For the fourth time, we stand on the brink of an industrial revolution with the potential to impact global economies and lifestyles.
Whereas its predecessors empowered us with steam and water, electricity and then with computers, it’s now the turn of Industry 4.0 to fundamentally change the way we live, work, and relate to each other. The difference this time will be the scale and scope of the fusion of physical and digital technologies. And nowhere will the transformation create more potential for growth than in the packaging and manufacturing sectors.
Like smart homes and smart cities, hyper-connected smart factories and packaging facilities will harness the might of IoT, big data analytics, intelligent robotics, AI, AR and 3D printing to unite machines, devices, sensors, and people in a way that will create tailwinds for industry, shift consumer preferences and support our insatiable demand for more sustainable materials.