ŠKODA gears up for Industry 4.0

ŠKODA is increasingly focusing on the introduction of innovative future technologies in operations as the Czech car maker prepares for the forth industrial revolution.

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The company has adopted the ProGlove industrial glove to facilitate and improve the work of its Logistics division, which employs over 3,000 members of staff who plan and ensure successful delivery of worldwide brand logistics.

“Nowadays, logistics is an important economic and competitive factor which contributes considerably to a car manufacturer’s success,” said Jirí Cee, Head of ŠKODA Brand Logistics.

“At ŠKODA, we therefore continuously test cutting-edge technology in order to improve the day-to-day work of our employees. The intelligent ProGlove helps our team to work more quickly, more efficiently and with virtually no errors.”

The ProGlove is an electronic glove fitted with a scanner designed to improve work in logistics. Mr Cee said the glove was subjected to an endurance test which convinced ŠKODA Logistics to sanction its use going forward.

“ProGlove proved itself to be the ideal solution for series production and has been used in our logistics ever since,” he said.

Designed to make day-to-day work easier and quicker for the wearer, the smart glove shows whether the right part is being used and whether production steps are being correctly followed.

Much like conventional scanners, it can also capture data – but in one simple action and without any additional device – allowing goods to be registered quickly and easily.

“In addition, workflow becomes more ergonomic for the user: data collection or material testing are incorporated into natural hand movements,” the company said in a press release.

“Using the intelligent glove, codes can be read both vertically and horizontally. The code is then confirmed using the activation button on the index finger. The code is confirmed either by a sound or a vibration therefore preventing an incorrect code from being scanned.”

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