Enabling Industry 4.0

In recent years, sustainability and durability have become important aspects of the manufacturing industry. Companies are increasingly looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and have a smaller impact on the environment while still producing high-quality products.

 

The supply chain has always been a major cost factor for most manufacturing facilities, and its optimization was the focus of efficiency for a long time. But today, concerns about global warming and climate change are driving both consumer choices and investments towards more sustainability. In fact, sustainable manufacturing has to become an integral part of manufacturing companies’ strategies to remain competitive. While many companies are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by stepping away from traditional sources of energy, such as coal and oil, in favor of renewable sources like solar and wind power, or by managing their waste… it has also become clear that a part of the solution lies in the so-called ‘4th industrial revolution’ or ‘Industry 4.0’, the term used for digitization and the implementation of advanced smart technology in production processes. It is a fact that a widespread adoption of smart technology makes manufacturing more productive, cost-effective, and less wasteful.

 

At ClickTouch we are happy to enable industries to become part of the Industry 4.0 era. Our smart and innovative digital products and new technologies can help industries transform and make them more durable and sustainable.

Short chain, local production

As a responsible manufacturer, we are aware of the impact of our production on the planet and take every opportunity to reduce it. As a one-stop-shop, we strive for efficient operation and sustainable production. We try to avoid dead kilometers (and fuel consumption) by not sourcing parts or outsourcing labor to low-wage countries halfway across the globe, and instead keeping our engineering, production, assembly, and supply chain close to home. We are committed to work with partners that share the same goals as far as sustainability and environmental impact is concerned.

At ClickTouch we believe that quality and durability is more important than low price. In the long term, choosing quality over price is almost always the more sustainable choice, as it means less hassle, fewer worries, and less downtime due to faulty components. We are passionate about making our products last longer, utilizing materials that are stronger and more durable, and by repairing rather than just replacing them. Not only does this help reduce waste, but it also makes our products a great value for cost-conscious customers. When items have reached the end of their life cycle, we try to reuse parts and recycle materials where feasible, in order to conserve precious resources instead of overconsuming them needlessly.