There is much discussion regarding Industry 4.0 – the concept covering an increasing use of automation, cyber-physical equipment and computerized systems for the acquisition and processing of data.
But what technologies are actually available to make this a reality?
As a leading equipment and services provider for the packaging business, we have a duty to help producers achieve all the benefits of Industry 4.0.
As such, together with Sidel, we have formulated a group program, which we have christened Agility 4.0. Complementing Industry 4.0 opportunities, while boosting them, it is designed to help packaging manufacturing plants become more connected, flexible and responsive and bring smart factories to life to create a world of greater choice and unique consumer experience driven by packaging mass customization and product diversity.
Producers Need to Adapt and Change
Today's consumer is becoming increasingly selective – demanding goods with greater individuality, variety and convenience. At the same time, distribution is looking for more customized delivery methods and increased responsiveness, largely driven by different purchasing behaviors and new retail models.