The Daher company has launched a project for the building of an aerospace factory of the future on its site of Saint-Aignan-de-Grandlieu, near the city of Nantes. The aeronautical equipment manufacturer, through this project, wishes to achieve enhanced use of digital means. This project is supported by the Pays de la Loire Region, which is to devote 1 million Euros to it.
In Daher’s aerospace factory of the future — with code name Oddicea —, digital systems will allow optimising processes (production, control, logistics) and traceability thereof, as well as scientific analysis of data. This connected-factory project covers several aspects, among which industrial means’ connectivity, implementation of augmented reality at some working stations, total production traceability, digital supervision and development of a “digital twin” for the productive tool to facilitate resettlement operations.
Thanks to its site of Saint-Aignan-de-Grandlieu, which employs nearly 300 people, Daher is among the first 4 technology projects validated by Alliance Industrie du Futur.
Daher : www.daher.com/fr
The Factory of the Future is born in Pays de la Loire
With its 253-million Euro Plan for the Industry of the Future agreed in the spring of 2017, the Pays de la Loire Region confirmed its willingness to support industrial businesses engaged in “factory of the future” development projects.
Four intervention areas were defined: Modernising production apparatus, enhancing technological leadership, training operators, supporting collective projects. In the second biggest industrial French region for jobs, businesses have already initiated substantial efforts to make innovative tools and new technologies their own in the fields of automation, robotics, cobotics, quality of product, digitisation…
The Region wishes to provide tailor-made responses to businesses, with à-la-carte solutions to address their challenges. Hence the Call for Expressions of Interest opened for businesses engaged in production apparatus modernisation projects. The goal is to support SMEs/SMIs at early stages of their projects.
Altogether, the Pays de la Loire’s Industry of the Future Regional Plan aims at supporting 350 businesses, including SMEs and mid-tier companies, over five years. Big regional industries — aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, agrobusiness, materials, electronics… – have also been benefitting from a strong support for their collective actions.