Continental modernises its Trutnov powertrain plant with Industry 4.0

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 16 Jun 2018

Continental's site at Trutnov

German technology company Continental has announced a new combined production and storage facility at its Trutnov plant. 

The new 8,000m floor space includes 3,000m of production space that heavily utilises Industry 4.0 technology, which means advanced robotics and automation. A dedicated new production line for the NOx sensors have led to a more than 200 job opening.

Apart from the aforementioned 3,000m, another 2,220m will be dedicated towards storage space. Two SMT lines for the production of printed circuit boards complement the sensor manufacturing.

Jiri Barvinek, head of the technical department at the Continental plant in Trutnov said, “Linking the existing production and storage areas to the new construction plant has been a great challenge since the beginning of the project." Intelligent material flow units monitor and control logistic vehicles movement, while predictive maintenance is based on continuous data collection from individual pieces of equipment. Continental claims that the Trutnov site currently employs more than 2,000 employees.