Following the first round of judging, the finalists have been announced for the brand new Smart Factory category of The Manufacturer MX Awards.
The Smart Factory category is one of 13 categories of The Manufacturer MX Awards (TMMX Awards).
With the adoption of Industry 4.0 taking place at such a rapid pace throughout the UK, this new category recognises companies that have already installed and are benefitting from the latest technology and processes.
Nov 2-3, The NEC (Birmingham)
The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition in response to Industry 4.0
Showcasing the best solution providers and technology offerings, this unique event is for manufacturing business leaders keen to adopt the relevant tools and knowledge to drive business growth.
- Discover new, more cost-effective solutions to existing processes
- Hear how other manufacturers are dealing with the fourth industrial revolution
- Network with new suppliers, customers and business partners
- Watch live demonstrations of the latest products & how they integrate with each other
- Uncover new ideas and insights to grow your business
These include such advancements as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); additive manufacturing; artificial intelligence; automation; robotics, and machine-to-machine connectivity.
Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group – organiser of the awards, commented: “Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution as it is often referred to, has hit all corners of UK manufacturing in the past two years.
“Some manufacturers are already seeing the benefits of their investment, so we thought it was time to champion the best of these companies and demonstrate what this new technology can achieve by creating a Smart Factory category in our annual awards programme.”
Hussey continued: “In addition to this awards category, and due to the many questions that The Manufacturer has received regarding Industry 4.0, we decided to launch The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo which will effectively be a demonstration of Industry 4.0 in action.”
The shortlisted finalists for TMMX Awards Smart Factory Award are:
- CCP Gransden
- Forterra Building Products Plc
- Hayward Tyler Group Ltd
- Lander Automotive Ltd
- Ricardo UK Ltd
- Siemens Plc
To view the full TMMX Awards shortlist, click here.
The Smart Factory Award finalists will now go on to the second round of judging which consists of a site visit by the team of judges. The judges will visit the six factories over three days, spending half a day at each site; travelling the breadth of the UK.
TMMX Awards and TM Smart Factory take place as part of The Manufacturer Live series of events.
TMMX Awards will be presented on November 2 at Vox, Birmingham, and TM Smart Factory Expo will take place at the NEC on November 2 – 3.
TMMX Awards 2016 are supported by headline sponsor NatWest, and co-sponsor Meggitt; category sponsors Autodesk; EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services; Grant Thornton, ILX Skills, Industry Forum; Siemens, Warwick Manufacturing Group; University of Warwick, judging sponsor University of Birmingham, and partner Durham University Business School.