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Digitalisation, cybersecurity, and technological development are key to the future of industry.

More than 100 individuals from 40 companies came together for the «Think Future Industry» workshop organised by Ikerlan, a technology centre that has been providing solutions to industry’s challenges for 45 years.  A workshop on technology and the future aimed at clients, suppliers, and administrations. The event was attended by Estíbaliz Hernáez, the Basque Government’s Deputy Minister of Technology Innovation, and Competitiveness, and closed with a round table discussion between CAF Technology and Business Development Director Iosu Ibarbia, Orona Corporate Director of Technological Innovation José Miguel Lazkanotegi, LKS Next Director General Elena Zárraga, and GH Cranes Electromechanical Industry R&D Director Pablo Pedrós. These are some of the key factors to successfully face industry’s future challenges, as identified by prominent figures from the Basque Country’s industrial fabric.

  • The penetration of digital technologies is causing an evolution to the industrial business model, which is moving from producing products to offering services.
  • It is important to make digital technology «help people» and contribute to living in a «better world».
  • The race towards ‘Industry 4.0’ requires the development of many diverse technologies, making collaboration between companies and technology centres key.
  • Offering solutions that are personalised, customised, and adapted to clients’ needs.

The #ThinkFutureIndustry event is framed by IKERLAN’s commitment to generating technological and scientific knowledge, encouraging reflection, incentivising the continuous training of human capital, promoting collaboration, and developing technological solutions with a high degree of added value to respond to companies’ needs. presencia de la viceconsejera de Tecnología, Innovación y Competitividad del Gobierno Vasco, Estíbaliz Hernáez Ikerlan Link: Ikerlan

The Basque Company BATZ chooses GH Cranes for its new factory in China

Batz has recently inaugurated its fourth factory in China with an opening ceremony attended by Kunshan local authorities and Basque Government representatives, in an act framed within the Asian country commercial mission.

Javier Zarraonandia, Deputy Minister of Industry and Alexander Arriola, General Director of the Society for the Promotion and Industrial Reconversion (SPRI), head the Basque Government delegation.

The Basque Company that is focused in areas like automotive, machine tool or power has a manufacturing plant of 4,200 square meters placed in the Kunshan Technological Park, 3,400 will be for manufacturing and 500 square meters for offices.

After the Opening Ceremony, the delegation held a meeting attended bynearly 40 Basque Companies, out of the 133 that have presence in China.

GH has installed in this new plant specialized in stamping processes a 20/10t bridge crane. Batz already has GH cranes in other facilities and with this new installation, ratifies its confidence in GH Elevation Solutions.

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GH Cranes partners with Summit Cranes to bring next generation technology to New Zealand market

New Zealand based supplier of GH Crane products discusses why they chose to partner with GH Cranes.

Hidden away in the bottom corner of the globe is a small island nation with a population of a mere 4.5 million people. With its unassuming size and relaxed, laid back nature, one would not be crazy in assuming that not a lot really happens down in New Zealand. Wrong.

Geographically, a long, thin country, New Zealand boasts a high number of marine ports and a booming import and export industry. This means a high demand for cranes and hoisting technology.

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Based in three of the nation’s major cities, (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), Summit Cranes supplies GH Cranes’ products to the New Zealand market.

Summit Cranes Founder, Paul Moncur comments that, GH Cranes’ commitment to constantly developing and improving their hoisting technology is the major reason why they chose to partner with GH.

“In GH Cranes, we saw a forward thinking company that was constantly striving to improve their products”.

Summit Cranes identified the need to bring New Zealand’s ports up to speed, believing that they needed to up their game in order to compete in the global import and export market.

“Our aim is to position NZ ports as global leaders in efficiency and capacity. This is why we partnered with GH cranes. GHs commitment to producing the ‘Crane of the Future’ means they are constantly looking to improve in the areas of automation, energy efficiency and communication technology”.

Summit Cranes have been impressed by the move towards smarter more energy efficient cranes. For example, the implementation of regenerative drive which allow vast amount of energy, formerly lost in the process of braking can now be recovered and reused.

“Supplying New Zealand with crane technology that mitigates energy loss and improves operator safety – qualities found in GH Crane products – allows our small nation to compete and succeed in the global import and export market.”

Summit Cranes specialise in gantry and overhead cranes they supply a broad range of GH Crane products, including automotive marine cranes and portal cranes.