Smart Machines & Factories
A practical roadmap for the implementation of Industry 4.0
Published:  27 February, 2019

The phrase “Industry 4.0” has proliferated across trade, business and national press in recent years, and is largely hailed as the next industrial “revolution” of the 21st Century. There is currently a general understanding that Industry 4.0 refers to the “digitalisation” of a business’s infrastructure, but there has yet to be any consistent standards or definitions applied to what remains an arguably vague concept for businesses worldwide. For these reasons, one could be forgiven for dismissing Industry 4.0 as a confusing mess of technological jargon, digital bandwagons and futuristic hyperbole.