Ontex: ‘Becoming a Factory of the Future requires a lot of hard work’ How do you build a production system that not only produces at a high rate, but also has the inherent flexibility to handle all possible variants of a product without issue? Ontex, based in Eeklo, successfully took up this monumental challenge, as evidenced by the Factory of the Future awards it won in 2016 and 2019.
Standards in support of the Green Deal: Sustainable and smart mobility Through the Green Deal, the European Commission has set a series of ambitious goals to transition towards a fully green economy and reach the global climate target of net zero by 2050. To reach these objectives, all actors involved will have to rethink the way to produce and consume, the way our infrastructures work, the use of resources and the functioning of transportation systems. In this first contribution, the focus is on Sustainable and smart mobility.
Standardisation regarding “Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties” Agoria has recently been recognised by the NBN as sector operator for ISO/TC 330 “Surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties”.
Development and validation of Driving Monitoring Systems : two major challenges for the automotive industry
Bart Steukers CEO of Agoria Bart Steukers is CEO of the technology federation Agoria as this day. With a degree in commercial engineering and an MBA under his belt, Bart has been working as Agoria's Context Director since 2016. He set the course for Agoria's activities in the digital and manufacturing industry, helped shape the study centre and coordinated the representation of interests. Prior to that, he worked for eleven years at Unisys, where he rose to General Manager Continental Europe, and eighteen years at IBM as Public Sector Executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bart was also a business angel for a while.
'Pulse Check': the impact of COVID-19 on automotive suppliers In February 2021, CLEPA (the European Association of Automotive Suppliers) together with McKinsey & Company questioned the CLEPA members again about the economic situation and outlook. Organized for the 4th time now, this 'Pulse-Check' has become a kind of barometer for the automotive industry. The previous edition dates from September 2020.