Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution conceptualizes rapid change to technology, industries, and societal patterns and processes in the 21st century due to increasing interconnectivity and smart automation. I would like you to offer an insight in our journey on Industry 4.0 within R&D, showcasing the breadth of our programs. Expect to learn how we can use VR / AR for consumer research or how we can use drones for optimizing our site etc.
Davy Van Den Bosch: Senior Manager Innovation Center Engineering and Industry 4.0 at Procter & Gamble’s Brussels Innovation Center.
Studied Industrial Engineering Biotechnology at Campus De Nayer (KU Leuven). Straight after graduation started in 1999 at P&G in Research & Development, gaining experience in product design, process design, modeling & simulation, test method development and high-throughput experimentation and automation. Switched in 2019 to Innovation Center Engineering with a focus on Industry 4.0, Robotics & Automation and project & capital management.
Passionate about technology in general, which definitely reflects in my hobbies: photo- and videography, RC racing, drones, small electronics projects, etc … but also cooking!
P&G’s history in Belgium started in 1956 with the introduction of Dreft, the first synthetic detergent. Over the next 60 years, P&G introduced many breakthrough, life-changing products to the Belgian consumer, including laundry products, disposable diapers, feminine care, and hair care. In 1963, P&G chose Belgium for its first European Research & Development Center for Fabric and Home Care products, located on the old Expo ’58 site. The facility was called The European Technical Center, later renamed the Brussels Innovation Center.
Brussels Innovation Center is Procter & Gamble’s European R&D headquarter and is home to 1100 employees, from which 600 are scientists and engineers.
Tom Kiebooms is MES expert and works at Sanofi as a Pauwels Consultant.