January 31, 2024
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SMARTECH unveils SmartForming, first AI-based module for forming line in wood panel manufacturing

Tel Aviv, 7 November 2023

SMARTECH, a pioneering technology leader in AI-driven solutions for traditional manufacturing, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated commercial release of an additional module, SmartForming as part of its AI-based Autonomous Manewfacturing™ platform offered to the wood-based panel manufacturing. This cutting-edge technology marks a significant advancement in the industry, propelling manufacturing processes into a new era of efficiency and productivity. The first implementations are already installed and operational.

The SmartForming module, an integral part of SMARTECH's Autonomous Manewfacturing™ platform, introduces autonomous control to the forming line of wood-based panel production. The forming-line is another crucial process step that involves the preparation of a continuous, thick wood particle mat with a multi-layer configuration, followed by precise trimming, metal detection, and treatment spraying. Traditionally, this process required constant human intervention, but SmartForming brings a new level of intelligence and autonomy, making it the first of its kind in the wood-based panel industry.SmartForming follows the release of SmartPress, SMARTECH's breakthrough solution for autonomous control of the panel press. SmartForming optimizes and synchronizes the forming-line process for enhanced performance together with the press.

"Our team at SMARTECH has been working brilliantly to develop and perfect the SmartForming module", said Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH. "As demand for AI integration in production lines continues to soar, we are proud to offer this game-changing tool, alongside our industry-acclaimed SmartPress module, to drive manufacturing excellence worldwide."

The importance of SmartForming goes beyond its novelty- it couples the availability of the multilayered resinated material with the autonomous activity of the press and with the workstations before and after the forming line. The module provides active control of the forming line and is the way forward for companies to extract the most value from this asset. By embracing this innovative technology, wood panel manufacturers can improve efficiency, enhance resource utilization, and stay ahead of the competition in an increasingly competitive market.

As part of SMARTECH's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, the Autonomous Manewfacturing™ platform ensures that global manufacturers can easily access and implement these groundbreaking tools. In an era where operating costs are under constant pressure, and skilled labor is becoming scarce, SmartForming emerges as a beacon of progress, guiding the industry towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

With this milestone, SMARTECH cements its position as a pioneer in AI-driven manufacturing solutions and sets the stage for a new era of transformative advancements in the wood-based panel industry.

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data to help industries upgrade their plants to smart, autonomous factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, data-driven and sustainable assets.

SMARTECH – Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

For more information about SMARTECH's innovative tech solutions for the traditional manufacturing sector, please visit our website www.smartech.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing
SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies
Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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November 21, 2023
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SMARTECH Moves to New Office and Supports Evacuees from Southern Israel

SMARTECH, a high-tech company supporting the global manufacturing industry with breakthrough technologies, has announced that it moved to brand new offices in Caesarea.

The new facility will extend the space available to the team and prepare for the planned growth in headcount. The modern setting will include private and shared offices and multiple collaborative spaces.

SMARTECH donated the gently used office furniture from its previous location to a new school for Israeli students who have been evacuated from their communities because of the conflict in southern and northern Israel. SMARTECH is proud to take part in this initiative and thanks partners who eagerly donated transportation and labor.

Hanoch Magid, SMARTECH CEO says: "The new location that we are moving to captures the spirit of what SMARTECH believes in: creativity, openness and teamwork. I am thrilled that our team will have the needed space and the opportunity to grow as we further deliver and support our Autonomous Manufacturing AI platform as well as our raw material systems. In addition, I am very pleased that we were able to do some good for the evacuees and help them to equip their new school. We remain committed to help whenever we can".

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials and data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. We spark new possibilities for manufacturing with intelligence. SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit http://www.smartech.com.

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August 27, 2023
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Greenply Industries Completes Installation of SMARTWAX ECO System at Its New MDF Facility in India

TEL AVIV, August 14, 2023

SMARTECH, a leading provider of cutting-edge technology solutions for the global wood-based panel industry, proudly announces the successful commissioning of the SMARTWAX ECO System at Greenply Industries' brand-new MDF mill in Gujarat, India. This exciting milestone marks a significant leap forward in eco-friendly and efficient manufacturing processes.

Greenply Industries' greenfield mill achieved an incredible feat by producing its first board in a mere 15 months.

