On February 15, the third edition of the conference on Intelligent and Hyperconnected Manufacturing - Industry 4.0 was held in Madrid by IKN. On this day, the main agents and leaders of this fourth industrial revolution met, and the latest advances and practical applications in the industrial area were presented.
Carbures was invited to this event as a success case within Industry 4.0 and as an example of implementation and introduction of collaborative technologies in the international industrial field. Marta Millan, project manager of the R & D area, gave a general introduction about the company, and described the specific situation of implementation in Carbures of the different parameters that define the concept of Industry 4.0. The years that Carbures has been working in all these technological developments, robotics and artificial vision, allow that implementation and developments are in a final phase in some cases, and very advanced in others, with respect to the competition.
Carbures lands in Germany in the aeronautics sector. The Company opens a new office CarburesDefense Gmbh, a German company 100 percent owned by Carbures Aerospace & Defense, will hire local engineers who will form the Carbures Defense team in Germany.
This opening is part of the Company's strategy to continue growing in the European international market, on the one hand, and to be closer to customers, on the other. Since last year, Carbures has been expanding its portfolio of European customers in the aeronautical sector. One of them was Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques - SABCA, Tier 1, a leading supplier of reference in Belgium, with which it obtained a contract to cover part of the production of the Topcovers for the Flap Support Fairings of the Airbus A350.
Carbures has announced this week that it will start to be part of Railgrup, the most important railway industry cluster in the sector, which agglutinates more than 100 companies, among which the most advanced in our country stand out for industrial technology and know-how. -how, and which they add a volume of global turnover of 17.000 million euros. Among its members you can find important OEMs and Tier1 such as Renfe, Talgo, Altran, CAF, Alstom, etc.
Railgrup was born in 2002 with the challenge of promoting the development of the rail sector in Spain at all levels and the aim of promoting the global competitiveness of its members by promoting, representing and disseminating the collective image and interests inside and outside our borders.
Carbures entered the railway industry in 2013, with the design and manufacture of structural parts for subway and train cars (long, medium and short distance). From the El Burgo de Osma plant, pieces and structures are produced for this sector. An example of this line is the manufacture, in 2017, of 74 emergency evacuation front doors that CAF has manufactured for lines 3 and 6 of the Santiago de Chile Metro.