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Paving the way for future manufacturing at Industry 4.0 Summit

29 March, 2017

Astec Solutions will be co-exhibiting with GE Channel Partner Kerrco Automation at the Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 next month on stand S10 at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex.The exhibition and conference, co-located with Factories of the Future Expo, is the only event in Europe dedicated to the future of manufacturing.

Two starkly opposing facts underpin the theme: 83% of UK manufacturers plan to invest in automation and control systems, but less than half consider themselves ready for Industry 4.0. Highlighting a need for training, knowledge, and new technology, the pioneering event brings together solutions providers, innovators and technology buyers looking to stay competitive and prepare for the 4th industrial revolution.

Astec Marketing Manager Hazel Lowe says,

“As a GE Digital Alliance Partner, our focus will be on infrastructure and application development for the industrial internet; GE’s Predix, Asset Performance Management and Brilliant Manufacturing. Kerrco is displaying on-stand examples of GE’s edge-to-cloud hardware, as well as offering advice on complementary software products. Engineer and factory managers will be on the look-out for innovations that can shorten product development cycles and mass-produce customised products, as well as improve productivity. The combined expertise across both companies creates a comprehensive knowledge suite for them to access and progress their digital journey.”

The event is expected to attract over 3000 visitors from a broad spectrum of industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Biotechnology, Energy and Food & Beverage, with leading manufacturers such as Toyota, Heineken, Caterpillar & BAE Systems in attendance. Product and service providers specialising in areas such as Cyber Security, 3D Printing, Cloud Computing and Robotics will be showcasing cutting-edge innovations to help make operations smarter, more efficient and cost-effective.

Register here to visit the exhibition, see the latest technologies and demonstrations in the Open Technology Forum or attend the conference. Or to find out more about the event visit the Industry 4.0 Summit website.

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