The SMARTWAX ECO System generates an innovative in-line wax suspension that delivers exceptional performance and coverage to fibers. One of the key advantages of the SMARTWAX ECO System is its precision in wax distribution, ensuring that only the necessary amount is used to meet stringent quality specifications. By doing so, Greenply significantly reduces the use of wax and saves considerable costs while impacting on the environment with the elimination of excess wax usage. This remarkable achievement aligns perfectly with Greenply's commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management.

Mr. Hansjorg Prettner, VP Europe and Asia praised the outstanding collaboration with EVP Mr. Roman Poddar and his team, which led to the successful design, delivery, and satisfaction of Greenply with this exceptional project. Thanks to the SMARTWAX ECO System, Greenply has seen a remarkable 30% reduction in wax expenditure.

Speaking about the revolutionary system, Mr. Roman Poddar, expressed his delight, stating, "The performance of the SMARTWAX ECO System has surpassed our expectations, saving us substantial costs right from day one. We are thrilled with the results."

Mr. Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH, added, "This achievement further demonstrates the immense value that SMARTECH technology brings to the wood-based panel sector. Our SMARTWAX and SMARTRESIN Systems, coupled with AI-based Autonomous Manewfacturing™ software solutions, empower our global customers to enhance profitability and embrace sustainability."

With the SMARTWAX ECO System paving the way for smarter, greener production processes, Greenply Industries is positioning itself as a leader in the wood-based panel industry. As they continue to adopt cutting-edge technologies, they are poised to inspire change and drive positive transformation in the manufacturing landscape.

About SMARTECH
SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart and autonomous factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, data-driven and sustainable assets.

SMARTECH – Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

For more information about SMARTECH's innovative tech solutions for the traditional manufacturing sector, visit our website www.smartech.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing
SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies
+972 54-760-7024
nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

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August 27, 2023
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SMARTECH Appointed to Vice-Chairmanship of Intelligent Manufacturing Association in China

Tel Aviv, 3 August 2023

SMARTECH is proud to announce that it has been appointed to the prestigious vice-chairmanship of the Intelligent Manufacturing Sub-association (IMS) of National Forest Production Industry Association in China as of July 2023. The IMS is the leading association promoting AI-based manufacturing technology solutions to the Chinese forestry sector.

SMARTECH is a leading technology vendor to the global wood-based panel manufacturing sector. SMARTECH offers manufacturers acclaimed Smart Material Systems to reduce the use of raw materials and the Autonomous Manewfacturing™ AI-based Platform that unleashes the power of data in the production lines.

The former includes SMARTWAX and SMARTRESIN Systems, which via proprietary technology improve the distribution of wax and resin, respectively, in the manufacturing process, without any deleterious effects on board properties.

The latter Autonomous Manewfacturing™ Platform is the first closed-loop autonomous control system for critical production processes in the forest products sector. With partnerships with international market players in the wood products ecosystem, SMARTECH is the first to offer AI tools to increase production throughput, improve quality and lower manufacturing costs. SMARTECH has energetically promoted the benefits of AI technology for wood manufacturing at multiple global forums, such as LIGNA, and will continue to use its position to endorse the adoption of AI to improve sustainability and productivity.

Hanoch Magid, SMARTECH CEO to say "It is an honor to take this leadership role for encouraging the adoption of AI technology. We appreciate the recognition of SMARTECH as a thought leader in this space and we are optimistic that we will have a positive impact on the IMS and the forest products ecosystem.”

Hans Prettner, SMARTECH VP Europe and Asia to add "We are proud to assume this high-profile role. We hear frequently from forestry sector manufacturers keen on incorporating AI technology and we look forward to promote its benefits for the industry as a whole."

About SMARTECHSMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart and autonomous factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, data-driven and sustainable assets.

SMARTECH – Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH's innovative tech solutions for the traditional manufacturing sector, visit our website www.smartech.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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Read this exclusive interview with our senior management to learn about the future of the wood panel industry

Caesarea, 11 July 2023

Read the exclusive interview with our visionary CEO Hanoch Magid and VP Sales, Hans Prettner, as they offer a glimpse into the exciting future of cutting-edge AI technolog for the wood-based panel industry.

