The term Industry 4.0 indicates a trend in industrial automation that integrates some new production technologies to improve working conditions, create new business models and increase productivity and production quality of the plants.
An interesting investigation carried out by Shell Italia on a sample of 400 companies in the production sector, he highlighted how companies are increasingly acquiring digital awareness in an industry 4.0 perspective.
94% of the interviewed actors said they use at least one enabling technology of the new technological paradigm, against a European average of 86%.
Innovation yes or no?
There are still lags innovation process of many companies.
One of the greatest difficulties for the companies surveyed appears to be the training of staff in the use of new technologies, as well as the lack of trusted experts from whom to seek support.
In accordance with the literature in this sector, the study highlights how the determinants of technology purchases are changing, no longer concerning mere technological products, but rather projects and processes aimed at satisfying specific needs.
The role of Automate
Automate is aware of its role as an intermediary in technology transfer.
Our offer, as well as including a highly personalized service, includes a training activity calibrated on the needs of our customers, aimed at an ongoing collaboration through which to share knowledge and core competences. With a strong spirit of innovation we always adapt our proposals to the current and future needs of our customers with the aim of offering solutions that are constantly updated and in line with the evolution of the sector.
It is a challenge that we carry on with the awareness that industrial automation integrating new technologies is essential to make companies perform in any sector of activity.Read More