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Xtractor, which is part of the Semcon Group, has been awarded a new framework agreement with Stockholms stad (the City of Stockholm) for the production of the municipality’s digital training courses. The agreement, which comprises services of up to SEK 20 million per year, makes Xtractor/Semcon the first-choice supplier.
Semcon has signed a new four-year framework agreement with Göteborgs Stad (the City of Gothenburg) for consulting services within business development.
Inspection is a time-consuming part of the logistics chain that can get easier, safer and more efficient with help of the latest AI technology. Semcon supports machine vision solution provider IVISYS in developing its patented solution for automated visual inspection and taking the business to the next level.
Semcon has signed a new three-year framework agreement with Getinge regarding technical consulting services within life science, covering both product and production development.
Every summer, ferries transport crowds of visitors between islands in the Swedish archipelago. With the help of a new AI platform, each ferry can now reduce its fuel consumption by 10-25 percent, which contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. This is according to the results from long-term testing.
Semcon is assisting Boliden with the expansion of its zinc smelter in Odda, Norway. This expansion is aiming to increase the zinc production by 75 per cent while maintaining a minimal environmental footprint. Semcon is providing its expertise in process efficiency and transport automation for the project.
In a new project with Volvo Cars, Semcon develops the digital workshop information for an upcoming electric vehicle model. The project involves diagnostic, service and spare parts information, and is planned to run through September 2023.
Continuously learning new things at work has never been more important than today. Therefore companies need to be able to offer their employees engaging learning experiences with the help of the latest technology. Semcon, through its subsidiary Xtractor, is now expanding its offering in digital learning and becoming the exclusive Swedish partner to UK based Thrive Learning, which offers an innovative learning platform, THRIVE LXP.
Semcon is acquiring the Swedish sustainability consulting company Goodpoint. The acquisition further strengthens Semcon’s ability to support organisations in the transition required to create a better world.
Semcon has signed a new framework agreement as supplier to Graniten. The agreement, which runs indefinitely, covers services in robot programming, electrical design, mechanical design and validation.
Semcon is supporting Norwegian Hystar to develop their new electrolyser technology for the production of green hydrogen. The aim is to produce up to 150% more hydrogen without using more energy than in conventional processes today.The project is now being expanded and Semcon is providing more expertise in order to automate the production of electrolyser stacks, which convert electricity to hydrogen and oxygen.
Semcon has signed a new agreement with leading global train manufacturer Talgo. Semcon in Germany will support Talgo with the digital maintenance documentation of its high-speed trains. More efficient maintenance ensures an increase in train availability, quality and safety.
New technology is paving the way for major improvements in the healthcare sector. One example is the AI-based operation system from medtech company Ortoma that enhances quality and streamlines the process for hip joint, knee joint and back surgery. In a new collaboration, Semcon is supporting Ortoma with specialist skills in software development and technical information.
Semcon is supporting Absolent Air Care Group in the development of a new type of modular carbon filter system for air purification. With the help of user studies and expertise in areas such as product design, mechanical design and flow calculation, Semcon’s team has developed a new design that makes the filter both more efficient and easier to handle.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of organisations are discovering that digital learning solutions offer learning that is flexible and targeted to their audiences. Through the acquisition of the UK company Walkgrove, Semcon is expanding its leading offering in digital learning with a local presence in a new geographic market.
Semcon has signed a new framework agreement with Region Västmanland. The agreement covers services in medical technology equipment as well as information and communication technology in connection with the construction of a new emergency hospital in Västerås.
Semcon is collaborating with Norwegian company Hystar to develop new technology for hydrogen gas production. The project aims to increase the amount of hydrogen gas that can be produced through electrolysis by over 150% compared to current electrolyser technology – without using more energy. To produce renewable green hydrogen gas is identified as a priority by the EU and crucial to achieving the European Green Deal.
When a critical injury to an arm or leg results in intense blood loss, an emergency tourniquet must be applied. Through innovative solutions, competence in industrialisation and eco-design, Semcon in Norway is supporting health tech company Aristeia in the development of its unique tourniquet for bleeding control.
Semcon is acquiring Swedish IT company Tedsys AB. With its expertise in system development, it further strengthens the Group’s digital offering and becomes an important part of Semcon’s growing activities in southern Sweden.
With the help of Semcon, two of Sweden’s largest companies in the forest industry sector, Holmen and Södra, are to examine how self-driving vehicles can improve the work environment and enhance safety at sawmills and other industrial sites. This type of vehicle has great potential for transporting timber and sawn wood within the sites.