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH Wows Visitors at LIGNA 2023 with Inaugural Participation

Tel Aviv, June 15, 2023

SMARTECH, a leading technology provider to the wood-based panel industry, announces its positive reception as a first-time exhibitor at LIGNA 2023 in Hannover, Germany.


LIGNA, the flagship global wood products expo and trade fair held biannually in Hannover Germany, showcased top vendors across all wood product industry sub-sectors. SMARTECH, exhibiting for the first time, received unprecedented interest from wood-based panel manufacturers and adjacent wood sector technology vendors. Of particular interest were the raw material solutions for lowering manufacturing costs and SMARTECH AI-based autonomous manufacturing solution for bringing closed-loop autonomous control to critical production processes.


Hanoch Magid, SMARTECH CEO said: "Wood-based panel manufacturers sought improvements to their manufacturing cost structure and were very pleased to hear about our SMARTWAX, SMARTMDI and SMARTPF Systems. However, what stole the show was the reception to our Autonomous Manewfacturing™ Solution, a first of the kind software that brings autonomy to production lines. We have a lot of work cut out for us until the next LIGNA. I want to take this opportunity to thank SMARTECH’s incredible team that showed enthusiasm, devotion and professionalism during the whole week, and acknowledge LIGNA’s organizers for putting on an outstanding show after a prolonged break."


Oren Yahav, SMARTECH’s AI Director, who stated that autonomy is the future of the wood-based panel industry in his talk on LIGNA.stage, said "We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of vendors from adjacent subsectors in the wood products industry who were interested in incorporating our AI technology in their offerings."


SMARTECH co-presented with Siempelkamp during the week their co-product: ProdIQ SmartPress that grabbed the attention of senior plant executives and showcased their raw material systems with ANDRITZ that showed strong signs of interest.


Hansjorg Prettner, vice-president APAC and Europe at SMARTECH to conclude: “It was our first venue at LIGNA and it was a true success! Today we are recognized as a trusted tech provider of super innovative solutions revolutionizing the wood-based panel industry and many returns are expected from the show. We look forward to repeating such excellent exposure and business opportunities at the next LIGNA trade fair in 2025.”


To learn more about the way SMARTECH brings autonomy to production lines, Oren Yahav’s talk as available HERE.


About SMARTECH


SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart and autonomous factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, data-driven and sustainable assets.


SMARTECH – Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies Announces its First Participation at LIGNA 2023

Caesarea, 8 May 2023

SMARTECH, a leading technology vendor to the manufacturing sector, is announcing its participation at LIGNA 2023 from May 15-19th in Hannover, Germany.

“With global interest in AI and sustainability surging, this is the right timing for us to share our vision and leadership, and showcase our game-changing product portfolio on both fronts at LIGNA” said Hanoch Magid, SMARTECH’s CEO. “Both of these themes are addressed with SMARTECH's Autonomous Manewfacturing™ software and set of cutting-edge raw material management systems that have been successfully installed at many OSB, PB and MDF manufacturing plants around the globe to help wood-based panel manufacturers deliver on performance and profitability.”

At LIGNA trade fair 2023, SMARTECH will reveal its brand-new corporate identity reflecting its super-innovative technologies for the traditional manufacturing sector. SMARTECH will be showcasing at booth C28 in Hall 26 its smart raw material systems- SMARTWAX and SMARTMDI for reducing respectively wax and resin consumption and its breakthrough AI-powered Autonomous Manewfacturing™ solution offering wood-based panel manufacturers meaningful savings and a boost in profitability.

In parallel, the SMARTECH team will co-present the joint ProdIQ SmartPress AI-based solution at the Siempelkamp booth E27 in Hall 26, and will give daily expert talks during the week about the way their co-solution can deliver better results and make wood-based panel manufacturers more profitable.

For its first venue SMARTECH has planned a Happy Hour to celebrate SUCCESS with its partners and customers on Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 16:00 at its booth.

On Thursday May 18th 2023 at 14:40, SMARTECH's AI Director, Oren Yahav will be presenting at LIGNA.Stage in Hall 16: "Is Autonomy the Future of Wood-Based Panel Industry?” and we would like to take this opportunity to invite LIGNA participants and our customers worldwide to join us in-person or via the online broadcast to learn how autonomous manufacturing is going to revolutionize the traditional manufacturing sector.

