ECA NovEDGE Group PJSC has been awarded the ROI-EFESO INDUSTRIE 4.0 Award 2022 in the SMART WORKFORCE category for Best Implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions in 2022. ROI-EFESO Management Consulting AG awards the coveted accolade annually to companies that implement forward-looking and successful pioneering solutions in the areas of Smart Factory, Smart Production, Smart Products & Services, and Smart Supply Chain Management.

The award was presented by Dr. Lucas Johannes Winter, Managing Director, Contakt GmbH, to Reda Nidhakou, Senior Vice President Strategy & Portfolio Management, EDGE, at the official ceremony held on 24 November in Munich, Germany.

Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director & CEO, EDGE, emphasised the importance the group places on the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies across its operations: “Digital transformation, and specifically Industry 4.0, is a key pillar of EDGE’s overall strategy. It has helped us achieve significant results and accelerated growth as part of our product development roadmap as a UAE Industry 4.0 champion, while introducing significant efficiencies into our operations. This award is a clear recognition of our global manufacturing capabilities, and our continued focus on redrawing the boundaries across our industry from an Industry 4.0 perspective.”

With multiple submissions received from global manufacturing powerhouses, 10 companies were shortlisted, with four announced as winners for 2022 – EDGE Group, AUO Corporation, Mangelberger Elektrotechnik GmbH, and RITTAL GmbH & Co KG, following an extensive six-month review process and votes from an independent jury of 30 Industry 4.0 experts.

EDGE is the first company operating in its field to have been presented with the INDUSTRIE 4.0 Award. Previous winners of the ROI-EFESO INDUSTRIE 4.0 Award have included Infineon Technologies AG, Robert Bosch GmbH Bamberg, Siemens AG, and BMW Group AG Plant Regensburg, among others.

As EDGE expands the range of its capabilities to a wider industrial base, it is adopting advanced Industry 4.0 technologies to create efficient manufacturing processes in all areas of its product development journey, and is upskilling and training its workforce in the adoption of these technologies across the operations of its extensive portfolio of 20 cutting-edge companies. The group is a major UAE Industry 4.0 Champion, part of the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) Champions Industry 4.0 network, with an aggressive product development roadmap built on a strong industrial blueprint which has seen it pioneer more than 50 indigenous advanced technology capabilities, bringing superior products and solutions to market to meet domestic requirements and for global export.

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