PwC and Sirris are joining forces to create new insights about the present state of AM in the Belgian industry, its potential and the barriers for its mass uptake. Participate to our survey!

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In a month’s time the new generation of Factories of the Future will be revealed during the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards. Don’t miss it and be inspired during this exciting event on 6 February in Kortrijk Xpo.

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Parker Hannifin is globally active in motion & control technologies. The arrival of a few new machines and the takeover of production activities from another European department prompted a different approach in production at the Belgian site. The company investigated how it could optimise the production, layout and, as a result, the lead time. QRM brought the right solution.

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During a half-day masterclass, the pioneer of the QRM philosophy Rajan Suri will make a more in-depth exploration of POLCA, an alternative for Kanban. POLCA has been especially developed for high-mix, low-volume and custom-engineered products, for which Kanban systems are less well suited.

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The QRM Institute Silver ® Course associates theoretical knowledge of the QRM principles and practical applications through exercises and operational simulations.

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In cooperation with Sirris the packaging process of the tubes was optimised. The company investigated whether there were more sustainable alternatives for cardboard packaging.

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Deceuninck addressed Sirris for guidance about what an additive manufacturing or 3D printing process actually involves, what the advantages and disadvantages are.

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The ‘factory of the future’ is circular. Whether it is to reduce material costs, anticipate new legislation, respond to changing customer requirements or reduce their ecological footprint, companies will evolve towards more circular business models. The learning network Circular Economy Connect wants to help you with this and starts the second cycle.

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Curious to see what the inside of a Factory of the Future looks like? Agoria is presenting a new series of company visits to the winners of the Factory of the Future Award.

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Are you an SME involved in manufacturing, located either in Wallonia, East or West Flanders and also thinking about making changes to meet Industry 4.0? If so, we have good news for you!

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A ‘factory of the future’ is circular. Whatever the motives are - reducing material costs, anticipating new laws, responding to changing customer demands, reducing the ecological footprint - in the long term companies will definitely move towards more circular business models. The learning network Circular Economy Connect is here to help you out.

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On 2 February five new Factories of the Future joined in: Daikin, Nuscience, Rousselot, Valeo and Veranneman Technical Textiles can now carry this prestigious label for three years due to their advanced progress in the seven transformations on the road to the factory of the future. Each one of them demonstrated that they belong to the technological core of the 265 Belgian manufacturing companies which already set off on this path. In the weeks ahead we will present these excellent companies to you one by one.

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During the third edition of the Factories of the Future Awards awards were granted to Daikin from Ostend, Nuscience from Drongen, Rousselot from Ghent, Valeo from Ghislenghien and Veranneman Technical Textiles from Ardooie. All are now holders of the title Factory of the Future, a prestigious label they can keep for three years.

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Even if you cannot take part, it may be worth it to come to the Factory of the Future Awards, because of the instructive processes the participating businesses went through and which they want to share with the 300 people who registered. Besides, your attendance to the event has some other interesting benefits!

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We visited the factory in the spring for inspiration. Now the German factory of the future is coming here to allow Belgian industry to take a look behind the scenes. At the Factory of the Future Awards presentation being held in February next year, Gunter Beitinger, Vice President & Plant Manager at the Siemens factory in Amberg, will be talking about the digital future of manufacturing.

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On 2 February 2017 the Factory of the Future Awards will be taking place for the third time. The Wild Gallery in Brussels has been chosen as the most suitable venue for this unique event. Once again a number of companies will be rewarded with the Factories of the Future label. Will you be there too?