EBA Expert Talks: Industry 4.0. in motion…
February 20, 2020, we had the opportunity to gather production companies on the platform EBA Expert Talks: Industry 4.0 in motion…, in the conference hall “Karelia”, Leopolis Hotel.
We learned about the Industry 4.0. We analyzed the current situation on Ukrainian production and shared our ideas about how we can help Ukrainian production to implement Industry 4.0 or be closer to it.
And we came to the following:
Industry 4.0 is about smart manufacturing, digital adoption, and the new stage of digitization, and some companies implement new technology already.
Industry 4.0 is expensive for Ukraine today, but there are already companies working on Industry 4.0 for foreign customers. The participants agreed that it is a good sign. It means that sooner or later, technologies will come to us.
Among the challenges that the Ukrainian industry has in this direction, the participants agreed with one. There is a great need for cooperation among the producers, effective communication to understand everyone’s needs. It can be the first step for product development.
Therefore, it was decided to recover the work of the EBA Production committee, on the platform of which the companies would share their ideas and suggestions on the automation of production capacity, would look for ways to solve personnel issues, etc.
On behalf of the Association’s members, we thank Anton Podilchak, The Chairman of the EBA RCC for his initiative to raise questions about Industry 4.0. and for the professional moderation of the event, as well as guest speakers, for sharing their experience and additional motivation for the leaders of production companies:
- Roman Velichko, HIMA’s Business Development Director in Ukraine
- Roman Oliynyk, Commercial Director of IntraMotion Ukraine
- Alexander Yurchak, Director General of the Association of Industrial Automation Enterprises of Ukraine (APPAU)
- Ivan Kulchytsky, President of the European Innovation Agency
P.S. A robot named Tolik, introduced by event partner Intramotion, can come to visit you for an “internship”. If you wish to recruit such an intern, you can contact the Association’s office.