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Industry 4.0: Soucy participates in an important ministerial mission in Germany

August 11, 2016
Category : Corporate news
Mission ministérielle en Allemagne : le groupe Soucy parmi quelques entreprises québécoises

The president of the Soucy Group, Mr Eric Côté, took part in a major trade mission from July 13th to 15th in Munich, Germany.  This mission was leading by the Prime Minister of the province of Quebec, Mr Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Mrs Dominique Anglade. They were accompanied by some Quebec companies, including the Soucy Group.

The mission had two main objectives, one was commercial and the other was about research and innovation. Industrial tours of the Digitization Center in Bavaria allowed delegates to visit the BMW plant, the Siemens’ Electronics Manufacturing Plant and KUKA Robotics in Augsburg. Each of these visits was followed by a presentation on the projects and technology of Quebec businesses.

"Fueled by the spark of innovation, the excitement surrounding the industry 4.0 will allow companies and countries which take the lead to out distance their competitors by their inspirational ideas, their reinvented models of processing and their competitive dynamism", explained Eric Côté, president and COO of the Soucy Group.

"For Soucy, it is imperative to consider these practices now and focus on the best of what the industry 4.0 has to offer. As a company that stands by innovation, we need to incorporate technology into our business practices to optimize all of our operations and the products we manufacture for our innovative customers”, concluded Mr Côté.

Industry 4.0 is seen by many as the 4th industrial revolution. The main purpose is to incorporate technology in manufacturing operations. Here are a few basic concepts of industry 4.0: intelligent plants, the Internet of things, the cloud information technology, cybersecurity, augmented reality or even industrial robotics.