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CELSA Group™ awarded for the best research program in the Industry 4.0

Castellbisbal, April 6, 2017

  • The Ingenium program from Celsa Group takes this award through the framework of the Factories of the Future Awards.

CELSA Group™ receives the award for best research program in the industry 4.0 for its Ingenium Program in the framework of the Factories of the Future Awards, held this Wednesday, April 5th in Barcelona.

The candidacy of Celsa Group has been selected among the 100 submitted as recognition for its work and excellence in the manufacturing industry. These awards highlight the work and transformation of those companies that rely on innovation and adapt to the new era of the Industry 4.0.

In collecting the award, Ignasi Salvador, Innovation Director of Celsa Group has emphasized that, “Innovation is a firm and long-term commitment of Celsa Group. In this sense, we have structured and designed a strategy around innovation that we believe will allow us to revolutionize the steel sector and lead the transformation that the Industry 4.0 poses”.

Programa Ingenium by CELSA Group™

CELSA Group™ launched in 2016 the Ingenium Program by CELSA Group™, an initiative to support the ability to take on the transformation posed by the Industry 4.0, leading to the changing and revolutionizing of the steel sector.

In the initiative, part of the importance of betting on new technologies is that they provide innovative answers to the challenges of the steel sector and provide the conviction that new ideas are the vehicle needed to reinvent the industry.

The Ingenium program includes two aspects. Its internal side, for employees of the Group called Intrapreneurship, where professionals of Celsa Group make their contributions to the innovation.

On the other side, Ingenium, at the external level, opens itself up to innovative startups around the world to respond to the following five challenges:

1. Energy storage
2. Supply chain traceability
3. 3D printing
4. Intelligent steel
5. Recovery of by-products

In this edition, the 9 winning start-ups have been: Sortek Energía, SL., Smart Enginering, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, InTaiyo, Witrac, Operational Iberia, Indalgo, Cajo Technologies Ltd., and Luxmet Oy.

For more information:

Cristina Manrique – – 93 419 06 30
Andrea Vilalta – – 93 419 06 30

About CELSA Group™
Celsa Group™ is the first private steel group in Spain and the third manufacturer of long steel products in Europe. The multinational company is made up of six large business groups with steelworks, rolling mills, processing plants, distribution companies and recyclers. It has over 9,100 employees worldwide and is present industrially in Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Advanced Factories celebrates the Industry 4.0 Congress, which aims to present all the solutions for the design of the so-called factories of the future. It will offer a broad overview of the technological solutions that are driving the transformation of the industrial manufacturing sector. In this context, awards are given out through the Factories of the Future Awards as a recognition of innovation.

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