Factory of the Future

The ASTUTE Factory of the Future in Neath Port Talbot will be a Centre of Excellence with state-of-the-art equipment, building on the world class expertise of the College of Engineering at Swansea University. The project will develop, demonstrate and accelerate the uptake of disruptive smart manufacturing technologies.

The manufacturing sector across the world is undergoing transformational change because of the fourth industrial revolution. So through close collaboration between industry and academia, the enhanced adoption of smart technologies including additive manufacturing, automation, robotics and industrial digitalisation will drive competitiveness, efficiency and productivity for regionally anchored companies and attract co-location of new companies.