Introduction to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 implies the utilization of different technology trends, mainly digital, to offer solutions to future challenges such as higher productivity and efficiency, better and faster decision making, mass personalization of new products, higher transparency and lower cost.

The concept of Industry 4.0 appeared for the first time in an article published in November 2011 by the German Government that resulted from an initiative regarding high-tech strategy for 2020.