A Welsh blueprint to boost productivity and cut emissions

An innovative research and development project to improve the productivity and environmental performance of businesses in the aerospace and food and drink sectors is taking place at AMRC Cymru in Broughton.

Ffatri 4.0 is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Cymru, Airbus and food and drink companies. The aim is to create a blueprint for future factories improving business resilience, productivity and sustainability while increasing the capacity for collaborative research with industry, and increased R&D investment in Wales.

Backed by the Welsh Government the project will create six new research positions at AMRC Cymru.

The food businesses taking part in the project are The Pudding Compartment from Flintshire and Hensol Castle Distillery from the Vale of Glamorgan. 

The project will look at how business can continue to increase productivity while meeting net zero carbon emissions targets through smart technologies. It is based on the premise that the sustainability and productivity goals of the manufacturing sector can be accelerated through the successful adoption and integration of digital manufacturing technologies.

Lessons learned from the project will be used to help other companies…Read more