Garantell has won the
first prize in the prestigious Swedish competition, Smart Industry 2019. The
award recognizes our efforts to simplify everyday life by digitization and
automation of the whole process – from the customer’s request, to the
production, and all the way until the products leave our factory.
Our method represents a
new way of thinking in the business. Johan Carlstedt, project leader for Smart
Industry at IVA (The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science) says: “The
entrepreneurs are the engines that drive development towards the business
community of the future. To lift Sweden, we need to reward those who drive
change. Garantell has built up one of Sweden’s absolutely finest and most
profitable factories by taking advantage of the possibilities of digitization”.
Garantell’s CEO Mikael
Axelssons explains that it all started with a seemingly crazy idea, which has
now come true: “The customers design their own mesh project on our website, we
produce exactly according to the drawings, and deliver. The whole process is
fully automatized in order to simplify the everyday both for our customers and
ourselves. We are very proud to now also have won the Smart Industry Award.”
The Royal Swedish Academy
of Engineering Science arranges the national competition in cooperation with
Siemens and Teknikföretagen (the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries)
with funding from the government agency Tillväxtverket (The Swedish Agency for
Economical and Regional Growth).