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart and autonomous factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, data-driven and sustainable assets.SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH Featured in Wood-Based Panels International

Caesarea, 30 March 2023

SMARTECH CEO Hanoch Magid was interviewed by Wood-Based Panels International, regarding SMARTECH's offerings, prospects and acceptance in the wood-based panel industry.

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH Snags Smart Factory Category Award from People and Computers 2022

Tel Aviv, 23 March 2023  

SMARTECH is proud to announce that last month it has been recognized by People and Computers in its annual competition for IT Excellence for its outstanding implementation of Autonomous Manufacturing project in the field of Smart Factories.

SMARTECH deployed its exceptional AI-based Autonomous Manufacturing Platform at a leading European manufacturer in the traditional manufacturing sector. The Autonomous Manufacturing solution increases production throughput, product quality and lowers cost by driving autonomously critical manufacturing processes.

This is the first year that SMARTECH has participated in the competition for IT Excellence by People and Computers. SMARTECH is delighted to win the award in the category of SMART FACTORIES, Robotic Process Automation.

Oren Yahav, Director of AI said "We are very excited about this implementation of Autonomous Manufacturing at a leading manufacturer. We are grateful for this recognition and are confident that this challenging project will become a lodestar for implementation of autonomy in traditional manufacturing."

Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH said: "We are the pioneer-in the development and implementation of autonomous solutions for the industrial sector. The benefits are substantial for manufacturers struggling with rising costs for inputs, shortages of skilled operators and sustainability targets. With our AI-based Autonomous Manufacturing software in hand,manufacturers can enhance their business and operational targets and take the step forward for operational excellence. We are grateful for the recognition of People and Computers and thank them for this honor."

About SMARTECH – Manewfacturing™ Technologies

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines intohigh-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. SMARTECH is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

About People & Computers IT Awards

People & Computers hosts an annual awards event to acknowledge outstanding IT projects involving Israeli companies. The jury is made up of a group of distinguished industry representatives who select the top projects which showcases the depth and breadth of industry accomplishments. For more information, see https://www.pc.co.il/

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH to Deliver Four Additional SMARTWAX Systems to EGGER, a Global Leader in Wood Panel Industry to Reduce Wax Use

Caesarea, 21 February 2023

SMARTECH, a pioneering hi-tech company that develops innovative engineered systems to reduce raw materials use, is proud to announce that they have received a new order from EGGER Group to deliver four additional SMARTWAX Systems in 2023 with an option for four supplementary systems in 2024.

This order continues the long-running relationship between the two companies. EGGER currently operates several SMARTWAX Systems at select facilities in Europe.

SMARTWAX is SMARTECH's patented and renowned in-line wax suspension solution that dramatically reduces the use of wax in the manufacturing of wood products and provides exceptional cost savings to manufacturers.

With installations in wood panel mills around the globe, SMARTWAX drives a step-change reduction in production costs while enhancing the product quality. SMARTWAX Systems are easy to install and operate, and result in unprecedented cost savings allowing a quick ROI (return on investment) to the manufacturer.

In addition to growing panel demand worldwide, over the last few years, wood-based panel manufacturers have faced turbulent wax and resin pricing and SMARTECH is glad to play a key role in mitigating this risk.

Hans Prettner, VP APAC and Europe said: "We are grateful to the EGGER Group for choosing our SMARTWAX Systems again and for the excellent cooperation we have had with them throughout the entire process. We are excited to see the positive impact that these new units will have on their operations and we look forward to a busy and fruitful 2023 and 2024.

"Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH said: "We strongly believe that this is a big win for both sides and we are really happy to deepen our engagement with a storied manufacturer like EGGER. We are looking forward to serve more wood-based panel manufacturers with our industry renowned technology and our new AI-based breakthrough Autonomous Manufacturing solution. We are committed to deliver the best outcome to our customers and are looking forward to work together for many years to come."

About SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by reducing raw materials use and unleashing the latent potential of data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. SMARTECH is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

About EGGER Group

The family company, founded in 1961, employs approximately 11,100 people. At 21 plants worldwide, they produce an extensive product range of wood-based materials (chipboards, OSB and MDF boards) as well as timber. The company generated a turnover of EUR 4.23 billion in the 2021/2022 business year and has worldwide customers in the furniture industry, wood and flooring retailers, as well as DIY markets. EGGER products are found in countless areas of private and public life, including kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, hotels and shops. EGGER is a full-range supplier for the furniture industry, interior design, wood construction and wood-based flooring industries.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH Named One of Solution Nation's First 40 Most Promising Companies

Caesarea, 1 February 2023

After reviewing hundreds of nominations over six months in its quest to identify Israel’s most disruptive companies, Solution Nation names SMARTECH one of the First 40 companies. “The worldwide multi-trillion-dollar manufacturing industry is ripe for disruption. Israel-based SMARTECH is in the process of transforming manufacturing from top to bottom. SMARTECH brings long-needed innovation to industrial process control. Its AI-driven solution brings real-time closed-loop autonomous control to critical manufacturing processes, making line operators time on the job dramatically more productive and predictable, and substantially improving three main production parameters – cost, productivity and quality” according to Shoan Snoday, President of Solution Nation.

Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH, said, “We are delighted to have been named a Solution Nation First 40 Company. We appreciate the hard work that the Solution Nation team spent vetting so many promising companies.”

David Wanetick, author and CEO of Solution Nation, stated, “Our First 40 selection criteria included size of addressable market, soundness of business plan, evidence of traction, uniqueness of product offering and a management team with demonstrated success. Based on our review, SMARTECH checked those boxes. We look forward to watching SMARTECH deploy its smart and autonomous manufacturing innovations in a growing number of industries and countries around the world.”

About SMARTECH:SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials and data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit www.smartech.com.

About Solution Nation:Solution Nation is developing a unique platform dedicated to connecting public and private Israeli companies with investors from all over the world. Solution Nation created the world’s most robust library of podcasts focused on the Israeli innovation ecosystem.Solution Nation’s First 40 Companies is a list of 40 of the most promising companies in Israel. The selection process involves soliciting nominations from a wide range of professionals in the investment and business communities, both within Israel and internationally. Companies that are named to the "First 40" list are considered to be at the forefront of innovation and are likely to have significant growth potential. www.solutionnation.info

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Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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August 2, 2023
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The Autonomous Revolution - From Traditional Manufacturing Plants to Smart Factories

7 December 2022

Read the interview of our CEO, Hanoch Magid, published in People and Computers Magazine (in Hebrew) and learn how SMARTECH is revolutionizing the manufacturing sector by transforming traditional plants into smart and autonomous factories.

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine

We are proud that our partnership with Siempelkamp is featured in one of the leading panel industry magazines in Asia.

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey

Siempelkamp, one of the leading global wood panel equipment suppliers, held a successful customer day in Turkey and featured the collaborative work with SMARTECH on Autonomous Manufacturing.

Stephan Niggeschmidt, managing director of Siempelkamp Logistics and Service said positively: "This concept will enable wood-based panel plant operators to realise unimagined benefits by unlocking the potential in the data, enabling Prod-IQ · SmartPress to further increase the productivity of their plants".

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August 2, 2023
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SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry

Caesarea. 12 October 2022

SMARTECH, a pioneering Israeli hi-tech company that develops smart technologies for the traditional manufacturing sectors, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with the giant Siempelkamp. The agreement calls for a technology and commercial collaboration to bring breakthrough autonomous process control to engineered wood panel manufacturing plants.

The two parties will jointly offer the closed-loop Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution for engineered wood panel presses. The Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution utilizes AI and machine learning algorithms and real-time data to directly increase press throughput and quality while lowering manufacturing costs.  

The Prod-IQ · SmartPress architecture aggregates real-time production parameters along with contextual input from various press operators, and then generates a new operational base-line for higher performance levels across the mill's shifts. Autonomous process decision-making has conventionally resided with the machinery operator, Prod-IQ · SmartPress now shifts autonomous decision-making to the plant itself.

Siempelkamp and SMARTECH have validated the unprecedented capabilities of Prod-IQ · SmartPress on a full-scale wood panel production line with a leading global engineered wood panel manufacturer.

Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH said: “We are delighted to offer this unique AI-based solution to the wood-based panel sector, and we expect it will quickly become the North Star for Industrial Autonomy in the industry. We are extremely proud to partner with Siempelkamp on Prod-IQ · SmartPress.”

