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Local news: Wilo Intec takes part in the Manufacturing Tour, the "Tour de France" of the industry

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Wilo Intec welcomed around thirty industrialists on site and a hundred online to talk about Industrie 4.0.

The idea behind the Manufacturing Tour[1] is simple: to link up companies so that they can discuss common challenges and share best practice.

Supported by La French Fab and Bpifrance, the event, which has been running since 2018, is attracting more and more companies, which are agreeing to open their doors to the 1,200 or so manufacturers who take part in the 8 annual face-to-face or distance learning sessions.

[1] * event created by, the WebTV of industry 4.0, a media of CIMAX: professional press group specialised in industry.

After visiting the sites of Arcelor Mittal in Florange (57), Mov'ntec in Ruitz (62), CGR International in Saint-Yorre (03), Aforp in Issy les Moulineaux (92), Petit Bateau in Troyes (10) and Schneider Electric in Angoulême (16), the Manufacturing Tour team brought 2023 to a close in Aubigny-sur-Nère (18)[2] with a tour of Wilo Intec's journey towards the digital transformation of its production activity.

The day's programme includes:

Conference led by Richard Judes, Site Director:

  • Presentation of the Wilo Group and Wilo Intec, challenges and ambitions around sustainable development,
  • Digitalization for growth and attractiveness of the company: AGV, Smart Data, Robotics
  • The resources put in place thanks to employee involvement,

Conference moderated by Cyrille Dalla Zuanna, Head of R&D Energy and Environment Transition, Cetim (CEntre Technique des Industries Mécaniques):

  • The circular economy as a means of supporting the transition: European standards linked to resource saving - product sustainability, one of the industry's levers.

Factory tour with stop-off points commented on by Wilo teams:

  • Staff involvement, a major issue for the success of projects - led by Jessica Faucard, HR Manager and Noël Bouchaud, Continuous Improvement Manager,
  • Implementation of AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) - led by Mickaël Robin, Logistics Manager,
  • Smart Data - led by Romain Luizy, Methods Engineer,
  • Robotics - led by Thibault Mathelin-Moreaux, Components UAP Manager,

Accompanied by Richard Judes and Antonio Baudin, UAP Assembly Manager.

The day ended with a cocktail reception where all the participants were able to take the time to extend the discussions.

"I'm proud of the digital road we've travelled in recent years. Once again, I'd like to thank all our teams for their ongoing commitment. I can't wait to take the next steps in our digital transformation!” said Richard Judes.

The full Wilo Intec Manufacturing Tour (conferences and visits) is available on

[2] Replay of all tours can be viewed at: