By digitalising the technical information and developing digital training solutions, we can modernise and enhance the experience for both customers and service technicians. This will make it easier for users to access information, as well as streamline the entire service chain, which contributes to a strengthened aftermarket.
Semcon has extensive experience in developing autonomous solutions, from first idea to finished solution. We have been part of Yeti Moves' journey from the start and are proud to have, as a development and competence partner, contributed to developing the software platform that makes autonomous operation possible.
This is a project that is exciting not only in determining how we can best digitise an already well-functioning lecture, but also because it is such an engaging topic. For me and for many of my colleagues at Semcon, this project means that we can be a part of helping to reduce the suicide rate and getting more people to dare to talk about such a difficult subject.
We are starting out by looking at people’s behaviours and needs, and will together aim to achieve a more efficient handling that makes people recycle more, sort correctly and not leave the wrong things at the recycling stations.
It’s been extremely gratifying to work with Semcon and develop a great and sustainable product.
We are now in the early stages of our journey to grow our business within rail. Today, we are one of the leading suppliers of product information to a multitude of industries, where rail is one where we have the ambition to expand substantially over the coming years.
Our ambition was to create the world’s most attractive, most sustainable electric scooters. By using industrial robotic origami we can fold structures from a flat sheet of metal in completely new ways and create shapes true to the material’s characteristics and geometric nature.
We have been commissioned to map and analyse the benefits and values autonomous solutions could provide to Yilport for a specific logistics process. The feasibility study will focus on a single process, but the vision is to build a fully autonomous logistics production solution for Yilport, which is very exciting. Autonomous solutions not only optimise operational costs – they also contribute to improved safety, quality and traceability.
We are extremely pleased with our agreement and excited to work with Semcon. Their deep domain expertise in product development and industrialisation will assist ELOP in developing the Cobri scanner into a robust and user-friendly solution. This project will include user-based development of the present solution, and optimisation of the product for efficient production and operation..
The digital platform we are currently developing with Getinge helps healthcare better understand a number of evidence-based risk factors. Based on data from the platform, we can develop solutions to reduce the risk of infections in surgical environments. This contributes to reduced human suffering and reduced healthcare costs.
This is a ground-breaking project when it comes to proactive hull cleaning and we are proud to have contributed with our knowledge and experience in robotics combined with digital solutions.
We are very happy that Xtractor has now become part of Semcon. With this acquisition, we are strengthening our digital training offering to new and existing customers, both in Sweden and internationally. At the same time, we are growing in the Stockholm area in line with our strategy.
Markus Granlund, CEO at Semcon
Our part of the project involves developing an autonomous tractor designed to keep runway edge lights clear of snow. This may not seem like much, but the runway gets closed down if 15 per cent of the lights are non-operational, and this causes significant delays and costs. But more seriously, this presents major safety risks as well.
We have developed a technology for self-driving vehicles in the very toughest conditions, and this has given us a great deal of knowledge in the area. Partnering with Husqvarna opens new doors for Yeti Snow Technology to scale up and further industrialize the solution.
This is proof positive that we’re working at a high international level. When it comes down to it, we have to understand what people need – all kinds of people. If we don’t see the problems, we can’t look for the solutions. That’s why equal opportunities are crucial when it comes to both effective innovation and communication.
The possibilities of digital twins are virtually infinite. Using digital twins all the way from conceptualization to aftermarket offers a unique opportunity to optimize the product and process. It makes it possible to both save money and customize the solution for the end user.
Our idea was to use a fun game to transform homework – which is often done while sitting still – into something pupils do while moving around. It gets people into healthy habits while also improving school results. Involving users in the entire process has allowed us to create an innovative concept.
This is an important contract for us, and it also demonstrates our journey towards a more digital focus. Functional safety has become even more key now that vehicles are becoming autonomous, and strategic decisions also have to take this into account.
The campaign has been very successful. The fact that we gained so much attention shows that the issue of gender equality still is far from a given, and that it is something we have to keep working on. Adding more perspectives simply makes us better.
In the long run, our job is to make sure that trains can operate smoothly and safely. The aim of the project is to maintain and further reinforce Swedish Transport Administration plants in terms of both personal safety and delivery capacity.
Johan Ekener, Business Area President for Product Information at Semcon
This is an important award that shows how design work has helped the launch of a fantastic innovation in a credible and user-friendly way.
Through Semcon, we now have access to the top-level competence we need to achieve our high goals in terms of the quality and safety of our drone platform.
Accelerating our growth in the manufacturing industry is a natural step. We are in the midst of a development that is making new demands of those of us on the boundary between technology and IT – requirements that we are capable of handling here at Semcon, thanks to our unique mix of expertise and the opportunity to transfer competence between industries. Semcon has extensive experience of robotisation and automation. Adding new technology such as AI presents fantastic opportunities for the manufacturing industry.
