Implementation of Automation and Industry 4.0 Technologies in Automotive Manufacturing Companies
Authors: Dávid Smolka, Zuzana Papulová
Abstract: Industry 4.0 technologies have been disrupting the automotive industry for the past few years. The changes bring shift in the established paradigm and automotive sector has taken a leading role in implementing various elements of this revolution. Mar- gins from selling new vehicles are considered very low, so companies understand the importance of innovation and efficiency improvements. In our research, we explore the most relevant technologies connected to automation and Industry 4.0 in automotive industry with purpose to find deeper connections in obtained information. The aim of our research was also together with production managers and/or process managers to evaluate the level of components and technologies within the concept of Industry 4.0 and automation implemented in automotive manufacturing companies’ operations in Slovakia. Results point to high level of application of automation technologies within the automotive industry and to positive correlation between the level of implemen- tation of elements of advanced automation and the number of implemented base technologies within the key supporting technologies of Industry 4.0.
Keywords: Industry 4.0, Technologies, Automotive sector
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