There are plenty of reasons to cross the Atlantic and head to Hannover Messe next week — some serious (robots, new tech, business connections, Obama), others not so much (enjoying the sites, sounds and sausages).
Part one of a four-part series examining the definition of the Factory of the Future, common characteristics, benefits and how to get started.
CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer: “2016 will be characterized by continued market headwinds and uncertainties from both an economic and political perspective... Innovation will drive our future growth.”
Manufacturers that want to retain their competitive advantage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will increase production flexibility, automate logistics and deploy smart machines and smart products along the manufacturing value chain.