100 Smart Factories Project Presented

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ZAGREB, May 14, 2019 – The Culmena company in Zagreb on Tuesday unveiled the “100 Smart Factories” project aimed at helping companies align with the requirements of Industry 4.0.

The project is designed for small, medium and large manufacturing companies and uses the innovative Culis method in helping the industrial and services sectors to quickly undergo digital transformation, said Professor Nedeljko Štefanić of the Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Culis was developed over five years based on Štefanić’s experience as a member of the European Commission’s task force for digitising the industrial, agricultural and healthcare sectors, and on the practical application of the best concepts such as lean manufacturing, green manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Štefanić said that this method puts people at the centre as the greatest assets of every company because they create and improve processes. He said that the Culis method would help companies innovate their products and make them digital within a very short period of time.

He said that the method was not limited only to manufacturing companies but had also proved very successful in the public sector. He said that the method could ensure between 15 and 50 percent higher growth, adding that initial results were visible already after the first six months.

Mario Antonić, state secretary at the Ministry of Economy, said that innovation and research were an integral part of Industry 4.0, and that Croatia needed to be more competitive and productive if it were to catch up with more developed countries.

He announced that two documents would be presented soon – a programme for a digital economy and a programme for the development of artificial intelligence in Croatia.

More news about Croatian economy can be found in the Business section.


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