Where the Smart Factory meets the Smart Workforce

14 June 2019

The biggest change to the manufacturing industry since The Industrial Revolution? That’s how the collection of improvement technologies commonly known as Industry 4.0 is often described.

Whilst a huge advocate of Industry 4.0, Cimteq’s CEO Ali Shehab knows that investing in this area needs to extend beyond the purchase of the technology alone. Unless implemented in an intelligent way the concept of The Smart Factory can never become a reality.

He explains: “Introducing smart assets to a factory is probably the most important action a manufacturing company can take to improve its efficiencies. But it is only the first step on a transformational journey where adapting mindsets in communication, continuous improvement and collaboration must also play their part.”

How can a company introduce smarter mindsets amongst its management team and workforce? The answer lies in the implementation of the software.

An empowered workforce

Design engineers live and breathe innovation. That is of course the appeal when men and women across the globe train for this career. In reality, however, the day-to-day activity of these gifted experts can often be tedious.

Cimteq’s sophisticated cable design and manufacturing software liberates design engineers from repetitive tasks and allows them to get back to what they do best – designing innovative products that boost the company’s bottom line. The benefits to the company are very clear: a longstanding and personally invested workforce achieves more, quicker.


Companies embracing the Smart Factory take an holistic view. Different functions no longer ‘own’ their machines and reporting systems. Instead, there is a single virtual environment where key stakeholders can assess performance at the touch of a button. CableMES’ sophisticated dashboards and automatic alerts flag up any issues in real time. At a strategic level, they allow benchmarking of different areas of the factory or indeed different factories.


Cimteq’s team of experts are on hand to empower customers through appropriate data migration and system configuration of CableBuilder and CableMES.

To find out for yourself how Cimteq’s software can help upskill your workforce in the principles of Industry 4.0 contact Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager at Cimteq, katy.harrison@cimteq.com for a personal demonstration.

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