When we think about production facilities, Western Europe is not what comes to mind first…
Over the past few decades the weight of the industry in the old continent, which gave birth to the 1st Industrial Revolution only decades ago, has significantly declined …
Expensive manpower, ageing factories and machines, less support from governments and an expanding service sector are all causes of what is known as deindustrialization.
Recently, however, the same countries that once quit the shop floor, are now coming back to shape the face of the industry. Greasy mono task machines are now replaced by digital and connected lines that offer unlimited possibilities and bring competitiveness back to European companies
European governments are highly supporting the development of a new industry with programs like the Industry 4.0 in Germany or the 34 industrial plans for the new French Industry, and the dynamic also involves companies, associations and lobbies. All these stakeholders have a common goal, which is to lead the 4th Industrial Revolution that relies on Social, Smart, Flexible and Service capabilities.
As a result, successful initiatives are rising and rewarded. One example is Bilsing Automation, a French automotive supplier that develops and produces flexible tooling and handling systems for press shop and body shop applications.
The company received the PRODUCTIVEZ Label 2014 during a ceremony organized by the SYMOP (a French association for production machines and technologies) to reward its productive investment in innovative technology and its resulting benefits.
As a result the company increased its turnover by 63% and is now doubling its 3D engineering teams every year.
“Keonys’ objective is to be the partner of choice for PLM and 3D solutions to enable companies from all sectors to maximize their productivity. We accompanied Bilsing Automation in their innovation process to accelerate the transformation of their economic model. Thanks to our professional approach to defining and managing consulting projects, we quickly identified where we could improve both manufactured product quality and collaboration in their subsidiaries around the world,” explains Isabelle Yung-Lafargue, President, Keonys.
Investing and creating jobs in the industry while increasing one’s production processes in Western European countries is now more possible than ever, especially when you have the right partner and the right solutions.