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Manufacturing a more connected industry with Ericsson

As one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ericsson is providing the keys to liberate the manufacturing business, where limitless connectivity unlocks the limitless possibility of digital transformation. Digitalization plays an essential role in making manufacturing smarter with flexible automation. And that automation requires robust wireless connectivity—allowing manufacturers to adapt quickly, launch faster and keep up with changing demand. A connected factory is a flexible factory.

To help manufactures capture the full value of connectivity, we are building resilient, trustworthy, high-performance, intelligent mobile networks that act as platforms for innovation and power new and sustainable realities. Our comprehensive portfolio ranges across Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business; powered by 5G and IoT platforms.

 Press Releases

  • Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory.

    Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a global front runner in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Forum has awarded the site with its prestigious “*Global Lighthouse” designation in recognition of Ericsson’s deployment of next-generation technology at the site and its subsequent impact – including an impressive 2.2 times improved output per employee when compared to a similar site without the automation and 4IR improvements.

    The site is the first Ericsson factory to receive this recognition by the Forum for adoption of 4IR technologies at scale with demonstrated benefits to date. Since commencing operations in early 2020, the USA 5G Smart Factory team has developed 25 different use cases, to be deployed at scale in less than 12 months.

    When compared to a similar site without its automation and 4IR improvements, the 5G automated factory with connected robots has delivered 120 percent improved output per employee and 65 percent reduction in manual material handling.

    Integrated environmental systems have been designed to reduce energy consumption by 24 percent, indoor water usage by 75 percent when compared to a similar building and the factory is powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. Ericsson is also pursuing **LEED Gold and LEED Zero Carbon certifications for the smart factory, which will make it the first Ericsson factory globally to achieve this distinction.

    Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson, says: “Running fully automated factories using the latest technologies is part of our strategy for a more resilient and sustainable global supply chain. It shows our commitment to continue working close to our customers, ultimately enabling us to reduce emissions. This World Economic Forum designation highlights the transformative impact of 5G technology in general – and on our factories in particular – to benefit business and society at large.”

    Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum, says: “This is a time of unparalleled industry transformation. The future belongs to those companies willing to embrace disruption and capture new opportunities. Today’s disruptions, despite their challenges, are a powerful invitation to re-envision growth. The lighthouses are illuminating the future of manufacturing and the future of the industry.”

    Ericsson has invested in the next generation of supply chains to create a customized, sustainable, and end-to-end connected supply chain across the globe. In the US, Ericsson has invested more than USD 100million in its first 5G Smart Factory. The factory primarily serves Ericsson 5G customers in North America.

    Ericsson is also fast-tracking next-generation smart manufacturing through a modular and flexible production setup in its factories in Estonia, China, and Brazil. This will ensure close working with customers through Ericsson’s European, Asian and American operations.

    Ericsson supports the 1.5 C° ambition set up by the Paris Agreement. To achieve this, the world needs to halve global emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions before 2050. Digital technologies such as 5G and IoT deployed across a range of industries, such as manufacturing, can help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030.

    *Global Lighthouse

    Emitting powerful light that pierces fog and darkness, lighthouses are key to maritime navigation. The World Economic Forum identifies top-performing factories and explores insights from these “lighthouses”- of the world’s most advanced sites implementing technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The lighthouses are the factories that have taken Fourth Industrial Revolution technology from pilots to integration at scale, thus realizing significant financial and operational benefits.

    **LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

  • Ericsson has partnered with Three Ireland and Glanbia, a global leader in agriculture and nutrition, to launch Ireland’s first indoor 5G campus network in a live manufacturing environment.

    Ericsson launch indoor 5G network to boost manufacturing

    The indoor 5G network, inside the multi-purpose dairy processing plant at Glanbia Ireland’s facility in Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, will bring enhanced indoor 5G coverage, low latency connectivity and improved data security across Glanbia’s largest Irish plant.

    The 5G solution will enable faster and more accurate maintenance tasks and provide for richer analysis of plant processes, helping to reduce manual administration and boost manufacturing efficiency.

    5G radio coverage will be provided by the industry-leading Ericsson Radio Dot System and combined with Three Ireland’s 5G spectrum, Glanbia will trial bespoke 5G use cases, including Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications, and test how 5G can provide enhanced indoor connectivity for their wider production facilities.

    John Griffin, CEO, Ericsson Ireland, says“5G offers the biggest ever potential platform for innovation and this exciting strategic partnership between Three Ireland, Ericsson and Glanbia will unlock the real value of Industry 4.0 for Ireland’s manufacturing sector. From enabling true digital transformation to helping boost productivity and creating operational efficiencies, 5G can provide the foundation for Ireland to revolutionise critical industries and lead the way for future innovation and economic growth.”

    Karl Duffy, Head of Enterprise and Public Sector, Three Ireland, says: “The bespoke opportunities and insights which 5G can provide to organisations and sectors is really exciting to us at Three Ireland, delivering a real step-change from 4G. We are delighted to partner with Glanbia Ireland and Ericsson on this initiative. This is the first indoor 5G network of its kind in Ireland and will deliver real efficiencies for Glanbia. The opportunity is there for companies of all sizes to create a pilot and scale over time. The companies that act now will achieve first mover advantage within their sector which can’t be underestimated.”

