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Nokia's digitalization of its 5G Oulu factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as an "Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse"

03.07.2019 klo 11:07 Nokia's digitalization of its 5G Oulu factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as an "Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse"



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  * The Oulu factory, powered by Nokia's own technology, generated productivity
    gains of 30 percent and 50 percent savings in time of product delivery to
    market
  * By demonstrating industrial IoT productivity gains for enterprises, Nokia
    paves the way for other enterprises to digitally transform for the Industry
    4.0 era, adopting critical technologies at scale

3 July 2019

Espoo, Finland - Nokia's 5G "factory of the future" in Oulu, Finland was
selected by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced 4(th)
Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse, reflecting leadership and proven success
in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale. Leveraging Nokia
technologies to digitalize its own pre-production facility demonstrates Nokia's
ability to digitally transform and modernize its customers' manufacturing
facilities for Industry 4.0.



Designed to showcase Industry 4.0 concepts for the manufacturing of Nokia 4G and
5G base stations, the "factory of the future" in Oulu leverages Nokia's private
(4.9G/LTE) wireless networks for secure and reliable connectivity for all assets
within and outside the factory, IoT analytics running on Edge cloud, and a real-
time digital twin of operations data. The factory, which produces 1,000 4G and
5G base stations per day, generated significant annual improvements, including
more than 30 percent productivity gains, 50 percent savings in time of product
delivery to market, and an annual cost savings of millions of euros.



The Lighthouse program, conducted in collaboration with McKinsey, includes
select Lighthouse factories that are transforming work to make it safer, less
repetitive, diversified and productive. Nokia was selected as a Lighthouse by an
expert panel based on its implementation of 4IR technologies that drove
financial and operational impact in the Oulu factory. As part of the Global
Lighthouse Network, Nokia will collaborate with other world leaders to share
knowledge and best practices to help enterprises and manufacturers adopt the
technologies of the future, and overcome key challenges enterprises face during
their digital transformation journeys.



Kathrin Buvac, President of Nokia Enterprise and Chief Strategy Officer, said:
"We are paving the way for enterprise customers to realize the vision of
Industry 4.0 and industrial automation by applying our technology to our
manufacturing needs. For our Oulu 5G facility, we created a 'factory of the
future' environment leveraging private wireless networks for reliable and secure
in-factory connectivity, edge cloud and IoT analytics. We are very pleased that
our technology has delivered productivity gains of over 30 percent for our
factory and we look forward to share this expertise with customers, helping them
accelerate growth and unlock their full potential."

Most manufacturers seek to increase flexibility while automating and
reconfiguring factories. Nokia's expertise adjusting to high-demand environments
ensures that the company is well equipped to lead enterprises into the Industry
4.0 era. The award-winning factory of the future illustrates how customer
facilities can reap the benefits of increased productivity, agility, product
quality, and product lead time for their businesses, as achieved in Oulu.

Demonstrated use cases in Oulu pre-production factory include:
  * Virtualization of new product introduction (NPI)
  * Flexible robotics to ensure high-productivity and agility for continuous new
    ramp-ups
  * 4.9G/LTE Private wireless network to speed up NPI line re-layout
  * Cloud-based digital data control, enabling real-time process management
  * No-touch internal logistics automation via connected mobile robots

Heikki Romppainen, Head of Oulu Factory, Nokia, said: "For factory employees,
the automation of our Oulu manufacturing environment increases flexibility and
adaptability. The 'conscious factory' has evolved the working ecosystem -
increasing motivation and the wellbeing of employees by automating the
traditionally repetitive tasks, making work more diversified and productive."

Resources:
  * Images - use cases: Industry 4.0 use cases at Nokia Oulu factory
  * WEF White paper: Fourth Industrial Revolution: Beacons of Technology and
    Innovation in Manufacturing
  * Strategic White paper: Networking solutions for the new age of industry
  * Webpage: Edge cloud
  * Video: Nokia and Telia leverage 5.0 performance for Industry 4.0
  * Images: Nokia for Industries media library

About Nokia for Industries
Nokia has deployed over 1,000 mission-critical networks with leading customers
in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale and public
sector segments around the globe. Leading enterprises across industries are
leveraging our decades of experience building some of the biggest and most
advanced IP, optical, and wireless networks on the planet. The Nokia Bell Labs
Future X for industries architecture provides a framework for enterprises to
accelerate their digitalization and automation journey to Industry 4.0.

About Nokia
We create the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the
industry's only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services
and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications
service providers whose combined networks support 5.7 billion subscriptions, as
well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network
portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, we are
leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure
and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to
the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social
purpose, quality and integrity. nokia.com

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