In a new partnership Semcon teams up with Brudeli Green Mobility (BGM) in Norway. The collaboration aims to further develop BGM’s patent solutions within hybrid drivelines for the commercial vehicle market.
Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus in Brazil is now launching its new electric delivery truck. As engineering partner, Semcon Brazil has contributed with expertise in electrification, product and test engineering and structural analyses to get the truck ready for the market.
Semcon joins the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the Science Based Targets initiative, the Race to Zero campaign and the UN Global Compact. These initiatives are all aligned with the ambition of the Paris Agreement to limit the global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.
Many companies digitalise their technical information and training courses in order to enhance the customer experience and strengthen aftermarket business. When Sandvik’s division, Stationary Crushing & Screening, wanted to take that step, it chose Semcon to carry out the analysis for the digitalisation of product information and training courses.
Semcon is acquiring 100 per cent of the shares in the Swedish IT company Squeed AB, which reported sales of SEK 105 million in 2020. Squeed’s strong position in software development and agile change management complements Semcon’s digital offering, adds new sectors and broadens the Group’s customer portfolio.
Norwegian airport operator Avinor is now taking the next step towards autonomous snow removal through a new framework agreement regarding the purchase of self-driving runway sweepers. The self-driving technology is developed by the technology company Yeti Move AS, where Semcon is one of the co-owners.
Semcon is developing a digital training course for Suicide Zero that specifically addresses the issue of daring to talk about suicide.
Semcon is, together with FTI and RISE, conducting a new research project aimed at creating more effective handling at recycling stations.
In autumn 2020, Semcon partnered in a development project with Eezer Initiativet, which develops and implements unique motorcycle ambulances to reduce maternal mortality in East and Central Africa. The goal is to make it easier for pregnant women and new mothers to get to hospitals. The project, which is now moving into the next phase, is part of Semcon’s CSR programme.
As functions in vehicles become increasingly advanced, new demands are made for agile working methods in the automotive industry. Semcon is a partner in a new research project funded by Vinnova which aims to devise analysis methods and processes for continuous development of safe connected and automated vehicles.
Xtractor, which is part of Semcon Group, has embarked upon a new partnership with Biometria, a key stakeholder in Swedish forestry. A new learning management system (LMS) will make Biometria’s digital training courses more modern and effective. In the long run, this will give more people access to the knowledge they need to keep our forestry industry running.
In a new project for public transport operator Stagecoach in the UK, Semcon will develop training to assist the servicing of the new Citylink trams for the Supertram network in South Yorkshire. Quicker and more effective maintenance means more reliable trams and greater availability for passengers. This is in line with Semcon’s aim to grow its business within product information solutions for the rail industry.
Semcon has a long history of sustainable technology development. Now the group is becoming even stronger by recruiting Heidi Östlund as its new Head of Sustainability. This recruitment is a part of Semcon's strategic emphasis on reinforcing its position in the field.
A combination of unique design and a sustainable new production technique are responsible for the first stainless steel electric scooter made by Swedish innovation company STILRIDE. With Semcon as its partner, the company is planning to challenge traditional manufacturing techniques and pave the way for new design by using robots to fold steel.
Reduced food waste and affordable groceries for low-income households. The Rescue Mission's MatRätt supermarket opened up in Gothenburg earlier this year. Now, in order to achieve a fairer distribution of groceries, Semcon is developing an app to help with appointment bookings for the customers. Development of the app will be part of Semcon's CSR programme.
Semcon are involved in a project which aims initially to prove that it is possible to install a CT scanner in a helicopter ambulance.
How can companies use big data to improve their product development? The Research Council of Norway is awarding funding to Semcon for a new research project.
This autumn, Semcon will be conducting a new feasibility study for Yilport to investigate how transport flows in the Port of Gävle can be made more efficient. Autonomous vehicles enable logistics processes to be automated, which reduces costs while also improving safety and quality.
Semcon is aiming to grow its business within rail as the demand for new service solutions is rapidly increasing.
Semcon has been trusted to develop all training for the European workshop network in its preparation for the European launch of the 01 car model. Semcon is collaborating with Lynk & Co to provide the technicians with the digital training material needed to acquire the knowledge they need on the new product, the unique Lynk & Co processes and tools.
Semcon is currently deepening its collaboration with fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell. Both through a new framework agreement and by developing a new robotic cell with the use of vision technology that will streamline the production of fuel cells for the vehicles of the future.
Radiation therapy for cancer can cause many side effects for patients. By making use of the opportunities from new technology, Kongsberg Beam Technology is developing a world-unique proton treatment – with minimal side effects for multiple types of cancer. Semcon is responsible for the project's technical and digital development.
Together with Getinge, Semcon is developing a new digital platform to make it easier to identify where the risk of infections during surgery is greatest.
We’re used to chatting with computers nowadays. We talk to Siri and Alexa, for example, in our homes and our cars. But for many companies, services of this kind aren’t an option due to security classified data. Semcon has used the very latest in artificial intelligence to develop a revolutionary virtual assistant for professional use: SIA (Semcon Intelligent Assistant).
A completely new innovation for keeping the hulls of large vessels free from fouling. With Semcon as a technology partner, Jotun, the world leader in marine coatings, is contributing to reduced emissions and healthier oceans through its revolutionary Hull Skating Solutions (HSS).
Semcon has made the acquisition of Stockholm-based company Xtractor, which will become part of business area Product Information. The acquisition means that Semcon is strengthening its position within digital product information through an enhanced expertise in the production of interactive web and mobile training as well as the implementation of Learning Management Systems (LMS).
As technology in products and systems of the future becomes more complex, service and aftermarket information becomes even more important – the key to satisfied users and efficient service. Semcon is a world leading service provider of digital aftermarket information, and the company has seen good growth in the area thanks to the increase in demand in 2019.
Semcon is embarking upon a new partnership with Imagimob, a company developing software for Edge AI, and expanding its digital offering still further as a result. Edge AI means that even more and smaller products can be both connected and intelligent.
Combining the latest in AI, data mining and information architecture means that Semcon is now assisting the Stena Line shipping company with a new pilot project for development of a unique data management solution. This solution is paving the way for new digital, sustainable and profitable services at Stena Line.
With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks.
As part of a Norwegian innovation project relating to future road construction Semcon has developed and validated a solution to make a compactor autonomous. The objective is to eliminate difficult work for staff, reduce the time needed to build new roads and enhance quality, resulting in longer lifespan.
Electric vehicle development is moving at a rapidly increasing pace. There is great potential for heavy-duty vehicles, but it involves different and challenging demands. Within the framework of an e-Mobility-consortium, Semcon Brazil is entering a partnership with Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus to develop the e-Delivery truck as the first step.
Many organisations find project delays both common and costly. Semcon is now launching a cooperation with Velocity Management Group (VMG) in order to strengthen the project management offering. The objective: for more projects to deliver on time.
Autonomous vehicles will be part of our future, but how and where should they be used to benefit us the most? Semcon is developing an autonomous tractor to keep runway edge lights clear of snow as part of a research project investigating new airport maintenance technology. Automation can be used to reduce costs while also increasing efficiency and quality. The technology has now been tested for the first time at Örnsköldsvik Airport.
Yeti Snow Technology, which develops autonomous snow clearance systems for airports, may in time be able to apply their solution to entirely new areas. Today it was announced that Husqvarna Group will join Semcon and Øveraasen as owners of the company. This opens up new possibilities for this smart technology.
The Semcon campaign Add Perspectives, which emphasises the importance of encouraging more women to join the tech industry, has been nominated in two international competitions. When the European Diversity Awards announced their shortlist today, Semcon is nominated for both the Marketing Campaign of the Year title, as well as Diversity Team of the Year. The campaign is also the only Swedish nominee for a “top award” in Content Marketing Awards.
Creating virtual copies of physical products offers great opportunities for future product development. Semcon is now entering a new partnership with EDRMedeso, which develops and sells software for design, development and simulation.
There are clear links between physical activity and performance at school. But how do we inspire pupils to exercise more? As part of an equal health research project being run by Malmö University, Semcon has developed a mobile app that can get pupils to do their homework while also exercising outdoors.
Semcon is part of a new functional safety partnership with a global vehicle manufacturer. This project aims to use quality-assured system solutions to ensure that the autonomous vehicles of the future are reliable.
Lifestyle-related diseases, an ageing population and rapid technical progress all mean that major investments need to be made in the life science sector over the next few years. Semcon is now increasing the pace of its growth in this field.
Semcon is now reinforcing its digital presence still further by recruiting Dragi Atanasovski. Dragi has extensive experience of digital service development and business development, and as of 12 August he will be taking over as the head of the newly established Digital Services division at Semcon.
Technology company Semcon wins double awards in Scandinavia’s largest content marketing competition for the campaign Add Perspectives.
