Highlights with EIIR (Pareekh) Point of View (POV)
?Intel?s operations in the United States, Costa Rica and India are officially net positive on water use. In those countries, Intel restores and returns more freshwater than it takes in.
EIIR POV: A good example of net positive water use. More enterprises will work on net positive water use in different countries for sustainability.
Vitesco Technologies, a leading manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, inaugurated its plant of the future at Talegaon, Pune. The plant is climate-neutral in operation and is strongly pursuing automation, digitization, and Industry 4.0.
EIIR POV: New factory investment incorporates Industry 4.0 and sustainability at the initial stage.
Accenture has agreed to acquire Eclipse Automation, a provider of customized manufacturing automation and robotics solutions headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
EIIR POV: Engineering service providers are investing in industrial automation and robotics firms. The combination of digital and physical automation is becoming a differentiator.
Accenture opens their Advanced Technology Center in Coimbatore, India.
EIIR POV: Engineering service providers are acclerating their footprints in tier 2/ 3 cities in India for access to talent. Many people will like to Return to Office in cities closer to their hometown.
T-Systems continues to invest in the automotive industry, focusing on four areas: Vehicle software and connectivity, digital customer experiences, the digitization of the company, and secure cloud computing. To this end, the Telekom subsidiary plans to create around 600 jobs worldwide by 2023. Already, 4,000 experts are working on the digitization of the industry. T-Systems is recruiting around 200 new employees for the Wolfsburg site alone.
EIIR POV: Global IT MNCs are investing in engineering. This is one more example of an IT MNC building capabality in connected car.
W?rtsil? plans to ramp down manufacturing in Trieste, Italy and to centralise its 4-stroke engine manufacturing in Europe to Vaasa, Finland. Ending the manufacturing in Trieste is expected to impact approximately 450 employees with potential redundancy.
EIIR POV: Enterprises will continue to optimise their regional manufacturing footprints to make balance between localization and economics of scale.
Hygiene is fundamental to food safety. Malaysian system integrator MODU System supports baby food producers with expertise in robot-based automation solutions ? and assistance from KUKA. Two robots manage about 80 spoons per minute,
EIIR POV: One of driver for automation in food industry is hygiene.
Stellantis Implements Asset-light Approach to Grow Jeep Brand in China and Negotiates Termination of Local Joint Venture with GAC Group
EIIR POV: Many manufcaturers will exit certain markets and will have asset lite startegy for import, brand licensing, outsourced production, etc.
Airtel has deployed India?s first private 5G network at BOSCH facility in Bengaluru. With Airtel 5G Captive Private Network, Bosch Manufacturing Execution System was able to significantly reduce the time taken to asses the quality through Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) of surface mounted devices
EIIR POV: Two points here: 1. India's first private 5G network and that is in manufacturing sector. 2. Use case of combining 5G and MES for reducing quality assement time in digital factory.
Elevated Signals, the manufacturing execution system (MES) for the cannabis industry, today announced it is GMP-ready, following third-party validation from Q&C Services earlier this year. This validation is confirmation that Elevated Signals? software complies with pharmaceutical industry requirements.
EIIR POV: There are more than 50 MES software platforms and frequently we keep hearing about more niche MES platforms. No enterprise software category is so fragmented. Consolidation in MES ISV market is long overdue.
Pratt & Whitney?s Industry 4.0 Strategy Driving Operations Modernization. It enables integrated, real-time demand planning, automated workflows, real-time materials and data tracking, scheduling, and energy optimization. It has connected over 40% of total machines to date and plans to connect 100% of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) machines and 75% of Aftermarket machines enterprise-wide by 2024.
EIIR POV: In Industry 4.0 transformation it is recommended to use both progression as well as outcome metrics.
Cyient announced a partnership with Honeywell to manufacture the aviation industry's first cloud-connected cockpit system ? The Honeywell Anthem. Cyient has inked a multi-year deal with Honeywell for this project.
EIIR POV: Manufacturing led deals combining engineering and manufcaturing are visible now.