Nokia and SENAI-SP (Brazil’s National Service for Industrial Training) are teaming up to implement the vendor’s portfolio of technology and connectivity solutions at SENAI-SP’s lab in São Caetano do Sul.
Based in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, the lab is a facility for mechatronics training that features an Industry 4.0 factory. It will help professionals understand the technologies needed to leverage Industry 4.0 developments, as well as aid pilot testing and demo new solutions before they enter the market.
Brazil is demonstrating ambitious investment in next-generation industrial technology to enable the next wave of economic growth. According to research conducted by the Federation of Industries of São Paulo State (FIESP) in partnership with SENAI-SP, 90% of companies familiar with Industry 4.0 agree it will boost productivity. Meanwhile, 79% acknowledge it will impact business models, but only 30% started the process to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.
As the economic powerhouse of South America, Brazil has committed to investing in technologies that will boost manufacturing and industry output – part of the country’s economic and social fabric. Adopting digital technologies is a priority for Brazil, as it seeks to maintain global competitiveness and addresses productivity challenges. Smarter applications of connectivity, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and automation will increase the efficiency at which businesses operate, ultimately improving the overall rate of production.
Nokia believes that Industry 4.0 will produce the opportunity to enhance the work delivered by organisations today, using technology to automate processes and empowering employees to develop new skills. World Bank data shows that the Brazilian industrial sector accounted for 21% of the country’s total employment in 2017, including manufacturing, mining, construction and public utilities.
The partnership will enable SENAI-SP to utilize the reach of its 166 units in the state to work with Nokia to research and develop new technologies, training and preparing professionals across Brazil for the age of Industry 4.0 in all segments where SENAI-SP operates. Nokia will leverage its end-to-end portfolio of technology and connectivity solutions to support enterprises across Brazil, as the lab will serve the whole country.
Paulo Skaf, FIESP and SENAI-SP President, said: “This partnership will significantly accelerate Brazil’s Industry 4.0 efforts, leveraging Nokia’s global expertise with SENAI-SP’s reach into the industrial sector.”
Osvaldo Di Campli, Head of Nokia Latin America, said: “With 5G adoption taking off, it’s vital that Brazil’s operators, enterprises and industries are well-positioned to reap the benefits of our Future X architecture from connectivity to digital value platforms and security.”