By Emea Riga
Arctic SA announces that the first Romanian factory operating according to Industry 4.0 principles is 100% operational. The company thus marks an important stage in its technological development as well as the Arçelik group, a press release states.
Built in just 17 months, the new plant in Ulmi commune, Dâmboviţa county, implements the latest technological innovations and automation processes. By integrating type IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications, including intelligent equipment, interconnected devices and robotics technologies, it will have a production capacity of 2.2 million washing machines per year, being one of the largest factories in Europe.
Murat Buyukerk, Arctic CEO, said: “The new washing machine plant in Ulmi represents an important step in transforming Romania into a hub for the production of household appliances across Europe. Over 1,400 new jobs have been created, and our products will reach over 85 countries. At the same time, the new factory is the first green production unit in Romania and a candidate for LEED Platinum certification, the highest certification that such a factory can achieve. ”
The concept of Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution and uses the latest technologies of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic technologies, which can increase productivity by 30%. More than 70% of production operations are based on self-defined and self-managed systems, while quality control is 100% automated.
By Emea Riga