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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 – Judith Kieran

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Judith Kieran

Account Director, Carr Communications

This time it’s the turn of Carr Communications (CARR) in Dublin, Ireland, to take part in the Factory2Fit Spotlight series. We spoke to Account Director Judith Kieran about CARR’s role in the project.

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Fitbit wearables to be used in ‘All of Us’ Research Programme

Fitbit devices will be the first wearables used in this ambitious longitudinal study that aims to collect the baseline characteristics of at least 1 million Americans.  In this article, which was published on http://www.mobihealthnews.com, author Dave Muoio reports on how the devices will be employed in the US research programme. 

 

Fitbit devices will be the first wearables used in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an ambitious longitudinal study ultimately aiming to collect the baseline characteristics of 1 million or more Americans.  Read more

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AOW Conference 2017

The 10th Conference of the section Work-, Organizational- and Business psychology of the German Psychological Society (10. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie) took place from September 13th to 15th in Dresden.   Read more

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Advances in Production Management Systems 2017

The Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) 2017 conference took place from September 3rd to 7th in Hamburg, Germany, at the Hamburg University of Technology. APMS is one of the leading international conferences on production management. Factory2Fit partner Ralph Riedel from Chemnitz University of Technology was involved in organising this event that brought together key experts from both academia and industry. Read more

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Berlin Summer School for Human Factors

Factory2Fit partner Sebastian Mach from Chemnitz University of Technology participated in the 3rd Berlin Summer School for Human Factors 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Read more

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Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference

Factory2Fit was represented at the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California 17th-21st July 2017. 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 – Dr Frank Frauenhoffer

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Dr Frank Frauenhoffer

Managing Director & Founder, Amorph Systems (AMS)

Today, we’re shining the F2F spotlight on Dr Frank Frauenhoffer – Managing Director and Founder of Amorph Systems in Germany – one of the three SME partners in project. Frank describes the expertise that AMS brings to Factory2Fit and the role they play. 

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