As a result of digitisation, many everyday objects are able to collect data, analyse external information and communicate with each other.

But what happens when this type of technology is applied to the factory, both large companies and SMEs? What elements will characterise the factory of the future? Industry 4.0 has a value creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of $3.7 trillion in 2025, but today only 30% of global companies are capturing value from Industry 4.0 solutions on a large scale.

Comau, thanks to the joint work of a team of engineers located in Italy, India, Brazil, United States and China, is focused on innovation, research, development and immediate application of new technologies. These new technologies are used to digitise expanding parts of the manufacturing process and to design the factories of the future jointly with companies. From wearables to exoskeletons, from artificial intelligence and Machine Learning to collaborative robots, smart factories will use these technologies to generate value. Benefits include increased productivity while reducing time to market, the ability to remotely manage more tasks through IoT and augmented reality.