Fedegari Global Plants Director, Marco Gonnella was interviewed while taking part at the roundtable ‘MANUFACTURING 4.0’ promoted by Conference Lab, last November 12th in Milan.
The participants at Conference Lab discussed the results of the Industry 4.0 plan. Among the topics covered, also the relationship between automation and people.
Conference Lab Interview
“On the one hand, we are introducing new machinery in compliance with 4.0 industry aimed at collecting data and using data analysis to improve production and efficiency. On the other hand, Fedegari is reconverting the plant, which is a historic factory since our company has 60 years of tradition. For this reason it is important to deal with targeted retrofitting, so that the integration of the new machines within the plant operations can be done at 360 degrees”, explained Gonnella.
Does investing in new machinery and automation mean reducing jobs?
‘Clearly, companies must commit themselves to progressively eliminate all those tasks that are unsustainable when considering the quality of staff working life. On the other hand, it is necessary to face a requalification of personnel, where activities of low added value could very easily be replaced by automation phenomena. Personnel, if properly trained, can certainly find space within the company’, concludes the manager.
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