Smart control means more efficient and more sustainable production processes
After the arrival of water and steam power (18th century), electricity and mass production (19th century), electronics and computers (20th century), we are now experiencing the fourth industrial revolution. A revolution that is all about the internet of things and the ever increasing digitalisation and automation of production processes. Industries are becoming smarter as machines, products, services and people are continuously connected to one another and share information. For example about what, how much, where and when to produce. About the (future) maintenance status of installations. About the location of products and parts. Information that gives industries maximum control of their production processes with regards to efficiency, cost reduction and sustainability.
Smarter industries don’t grow spontaneously. The challenge is to create openness in a safe manner in production environments that are traditionally closed. ICT Group achieves this with innovative software solutions that form the connection between all the links in the chain, from raw materials supplier to end customer. And with IT solutions that give a boost to the development of new business models and production methods.
Think of intelligent sensors, machine-to-machine communication, advanced process control, robotisation, manufacturing execution and intelligence and big data analytics.
ICT takes the initiative in this field, among other things by connecting parties in the market and in this way creating the scope for sustainable and future-proof innovation.