Sweden and South Korea – Creating factories for the future

One of the start up meetings with the project team included a visit at Scania Smart Factory Lab.
Published Jun 12, 2019

The ability to follow material flows and predict effects are important aspects of factory digitalisation. On 1 June, a Swedish-South Korean project began in Södertälje that will carve out the digital factories of the future.

Together with Ericsson, Scania, H&D Wireless and South Korean companies – Yura and Dexta – and Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University, KTH will be developing technology and applications for online assembly and production logistics.

“This project is particularly interesting for the Swedish manufacturing industry as we go as far as to create digital factories,” explains Professor Magnus Wiktorsson, KTH Södertälje.

Sweden and South Korea will partner up to show how online assembly and logistics can create efficient and sustainable production, creating actual values for an organisation.

Together, consortium participants make up the entire chain – sensors, communication, network, software development and users.

“We will follow a user-centred approach; the Swedish side will work with two scenarios from Scania, where we will examine how logistics equipment connected to 5G can provide the conditions for better planning, managing discrepancies, and resource efficiency. Scania’s Smart Factory Lab is an important element for us to demonstrate our experience,” says Magnus Wiktorsson.

The parties from South Korea will be focusing on assembly applications and will expand on the major national efforts taking place in South Korea around smart and connected factories.

Text: Anna Gullers

Facts

The project called C-PALS (Cyber-Physical Assembly and Logistics System in Global Supply Chains) has a turnover of EUR 3 million with funding from the EU project EUREKA SMART in which Sweden's innovation agency Vinnova and South Korea’s KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement and Technology). The project involves researchers from the Department of Sustainable Production Development at KTH, will be managed from KTH Södertälje beginning on 1 June, where it will run for three years.

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Last changed: Jun 12, 2019