ADDED launches ‘Abu Dhabi Smart Manufacturing Index’

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has launched the ‘Abu Dhabi Smart Manufacturing Index’, which guides and facilitates private sector players’ transition to Industry 4.0 technologies, applications, and methods as part of its rolling out of the initiatives and objectives set forth by the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy.

Re-affirming the attributes of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy, which was launched in June, the push by the Government of Abu Dhabi to expedite the adoption of Industry 4.0 across all manufacturing and industrial players are meant to transform the state of the sector as it further aligns with international benchmarks and best practices. 

The launch of the ‘Abu Dhabi Smart Manufacturing Index’ provides a critical, comprehensive framework for assessing the capabilities of industrial facilities, identifying gaps, and recommending practical steps for reaching the targeted Industry 4.0 maturity.

To drive innovation and enhance competitiveness in the industrial sector, the Index empowers manufacturers with the necessary knowledge and training to initiate an Industry 4.0 transformation journey and scale up with speed and quality. It breaks down sophisticated concepts into six building blocks to provide a clear and easy-to-follow roadmap, which starts by evaluating a production facility’s current state, followed by ways to raise readiness levels, proposed steps necessary for transforming their facilities, and identifying optimal production solutions to help reap gains of shifting to advanced manufacturing.

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa_ADDED launches Smart Manufacturing Index
Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa
Chairman – ADDED

“The Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy has ushered in a new era, not only for the manufacturing sector, but for the whole economic landscape in the region. To further enhance a smart, circular, and sustainable economy, we are forging ahead with taking the manufacturing sector to the next level by empowering industrial facilities to keep pace with the latest trends and solutions.”

H.E. Al Shorafa further explained that “Backed by strong fundamentals and a unique business ecosystem, Abu Dhabi continues to cement its status as a leading industrial hub in the region. We believe it is of paramount importance to equip manufacturers with vital, seamless, and effective mechanisms to transition to Industry 4.0 technologies and applications to drive future growth, and pre-empt shifts in demand and supply. The ‘Abu Dhabi Smart Manufacturing Index’ addresses all aspects of the transition to methods of tomorrow’s manufacturing.”

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