Manufacturing and Industry 4.0: Digital Automation

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The world of manufacturing is changing. Digital Automation is leading the way – cloud based software and applications are at the forefront of this new industrial revolution.

Benefit of Digital Systems

The implementation of digital systems helps to streamline processes and to centralise key analytical business data, which leads to timesaving automation and reporting.

The Power of Processes

Our experience of automating processes has highlighted that the power of digital can free up people’s time. By allowing computers to take over process-driven tasks, they speed up the delivery of tasks and the accuracy of the results delivered.

With some of the work that we’re currently doing within other industries, the applications and software that we are creating is improving efficiencies by 40-50% on tasks that were previously reliant on human interaction for process driven tasks which involved multiple different systems.

The Machines Can Talk! Industry 4.0

The machines can talk – and we should be listening. By using cloud based systems, key components can send crucial data, which can become invaluable to your organisation.

Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory".

What are the Core Elements of Industry 4.0?

  • Internet of things
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Systems Integration
  • Big Data
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cyber Security
  • Simulation
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cloud Computing

Useful Reading about Industry 4.0

What Everyone Must Know About Industry 4.0 – Forbes

Manufacturing’s Next Act - McKinsey

Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise - PwC

Elements of Industry 4.0 – LCR4.0

How can Mashbo help you?


At Mashbo, we build things people use. We have a number of web-based software development clients who we’re working with to automate their businesses processes and increase their audience engagement.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

As well as automation AR and VR are going to support the advancement of the manufacturing sector.

With our Sibro product we are seeing a growing interest in using our synchronised 360 video platform for the use of health and safety training. Digital is going to support the growth economy and improve processes.

Designed Around You

We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach – we’ll work with you to build a digital solution that fits your business. We listen to your goals and formulate exactly how we can do this through digital.

When it comes to designing, we’ll capture the story of your brand to engage with your audience – whether that be your employees, your stakeholders, or your customers.

If you're a manufacturing organisation and you’d like to discuss digital automation with a design led digital agency, get in touch.

Image used courtesy of the LCR 4.0 programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).