Altachem awarded factory of the future status

Altachem, a subsidiary of the LINDAL Group specialising in the manufacturing of high-delivery valves and guns, has been awarded the factory of the future status for its manufacturing plant based in Harelbeke, Belgium.

The Altachem team was presented with the award by Jo Brouns, the Flemish Minister of Social Economy and Agriculture at the Factory of the Future 2023 award ceremony on the 7th of February at Technopolis Hall in Mechelen, Belgium.

The Factory of the Future Awards 2023 recognise future-oriented factories with the most advanced digital technologies used to implement intelligent and sustainable processes. Altachem is only the 50th company to receive the award so far in Belgium, with around just 4-5 companies a year achieving the prestigious status.

In order to obtain the Factory of the Future status Altachem had to meet various criteria set out in the programmes ‘7 Transformations’. This involved demonstrating its use of advanced manufacturing technologies, smart manufacturing, and its role as a digital & eco focused factory. Alongside this, Altachem also proved itself as a human-centred organisation with strong networking relationships, and the use of integrated engineering within its processes.

Multiple factors were put forward to meet the auditors’ criteria including the company’s investments in assembly line machinery for reliable production, ERP systems for the effective running of essential processes, and AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles) to advance production efficiency.

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