For years, the Limburg manufacturing industry has been under pressure from de-localisation, falling employment, rising costs and problematic logistics. And yet in Limburg (and Europe) it remains an important driver for the economy and, indirectly, accounts for a multitude of jobs in other sectors.
“Industry 4.0” – digital factories that deliver complex and personalised products flexibly – is bringing innovation into western manufacturing. It is a trend that LRM is following closely – within the framework of SALK – and one where we also provide guidance for our holdings.
Manufacturing also consists of a broad range of industrial and logistics activities. From the perspective of the Smart Manufacturing investment domain we focus on: