The adoption of Industry 4.0 in Spain is on the rise and is expected to continue.
Redaccin Interempresas 27/03/2023
Industry 4.0 will give a 180 turn to the way companies operate, both the environment in which they compete and the market in which they operate. Although the process of incorporating digitization and new technologies in modern societies in Spain is not very numerous, it is progressing step by step and without delay.
The industrial sector has progressed on its way to digital transformation and factories are adopting more and more initiatives to implement the IoT and be part of the so-called Industry 4.0. The Spanish industrial sector has been one of the largest in the country’s economy, and the adoption of Industry 4.0 is an opportunity to modernize and improve the efficiency and competitiveness of companies. According to the 2021 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, Spain is ranked 24th in the technology adoption index of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which indicates good growth potential.
Industry 4.0 refers to the integration of digital technology in manufacturing and production processes. The application of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics and automation are some of the technologies driving Industry 4.0.
In Spain, the adoption of Industry 4.0 is on the rise and is expected to grow in the coming years. Spanish companies have started to implement Industry 4.0 solutions for various sectors, such as automotive, electronics, food, energy and construction. Some examples of Spanish companies that have invested in the adoption of Industry 4.0 are Sedes, Siemens Gamesa, Telefónica, Repsol and Ferrovial.
In addition, the Spanish government has established initiatives to promote the adoption of Industry 4.0 in companies. One of these initiatives is the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2021-2027, which includes a strategy to promote digitization and Industry 4.0 in companies. Technology centers and innovation platforms have also been established across the country to support the adoption of Industry 4.0.
In Spain there are various technical centers and innovation platforms that support the adoption of Industry 4.0 in companies. These technology centers and platforms are spaces where research, development and innovation activities are carried out, services and training in Industry 4.0 technology consultancy are offered. Below are some examples of innovation centers and platforms in Spain;
These are a few examples of innovation centers and platforms that exist in Spain to support the adoption of Industry 4.0 in companies. Each of them has its own specialization and offers different services and resources to promote digitization and innovation in the Spanish industry.
In this case, Eurecat can be said to be the main technology center in Spain for Industry 4.0 projects. Some of the more significant projects that have been developed are;
IoT in the industry
In Spain, the development of the IoT has been increasingly important in recent years. According to a study by the IDC consultancy, the expenditure of IOT in Spain will reach 13,600 million dollars in 2020, which compares to an increase of 9.5% with the previous year and, according to the data of the National Telecommunication Observatory, and the Information Society. ONTSI), in 2019, 60% of Spanish companies used some IoT solution.
The leading sector in the adoption of IoT in Spain is the industrial sector, followed closely by the service sector and the public sector. In Spain there are many companies and startups dedicated to developing solutions, from devices and sensors to software platforms and consulting services.
On the other hand, the development of IoT in Spain has also generated new job opportunities in areas such as engineering systems, development and data analytics software.
Without a doubt, the Internet of Things is transforming the industry, enabling greater efficiency and automation of manufacturing and manufacturing processes. Some IoT applications are in this area;
In Spain, the adoption of Industry 4.0 is on the rise and is expected to grow in the coming years. Spanish companies have launched Industry 4.0 solutions for various sectors, such as automotive, electronics, food, energy and construction parts.