Picanol, a company undergoing transformation: "It is necessary to weave close links between the staff and the technology" A well-known player ... that's the least we can say about the Picanol group. It is the world's largest manufacturer of weaving machines, a forerunner in innovation and firmly rooted in Ypres. We wanted to find out how such an impressive company puts the principles of the Factory of the Future into practice. Geert Ostyn, Senior Vice-President Business Transformation & Strategic Alignment of the company, gave us the answer.
Total Ertvelde, a Factory of the Future firmly rooted in the past Everyone knows Total, whether it is as a stop on the road to fill up on petrol, or as an energy supplier. However, few people know that this French group’s flagship of lubricant production, logistics and analysis is located on our territory. The French call this site 'La Vitrine' on the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, which reflects the pioneering role that the 'Little Belgians' have played here for 30 years, a history of growth in which not only technology but also people play a leading role. This unbridled desire to always do better is now reflected in the first Factory of the Future award.
Present your co-creation opportunities to the Automotive Industry in Baden-Württemberg Do you have ideas or needs for co-development and co-creation with automotive companies in Baden-Württemberg? Then the following opportunity is exactly right for you! On November 5th, the yearly Automotive Suppliers Day Baden-Württemberg is taking place as an on-line event. Last year, Agoria's Transport & Mobility Technology Club participated with a delegation of 9 companies.
Transformatie Eco Factory: Duurzaamheid meten geeft inzicht in meerwaarde Agoria begeleidt bedrijven bij hun transformatie tot fabriek van de toekomst. Deze artikelreeks zal u helpen om elk van de 7 transformatiedomeinen die daarbij een cruciale rol spelen, beter te begrijpen. We lichten ze één voor één aan u toe. Eén van de steeds belangrijkere transformaties is ‘Eco-factory’. In dit artikel gaan we dieper in op het meten van duurzaamheid.
Transport & Mobility Technology Club: A coffee with... Arne Casteleyn (Quad Industries) Quad Industries is a family business specialising in the development and manufacture of flexible printed electronics. Arne Casteleyn, managing director, explains the market opportunities for this technology in the automotive industry. He also shares with us his vision and experience of working with these giants of the automotive industry.
Transformation Eco-factory: A sustainability vision often delivers just as much innovation as sustainability Agoria advises and guides companies in their transformation into the factory of the future. This series of articles will help you to gain a better understanding of each of the 7 transformation domains that play a crucial role. One of the increasingly more important transformations is the 'Eco-factory'. In this article we delve deeper into the themes of sustainability vision and ecosystem approach.
The three stages of the digital transformation journey At this year’s Digital Connect Week organized by Agoria, the keynote speech will be delivered by associate Professor of Innovation at ESADE Business School and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management (Spain), Prof. Dr. Ivanka Visnjic. As an expert in business model innovation for manufacturing companies, Ivanka Visnjic will focus on the key success factors of digital innovation: “True technological innovation is impossible without transforming the business model.”