EZ Factory showcased its innovative EZ-GO platform at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology and the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation which took place from April 17th – April 21st, 2023. At the fair, EZ Factory was part of the Netherlands Innovation Square, alongside 40 other innovative tech enterprises.
With over 100,000 visitors, the fair was a hub for innovative technologies such as AI, robotics, and cloud solutions, with a focus on Industry 4.0. EZ Factory’s EZ-GO platform, which offers operators more autonomy on the shop floor, was very popular among the visitors looking for practical innovations that have a direct impact on their business.
Robert Bouwman, one of the founders of EZ Factory, explained, “Innovation is only useful if it solves problems. We received many enthusiastic responses to the EZ-GO app, which helps operators organize and carry out autonomous maintenance, audits, checklists, and work instructions. It enhances the operator’s autonomy and contributes directly to the safety, quality, and efficiency of production processes.”
The EZ-GO app is part of the EZ-GO platform, which also enables companies to perform data analyses and thus shape continuous improvement. Two new features were introduced at the Hannover Messe: the digital skills matrix and EZ Feed. The digital skills matrix records which core qualities, skills, and diplomas employees possess, allowing companies to manage skills in a visual and structured way. The EZ Feed functionality is designed to connect factory workers and teams across shifts, departments, and plants, leading to better visibility, performance, and communication.
Industry 4.0 was the biggest structural development presented at the Hannover Messe. By applying and linking digital technologies, a digital business environment is created that is not only more productive, but also offers enormous opportunities in terms of quality, sustainability, safety, and customer satisfaction. EZ Factory’s EZ-GO platform provides an important component to such a smart industry environment by supporting the production environment, facilitating continuous improvement, and providing user-friendly access to data from the shop floor.
EZ Factory’s innovative and user-friendly apps support and optimize operational processes in industry, allowing operators, team leaders, and mechanics to work more efficiently and continuously improve processes. EZ-GO is already being used by renowned companies such as Refresco, FrieslandCampina, BMW, and Jacobs Douwe Egberts. EZ Factory believes in the strength of the people making the products and always develops apps from their perspective, with the motto “Power to the operator!”