FlexLink is a leading automation expert providing material flow solutions for trouble free operations to manufacturers and machine builders, all over the world. We has been increasing our customers’ production efficiency for almost 40 years, innovating cutting-edge solutions for transportation and handling. Our aim is clear – we add value to every step of the process, whether it concerns design, installation of new lines or optimization of existing ones.

FlexLink’s goal is to together with the other companies involved in the project develop a standard and state of the art method to enable smooth transactions from design to control. Optimization of the design and controls should be a part of the process. The method should be easy to use and rather involve configurations than programming. The project will be based on real systems and incorporated into our day-to-day tools and products. This will ensure a success of the project.

Within VF-KDO we aim to:

  • Add optimization and emulation to our toolbox

  • Develop method for smooth transaction from design to controls

  • Automatically generate control logic based on configuration

  • Test and validate solutions both internally and externally

IKEA Industry

IKEA Industry are the world's largest manufacturer of wooden furniture supporting IKEA as a world leader in home furnishing. IKEA produce furniture for every room in the home. They have 20 000 employees at 43 production units, at 24 sites, in nine counties.

IKEA deliver outstanding customer value in material, manufacturing and distribution where we offer a unique advantage for IKEA as a a world leader in home furnishing. They are in lead and in tune with time. IKEA contribute to the value chain in alla channels meeting the customer through their forward-thinking industrial know-how, ability to innovate and talented co-workes. IKEA is a good example in all aspects of business and people.

Within VF-KDO we aim to:

The worlds on the brink of the next industrial revolution and IKEA Industry is at center of this change. Collaboration in VF-KDO is accelerating our efforts to leverage the benefits of data-driven manufacturing by end-to-end and optimisation of supply chain. This will lead to improved efficiency, flexibility and circularity.

Initiators

VF-KDO is financed by: