Weinheim, Germany – Freudenberg has broken ground on an €8-million training centre with focus on how to work in an Industry 4.0 factory environment.
The German rubber engineering company said that the new centre will offer a “learning factory 4.0”.
This, it said, gives will help trainees to experience a “mini-version” of the networked factory with modern production workflows and processes.
"Our aim is to offer our vocational trainees a learning environment that qualifies them for tomorrow's working world,” said Tilman Krauch, member of board of management, at the ground-breaking ceremony in early June.
The 2,600 square-metre learning centre is to be equipped with “cutting-edge machines, technical workshops and learning islands with touch-screen monitors to a media library.”
Construction is set to complete in autumn 2017.