To take the next step in our journey, we have to adapt our structure so that we can address our customers’ needs even more clearly when we develop future products and services. The new structure in this business area will allow us to focus even more on our customers and facilitate accelerated growth in respect of priority offerings and industries. At the same time, we are creating a more efficient organisation so that we can go on reinforcing our profitability, with an increased digital focus amongst other improvements.
Learning programming languages is becoming increasingly important in today’s digital society. We want this course to give young people a basic knowledge of what programming is and what it can be used for. This is a skill that can lead to jobs in many different industries all over the world.
It is natural for us at Semcon to engage as a founding partner in AI innovation of Sweden. Bringing with us solid industrial and commercial experience, we are confident that we will contribute and benefit from this cluster – supplying our customers with the capabilities to realise significant business value from proven AI solutions, based on end user needs.
Smart automation of airports will make it possible to keep more of the smaller, less busy airports open and retain staff thanks to reduced costs and increased safety.
It’s easy to lose perspective – not least women’s perspectives – when the majority of technical developers are men. Because if people don’t see a product as problematic, there’s not all that much chance of them changing it. For us at Semcon, understanding end-users of all kinds is crucial so that we can develop products that benefit people as much as possible.
As part of this partnership, Semcon is supplying test concepts, production equipment, installation and commissioning for semi-automatic trial production of fuel cells. This is an incredibly exciting project with fantastic potential.
Our in-depth knowledge of the entire product development cycle gives us a turnkey offering that is unique. Moreover, we can take our experience of other industries and apply it in the field of Life Science. But above all, human needs and behaviours always come first as far as we are concerned. This is a prerequisite for success.
David Sondén, General Manager Sweden of the Product Information division at Semcon
We concluded the first six months of the year with a good second quarter during which we more than doubled our operating profit compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.
This project will give us the opportunity to operate in a wider context and look at a system solution where our cutting-edge technical expertise from previous projects will come in very handy. We will also help to ensure that more cyclists can cycle safely.
Children who come to Sweden unaccompanied and are placed in social care are incredibly vulnerable. The idea is to develop a technical solution that can help these children to understand and communicate with Swedish society more easily. This project is a clear example of how technology can make a difference when we focus on people’s needs.
It’s about including women’s perspectives on products that have traditionally been developed using men as the benchmark. I believe that more perspectives are necessary and would benefit us all.
Through our focus on measures to strengthen margins in business development, productivity and cost efficiency, we can report strong earnings for the first quarter.
With the extended knowledge from multiple industries and a solid service offering, from both HAAS-Publikationen and Semcon operations globally, we will become an even stronger partner to both existing and future customers with this acquisition.
Red Dot is a quality hallmark denoting good design, and it is a prestigious award to win. In both award-winning projects, customers with lofty ambitions came to Semcon and relied on our design expertise. We then worked together on the entire product chain, from the user perspective to design and construction. This is the way to make a truly outstanding product
Karin Russberg, Director HR and Sustainability at Semcon
Autonomous snowploughs will allow airports all over the world to streamline their activities and reduce delays for their passengers. This is a good example of how autonomous vehicles can increase profitability and add value for people.
Our ability to create excellent customer experience through the use of smart technology provides a good foundation for both sought-after offerings and as an attractive workplace.
It’s with great pleasure we have managed to come to this long term agreement with DeLaval. It strengthens our position and it will create a very good platform to deliver and develop information solutions for DeLaval.
In Olof Christensson, Semcon has recruited a person with extensive experience of business development. Semcon has the ambition of further developing Design & Development’s current business and focus on international growth. We are confident that Olof has the experience to lead the business area’s expansion and we welcome him to Semcon.
We are proud to have once again been entrusted by one of our German auto customers to complete a major project. This agreement is fully in line with Semcon’s strategy of being an independent partner with expertise and capacity for complete car development. It´s our knowledge of project deliveries, experience of complete car projects, and long-term relationship with the customer, that were contributory factors for this agreement
Our ambition is to create a new office that promotes personal interaction and is cost-effective. It will also be suitable for projects, which is a business model that is continually increasing
We can now bring Semcon’s strong offer and track record in product information solutions and services to the German market and use Comet as a platform for rapid growth in Germany
German manufacturers are strong in the global automotive industry and it is pleasing to us that we have signed new contracts in this market. The deal also confirms the trend of automotive OEM choosing to outsource larger projects to independent engineering development companies
The positive trend we saw in the first quarter continued in the second quarter resulting in improved results compared to last year. Our focus on more markets and more profitable business models is giving results for Semcon and our customers. We continue to look positively at developments in 2012 even though the economic outlook is uncertain.