Mr. Hansjoerg Prettner, SMARTECH’s VP Europe and Asia and a wood-panel industry veteran with almost twenty-years experience said: “The capabilities of Prod-IQ · SmartPress have shown that innovative AI technologies can bring unprecedented benefits to manufacturers by unleashing the potential of data and increasing productivity. SMARTECH and Siempelkamp are revolutionizing the wood panel sector with their AI-based solution that it is far beyond industry 4.0”.

Mr. Gregor Bernardy, Head of MES and Industrial IT Solutions at Siempelkamp added: “We are enthusiastic to offer the AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress closed-loop solution together with SMARTECH to help wood manufacturers extract even more value from their panel presses, and ultimately improve their bottom-line. This software tool will equip manufacturers with leading-edge technology to successfully face their operational challenges.”

Mr. Marc Müller, Head of Sales at Siempelkamp, underlined: "For many years we have been pursuing our strategy of a self-optimizing plant. With our Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution,we have now developed the final building block for this in our Prod-IQ® software family with a strong partner. This enables our customers to achieve operational excellence at the highest level.”

 

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials and data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. We spark new possibilities for manufacturing with intelligence.

SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit www.smartech.com.

 

About Siempelkamp

As a technology provider for machinery and equipment, casting and nuclear technology the Siempelkamp group has an international footprint. We are a system supplier of press lines and complete plants for the wood-based panel industry, metal forming, as well as the composites and rubber industries. With one of the world’s largest hand-molding foundries, we manufacture large cast parts at our Krefeld location; these have a total unit weight of up to 320 t. We also provide transport and storage containers for radioactive waste, and specialize in the dismantling of nuclear plants. The wood-based panel industry forms one of our central markets and our core competence: We cover the entire production process for wood-based panels – from round log and raw material handling up to storage and handling solutions for the finished wood-based panels as well as new approaches of machine learning. We provide our customers with comprehensive after sales & service throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

For media and press inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Nathalie Vaknin, VP Marketing

Email: nathalie.vaknin@smartech.com

Phone: +972 54 760 7024

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SMARTECH unveils SmartForming, first AI-based module for forming line in wood panel manufacturing
SMARTECH unveils SmartForming, first AI-based module for forming line in wood panel manufacturing
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SMARTECH Moves to New Office and Supports Evacuees from Southern Israel
SMARTECH Moves to New Office and Supports Evacuees from Southern Israel
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Greenply Industries Completes Installation of SMARTWAX ECO System at Its New MDF Facility in India
Greenply Industries Completes Installation of SMARTWAX ECO System at Its New MDF Facility in India
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SMARTECH Appointed to Vice-Chairmanship of Intelligent Manufacturing Association in China
SMARTECH Appointed to Vice-Chairmanship of Intelligent Manufacturing Association in China
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Read this exclusive interview with our senior management to learn about the future of the wood panel industry
Read this exclusive interview with our senior management to learn about the future of the wood panel industry
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SMARTECH Wows Visitors at LIGNA 2023 with Inaugural Participation
SMARTECH Wows Visitors at LIGNA 2023 with Inaugural Participation
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SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies Announces its First Participation at LIGNA 2023
SMARTECH Manewfacturing™ Technologies Announces its First Participation at LIGNA 2023
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SMARTECH Featured in Wood-Based Panels International
SMARTECH Featured in Wood-Based Panels International
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SMARTECH Snags Smart Factory Category Award from People and Computers 2022
SMARTECH Snags Smart Factory Category Award from People and Computers 2022
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SMARTECH to Deliver Four Additional SMARTWAX Systems to EGGER, a Global Leader in Wood Panel Industry to Reduce Wax Use
SMARTECH to Deliver Four Additional SMARTWAX Systems to EGGER, a Global Leader in Wood Panel Industry to Reduce Wax Use
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SMARTECH Named One of Solution Nation's First 40 Most Promising Companies
SMARTECH Named One of Solution Nation's First 40 Most Promising Companies
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The Autonomous Revolution - From Traditional Manufacturing Plants to Smart Factories
The Autonomous Revolution - From Traditional Manufacturing Plants to Smart Factories
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SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine
SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine
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SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey
SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey
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SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry
SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry
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