John Galt (right) says that Husky has been working to embrace digitalisation for a long time

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched a digitalised Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM) moulding solution, which the company says will revolutionise the way it does business.

Unveiled at the company’s EMEA headquarters, the NGOM process will streamline hardware ordering and manufacturing from a practice that historically takes several weeks down to a few hours. Customised stack components can be configured through a web interface and then manufactured in a laboratory through a completely automated process.

Husky’s chief executive, John Galt, said: “The world is experiencing an accelerated pace of digitalisation and it is influencing every aspect of our lives. Husky recognises this shift and we have been actively working to embrace digitalisation for some time.

“Having an end-to-end fully digitalised architecture allows us to leverage our global capability and quickly scale to new opportunities, so that we can enable our customers to be more competitive and effectively respond to continuously changing consumer buying trends. We are very excited about this development and the possibilities it creates.”

Speaking about the project, Luxembourg’s deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, Etienne Schneider, said: “This project is a tangible example of our digital innovation strategy in the priority sector of Industry 4.0. The project is fully aligned with our sustainable economic development policies that aim to support the use of digital technologies in the manufacturing industry.”

Husky has been working with the Luxembourg Government’s Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation since 2017 to develop the concept and is now training a large NGOM team, with support from the Luxembourg Digital Skills Bridge Program. The company has also worked Siemens on software development and overall process flow, and began taking orders from pilot lines last year.

The system can connect to different Husky locations in both Luxembourg and Canada, providing global consistency and transparency across multiple manufacturing sites.