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Manufacturing Technology solutions business looks to be a leader with Industry 4.0
“Every day is my best day.” Those are the words David Yanez, CEO of Andonix, lives by.
Yanez and the team at Andonix hope to make every day the best day for manufacturing employees around the world through their efforts to provide technology solutions that serve the needs of frontline workers, improve operational performance for customers and promote the advancement of sustainable development goals.
Andonix received funds through the MI-STEP program to support their work as a disruptor in the Industry 4.0 space, which targets manufacturing businesses working toward integrating next-generation technology into the workplace. The company has been utilizing the grants to perform market research and improve their overall sales and marketing strategies.
Prior to connecting with MEDC, Andonix saw success attracting resources and partners outside of Michigan, but were lacking that engagement from the Michigan community, especially from the investor point of view. With Michigan being one of the most important manufacturing capitals of the world, Yanez knew making that local connection was essential to reach the scaling-up stage for his business.
“MEDC is great at understanding how to grow and diversify our economy by supporting what is already in Michigan, which is the manufacturing industry,” said Yanez. “Their programs are built on understanding the communities that need to unite to create success, and they made it happen for us at Andonix.”
When looking forward to the future, Andonix has three main goals: positivity impacting people, creating a more sustainable planet and generating revenue to reinvest on their growth.
“Andonix is on a mission to empower frontline workers to hold machines and processes accountable, thus enabling manufacturing companies to do more with less. For us, that’s impact,” said Yanez.
Yanez said his vision is about enabling an equitable and sustainable future for the manufacturing community. His work with MEDC has helped move the needle for Andonix’s goals, and the future is bright.
“We believe that we can change the way people work and make manufacturing sexy” said Yanez. “In order to get one win, you have to fail 10 times. This is our time to win!”
Industry 4.0 is the next phase in advanced manufacturing automation. To learn how MEDC can help your manufacturing business find resources and services to prepare for the future, visit www.michiganbusiness.org/industry4-0/.