The Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB), continues its drive for industry 4.0 with the incorporation of Witeklab to its business ecosystem in DFactory Barcelona, the main industry 4.0 node in Southern Europe. The signing of the agreement was held this morning in the presence of Manel Torrentallé, Co-founder and CEO of Witeklab, and Pere Navarro, the special delegate of the State in the CZFB.

Witeklab is a company specialised in the development of its own technological solutions in the fields of telecommunications, electronics and integrated computer systems. In addition to its self-developed products, it provides consultancy services and tailor-made projects to provide advanced technological solutions to companies in a wide range of sectors.

The application of the sensor technology and the wireless data transmission, along with the processing and presentation of data via the cloud, offers great benefits to sectors such as private construction, civil engineering, infrastructure and facility management. Witeklab’s innovative wireless sensor technology is focused on making these sectors more efficient and cleaner, inspired by the Internet of Things (IoT), industry 4.0 and smart cities.

Witeklab’s solutions cover various areas of construction, civil engineering and infrastructure maintenance sector, such as the control of the concrete setting process with Monsec, the monitoring of corrosion processes with Corrochip, the location of hidden or underground installations with Trenchip and the detection of changes in slope proctection systems with Rockchip, among many other innovative solutions, including IoT sensors for heritage conservation.

“DFactory Barcelona is a leading ecosystem in innovation, sustainability and technology that favours open collaboration and allows synergies to be established with disruptive technologies to generate social and economic impact projects,” explains Pere Navarro, special delegate of the State in the CZFB. And he adds: “We are very pleased with the incorporation of Witeklab to DFactory Barcelona, a company with a lot of potential that we hope will continue to grow in our facilities, thus leading the market and the transformation towards a new economy together with the rest of organisations”.

Manel Torrentallé, Co-Founder and CEO of Witeklab, explained that “we are delighted to be part of DFactory Barcelona and to have the opportunity to collaborate with partners and organisations that share our innovative vision. The technological solutions offered by Witeklab, mainly aimed at the construction and infrastructure maintenance sector, are unique in the market and we are sure that in the ecosystem provided by DFactory Barcelona we will be able to grow and achieve our goals”.

Consolidating Southern Europe’s leading industry 4.0 node

At the moment, DFactory has facilities of up to 17,200 m2 with four floors of open, diaphanous and digital spaces, where more than 30 companies have already settled in and around 500 people work. In addition, the second phase of construction of the emblematic building is scheduled to begin in 2023, which will allow the building to reach a further 75,000 square metres in the coming years.

Currently, the building already has 65% occupancy and has managed to establish itself as a leader for southern Europe in the most disruptive digital advances related to industry. In parallel, DFactory Barcelona is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, facilitating the digitisation of industry as a key lever for the ecological transition and boosting the circular economy through the adoption of new sustainable production systems and advanced manufacturing.

To this end, the project relies on companies developing cutting-edge projects in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain, artificial intelligence and sensorics. Some of the most prominent companies that are currently part of the DFactory business ecosystem are HP, Picvisa, e-Miles Company, NTT Data, On Robot, Alisys, Windforce, Leitat, AsorCAD, Mastertec 3D, Robotnik, ICIL Lab, Imhoit, VDMHealth, Nexiona, Girbau, Innovae, Dow Chemical, SiOCAST, Dassault Systèmes (3DS), Amphos21, ABB or Kuka among others.