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Factory2Fit’s new Worker Feedback Dashboard application gives factory workers feedback on their wellbeing and on how their shifts are going

In collaboration with Finn-Power Oy, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an app that gives workers in the manufacturing industry positive feedback on their personal wellbeing at work and work performance. The app is currently being piloted by the workers at Stera Oy in Forssa, Finland. It was developed as part of the European research project Factory2Fit, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.    Read more


Factory2Fit and the Finnish National Agency for Education discuss the future of industrial work

Factory2Fit Coordinator Eija Kaasinen (VTT) met with the Processing and Manufacturing Industry Foresight Group of the Finnish National Agency for Education at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology today. Read more


CERTH at the 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Thessaloniki-based Factory2Fit partner CERTH attended the 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS) in Cavan, Ireland earlier this week. Read more


University students collaborate with Factory2Fit

Automation engineering students from Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences present their project work to the Factory2Fit partners in Kauhava

The Factory2Fit team had the opportunity to learn about the long-standing cooperative relationship between project partner Prima Power and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) at the Factory2Fit consortium meeting in Kauhava last month. Meeting host Prima Power arranged for seven 3rd year automation engineering students to come in and showcase their work to the project team.      Read more


Factory2Fit consortium meeting in Kauhava

The Factory2Fit project team gathered for the 5th consortium meeting in wintery Finland on 7–8 February 2018. The meeting was hosted by project partner Prima Power at their Technology and Training Center in Kauhava in Southern Ostrobothnia. Read more


VTT at the Finnish Industrial Union’s event for researchers

Factory2Fit partners Päivi Heikkilä and Timo Kuula from VTT attended a researchers’ event hosted by the Finnish Industrial Union in Helsinki on 12th December 2017. Read more


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


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


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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