Industry 4.0 — How digital technology is changing companies’ production processes

We have interviewed 4,531 corporate decision makers from 1,452 companies in 10 European countries. The result is a 50-page report that covers everything you need to succeed.
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Key Findings

About one third of decision-makers

state that time and cost are the biggest challenges in digitizing manufacturing.

Almost 82 percent

see an increase in efficiency as an important advantage of using innovative technologies.

Around 77 percent of companies

expect IT and soft skills to become increasingly significant for manufacturing employees.

Industry 4.0 has been shaping the manufacturing sector for a decade now

Many companies have embraced the concepts behind it and started their digital transformation. There is, however, still a lot of potential for further positive changes through new processes and technologies.

Read our brand-new report and learn more about:

  • the state, challenges, and drivers of the digitalization in manufacturing
  • how to evaluate the advantages of Industry 4.0
  • uses of technologies like the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality or Artificial Intelligence
  • essential skills that employees need now and in the near future

Use cases from industry leaders will help you get a better understanding of what Industry 4.0 means for your businesses.

About the Report

The analysis you find in the report is based on a survey that was carried out online by the market research firm YouGov. 4,531 corporate decision makers from 1,452 companies in which manufacturing processes play a role were surveyed. The survey was conducted in ten European countries: Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Handelsblatt Research Institute (HRI) is an independent research institute under the umbrella of the Handelsblatt Media Group.

Are you curious to find out what decision-makers across Europe think about the digitization of their production processes?

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