Industry accounts for 50% of global energy consumption and 20% of emission production. As such traditional industrial process hindered innovation and sustainability. Robotics, AI and 3d printing have existed for over a decade.
Following COVID, manufacturers have been hit hard with forced shutdowns, gaps in production and disruptions in their supply chains, however the speed of transformation is ever increasing as manufacturers shift towards Industry 4.0 and adapt to serve their customers in new ways. Today, industry 4.0 is no longer just a concept. Post-pandemic public awareness on sustainability has spurred industrial manufacturing to reshore. Smart manufacturing, predictive maintenance, and digital connectivity each allow industries to place employee health at the forefront of their decision-making whilst accelerating the move to industrial decarbonation via circular economy management, waste reduction and supply-chain resilience.