    Brian Farrell, Engineering Manager, Glanbia Ireland, Ballyragget, says: “We’re delighted to be involved in this ground-breaking initiative with Three Ireland and Ericsson. It’s allowing us to bring to life some of the early learnings from our participation in an EU funded Horizon 2020 5G project. It emphasizes the importance of networks as an enabler for Digital Industrial Transformation and it will accelerate the trial and adoption of some innovative Industry 4.0 use cases for us.”

    Ericsson and Three Ireland launched 5G together in 2020. This next stage in their strong partnership will demonstrate how 5G can be utilized in Irish manufacturing to develop further enterprise use cases, which in time can be applied across a range of sectors. Both companies are already working together to develop next-generation 5G consumer use cases through the global Ericsson Startup 5G program.

  • Driving the future of the automotive industry: A research partnership between Ericsson and Porsche is leveraging the power of 5G to accelerate production capabilities at Porsche’s manufacturing production complex in Leipzig, Germany.

    Ericsson and Porsche rev up for 5G future

    The trial project is the first deployment of a private 5G network at any of Porsche’s production complexes, heralding in a new remote production era for the high-performance car manufacturer.

    Ericsson’s secure 5G standalone (SA) network operates over a private frequency spectrum, providing high-speed wireless connectivity, ultra-low latency and huge data-handling capabilities.

    “As we transition to the factory of tomorrow, Porsche production is undergoing a comprehensive digital transformation. In the process, we are guided by our vision: smart, lean and green. 5G technology is one of the key elements laying the groundwork for our Smart Factory”, says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG.

    The dedicated 5G network will be piloted in the technology cell of Porsche’s Macan body shop and will enable the control of robotics in real time without cables. It also allows for the transmission of massive amounts of data between other on-site machines, production workers and vehicles through the secure, flexible and predictable transmission of signals in real time. 

    Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche Leipzig, says: “The 5G test area offers an excellent opportunity to test use cases in a production context and is an important step forward in our production of the future.”

    The updated automation capabilities will have a significant impact on production at Porsche, providing numerous benefits for the company and its workers, including increased worker safety and a more efficient form of quality: faster production times, reduced costs and increased quality.

    Åsa Tamsons, Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses at Ericsson, says: “Ericsson is proud to work with leading companies like Porsche in their smart factories and provide them with our world leading 5G and Private Network products. 5G connectivity can enable the next step in digital transformation in manufacturing, making it more efficient and effective. Ericsson’s Private Networks empower greater productivity, safety and flexibility across a variety of industries from manufacturing, processing, mining, offshore, and beyond.”

    5G and Industry 4.0

    5G is the next-generation of mobile communications, which will extend the performance of today’s mobile networks to serve the future needs of consumers and industries. This technology has many network characteristics that are essential for Industry 4.0 with increasingly flexible and complex production processes. It allows for faster data throughput rates and more network capacities, as well as promising highly secure availability. Moreover, ultra-low latency ensures fast response times between equipment in the factory system.


  • Ericsson Private 5G
    Ericsson Private 5G is a next-generation, private network, tailored to drive Industry 4.0, the modernization and digitalization of infrastructures and business process operations....

  • Imagine endless possibilities with a private network

    Industries like manufacturing, ports, mining, airports and energy are going through change driven by digitalization. One that will require a modern communication backbone to support the adoption, use and scaling of new and emerging, data-driven technologies.

    Ericsson Private 5G is a next-generation, private network, tailored to drive Industry 4.0, the modernization and digitalization of infrastructures and business process operations. Organizations gain secure and powerful 4G/LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity allowing them to optimize and simplify business operations through data creation, collection, and analysis.

    Built on Ericsson’s successful 4G/5G radio and dual mode core technology, Ericsson Private 5G unlocks a wide variety of innovative use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments while easily integrating with business operations, devices and applications. As a result, companies can improve productivity and create more value for customers, all while using a solution that is secure and more environmentally friendly.

  • Ericsson IoT Accelerator
    The growing importance of global connectivity means you need a reliable and secure IoT platform. Ours enables you to easily deploy, manage and scale your global IoT business, while increasing speed to market....

  • Accelerate your possibilities

    The growing importance of global connectivity means you need a reliable and secure IoT platform. Ours enables you to easily deploy, manage and scale your global IoT business, while increasing speed to market. With our dedicated core network coupled with reliable and secure global cellular coverage, we can ensure your business is future proof, and has complete visibility and control across the entire lifespan of all your connected assets.

    At Ericsson, we support enterprises in facing the many challenges of digital transformation – such as connecting a product to the cellular network or creating a new connected service. Our services allow enterprises to lower their costs, maintain device visibility, speed up time to market, while maintaining high security. We believe that every enterprise should feel empowered to overcome these obstacles and make their IoT idea a reality.