© Stanley Black n Decker General | April 11, 2019
Stanley Black & Decker unveil “Manufactory 4.0”
Stanley Black & Decker has officially opened its 23,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing center of excellence, dubbed "Manufactory 4.0," in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.
The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the epicenter for the company's global Industry 4.0 "smart factory" initiative, housing a team of approximately 50 Industry 4.0 experts focused on accelerating the company's adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and building upskilling programs to help prepare the company's workforce for the digital-led manufacturing environment. The site will focus on three value streams including Connected Factory, Flexible Automation and Advanced Analytics, a press release stated. Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO Jim Loree said, "We are living in an era where the impact of technology has begun to exceed the ability of society to absorb the pace of change, and to succeed, companies and individuals need to be able to expand their capacity to absorb rapid change and adapt faster than ever before. Our new Manufactory 4.0 center will serve as the heartbeat of our company's Industry 4.0 efforts, helping our manufacturing operations rapidly adopt leading-edge technologies and ensuring our global workforce is prepared for this new world through upskilling and re-skilling efforts."