Partnership with NGM Canada will spread Festo technology even furtherFebruary 26, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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As an industry leader for process control and factory automation solutions, both in Canada and globally, Festo Canada is dedicated to developing new technologies and helping industries everywhere benefit from them. And now, the company has taken another step in revolutionizing innovative manufacturing in this country – as a founding technology partner with Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) Canada, a new collaborative network of private- and public-sector organizations that aims to keep Canada at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.
An innovation developer and catalyst
A supercluster launched in mid-February, NGM Canada has a mission to position Canadian organizations as global leaders in advanced manufacturing technology, while supporting them in the world’s most competitive supply chains in the field and developing the most skilled and talented advanced-manufacturing workforce. In doing so, NGM Canada aims to keep this industry prosperous for years to come.
As an innovator and catalyst in this area, both locally and internationally, Festo will contribute to the NGM Canada mission of developing and promoting the digitalized factory concepts and advanced manufacturing technologies of tomorrow in this country. These new technologies will raise the standards of workplace quality and productivity, positioning Canada as a world leader in advanced manufacturing and paving the way for new products, services, solutions, and even sectors.
Festo Canada president and CEO Roger Hallett says that the company’s corporate vision includes investing in local markets to develop new technologies and solutions for industry in general, not just for its own customers. NGM Canada will help Festo accomplish this.
“The more than 130 Canadian companies and institutions partnering in NGM Canada will help spread new production technologies sooner and faster across Canadian industry than would otherwise be the case,” Hallett points out. “Growing the domestic and export markets for Canadian-made products will create and sustain the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow.”
NGM Canada is not Festo’s only ongoing contribution to the next generation of manufacturing technology. The company’s upcoming Cyber Physical Factory in Toronto will give college students hands-on learning opportunities for advanced manufacturing.
To learn more, contact Festo.