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Hydroline uses humour and creativity to improve attractiveness of industrial work

Finnish manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders overwhelmed by number of applications as a result of a recruitment campaign on Facebook

Hydroline is a rapidly growing family-owned hydraulic systems company based in the town of Siilinjärvi in eastern Finland. They are well aware of the need for new solutions to convince people that factories can be appealing and inspiring working environments. Companies across the manufacturing sector struggle to attract skilled workers and thus try to reinvent themselves to improve their image and to demonstrate to workers that a career in manufacturing can be a viable option for them. Read more

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – R&D Manager Esko Petäjä

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Esko Petäjä

Research & Development Manager, Prima Power

This week the Spotlight is on Esko Petäjä, R&D Manager at Prima Power. Prima Power is a leading manufacturer of laser and sheet metal machinery, and one of the three industrial partners of Factory2Fit. Speaking from his office in Kauhava, Finland, Esko describes his role in Factory2Fit and shares his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland)

We recently spoke to Cemalettin Öztürk, Senior Researcher with UTRC Ireland, about his role in Factory2Fit and his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – R&D Manager Fernando Ubis

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Research and Development Manager Fernando Ubis

Visual Components

We recently caught up with Fernando Ubis, Research and Development Manager with Visual Components, at the company’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland. Visual Components is a leading global provider of 3D factory simulation software that offers machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers a simple, quick, and highly cost-effective way to build and simulate their total process solutions.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – New Product Launch Manager Thomas Walter

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

New Product Launch Manager Thomas Walter

Continental Automotive GmbH

This week we spoke to Thomas Walter, New Product Launch Manager with Continental Automotive’s Industrial Engineering department, about his role in Factory2Fit.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Research Assistant Kostas Apostolakis

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Research Assistant Kostas Apostolakis

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

This week we spoke to Kostas Apostolakis, Research Assistant from the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), about his role in Factory2Fit and his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Professor Ralph Riedel

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Professor Ralph Riedel 

Chemnitz University of Technology 

 

Two departments within Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) are participating in the Factory2Fit project. The department of Factory Planning and Factory Management is focusing on the development of innovative production systems, covering a wide range of questions in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. The department of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology is focusing on Human-Machine-Interaction with automated systems in various domains. This includes learning processes, and skill acquisition as well as the development of trust, acceptance and mental models of automated systems.

Today we sat down with F2F partner Professor Ralph Riedel – Adjunct Professor and research group leader at the department of Factory Planning and Factory Management in Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany – to talk about his role in the Factory2Fit project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Dr Eija Kaasinen

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Dr Eija Kaasinen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

 

This week we spoke to the project coordinator, Dr Eija Kaasinen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, about her role and the impact she sees Factory2Fit making in the manufacturing sector.

 VTT is a state owned non-profit company operating under the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The research and technology organisation (RTO) carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. As well as coordinating the Factory2Fit project, VTT brings expertise in human factors, user experience, user acceptance, safety, wellbeing and ethics.

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Factory2Fit consortium meeting held in Finland on 7-8 March

The Factory2Fit partners gathered for an insightful two-day consortium meeting in Espoo, Finland on 7th and 8th March 2017. The meeting was hosted by project coordinator VTT and attended by 27 members representing all 9 partner organisations. Read more

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The Factory2Fit External Advisory Board to meet in Helsinki

The Factory2Fit External Advisory Board will meet on Monday 30 January 2017 in Helsinki. This first face-to-face meeting between the Advisory Board members will be hosted by the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union in the heart of the Finnish capital. Read more