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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Advanced manufacturing technologies

This transformation is based on deploying state-of-the-art manufacturing devices. Given the 'wage-handicap' of European manufacturing SME's, our companies cannot afford manufacturing with machinery that is outdated compared with that of competitors. Benchmark companies develop their own devices for key aspects in production and so boast machinery that is unique in the world.


Within a factory of the future, there is a clear vision on how to use technology to gain a competitive advantage. The vision is translated into a roadmap of the strategic plan.

Level of capabilities

A factory of the future has the capability to introduce and put to use advanced manufacturing technologies.

Level of implementation

A factory of the future takes care of its advanced manufacturing technologies.


Advanced manufacturing technologies are part of the culture within a factory of the future.