A new contract means that Semcon will be futureproofing the energy plants powering Swedish rail services. The contract covers a total of around 200 plants ensuring that trains can operate smoothly and safely. This project is an example of Semcon’s strategic focus on the rail industry.
Semcon has initiated a multi-year partnership with leading agricultural equipment manufacturer, AGCO. The agreement means that Semcon will be responsible for the development and production of AGCO’s aftermarket information.
BIO X, a 3D bioprinter for human tissue is awarded The Grand Award of Design 2019. The company behind this innovation is CELLINK who, together with Semcon’s design department, have developed a user-friendly and original exterior for the printer.
Demand for digitization in the manufacturing industry is ever-increasing. Besides creating sustainable production, there are major streamlining benefits and savings to be made. Semcon is now aiming to significantly increase its presence in the industry with a unique mix of digital expertise and extensive experience in production optimisation.
Engineering Services, the biggest business area at Semcon, is undergoing restructuring to make it more capable of adapting to market changes. The objective is to meet customers’ future needs more clearly and stay relevant with end users’ changing behaviours with the business area’s entire offering in all regions and industries. The digital offering is strengthened, generating increased growth potential.
Programming is an attractive skill on the labour market and can open doors to many different industries all over the world. Semcon is now offering a course on game programming so that unaccompanied young refugees can wake up to programming, giving them more skills for the future.
Semcon is one of the founding partners of AI Innovation of Sweden – a national initiative to accelerate research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI). With an extensive experience of AI projects, both on theoretical and application levels, Semcon will continue to develop AI solutions that make a difference in people’s lives.
Semcon will be developing new autonomous solutions to help airports reduce their costs and make them safer. This time, the company will be devising smart ways to clear snow from landing lights using autonomous vehicles.
Semcon has developed an electrical system that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.
Semcon expands the partnership with fuel cell company Powercell with a view to upscale the company’s production of fuel cells with automation and robots.
The Yeti project is now embarking upon the next phase in its implementation and the snowploughs will go into live operation at Oslo Airport this winter.
A new framework agreement has also been concluded with AstraZeneca, applicable to everything from product and production development to product information.
Semcon is launching a new collaborative venture with XMReality to enhance the user experience of product information with the help of augmented reality (AR).
Snow, ice, wet leaves and gravel. There are lots of reasons why fewer people cycle in winter. Semcon will be responsible for part of the technical solution in a new research project aiming to examine how autonomous work vehicles can improve the accessibility of footpaths and cycle paths. More people may be persuaded to cycle all year round.
Semcon together with SOS Barnbyar (SOS Children’s Villages) are going to develop a digital solution designed to support children in social care in Sweden – unaccompanied refugee minors, for example.
A 3D printer for human tissue from CELLINK and a user-friendly rack system for bikes from Atran Velo. These are two winning entries for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.
Semcon has acquired the company HAAS-Publikationen GmbH. Through the acquisition, Semcon expands its presence within product information on the German market.
Semcon has today signed an agreement to divest its operations in India, which is part of business area Engineering & Digital Services, to the Indian company ASM Technologies.
It is now clear that technology company Semcon will be embarking upon a new partnership with Kuka Nordic in the field of smart factories. As the system
provider, the company will be working together with Kuka to develop the offering for Industry 4.0 on the Nordic market.
A popular twin turbo, three-litre diesel engine may be taking to the water soon. Semcon has been working in cooperation with Cimco Marine to complete a successful pilot study looking at converting the engine for marine use.
Semcon climbs eight places in the top 100 list of this year’s Business Barometer and is thereby named rocket of the year. Universum conducts the survey, in which engineering students rank Sweden’s most attractive employer.
Technology company Semcon is entering a new collaborative venture with energy corporation Fortum. The project involves the upcoming refurbishment of hydropower stations at Kallsjön. The SEK 20 million project will extend over two years.
Technology company Semcon has been awarded ‘Brand Journey of the Year’. The prize acknowledges the company in Sweden that has conducted the most successful brand movement during 2017.
Daniel Rundgren has been appointed as the new Business Area President for Semcon’s largest business area, Engineering Services, and will join the Group management.
Technology company Semcon is now working together with Volvo Bil to test the option of driverless movement of cars through the logistics chain.
A vehicle today is moved about 25 times manually before it reaches the end customer. Yet new research shows how cars can be transported through the logistics chain without a driver. The system was developed by Semcon in collaboration with seven other companies. A prototype is already up and running.
An innovative marine searchlight from Colorlight and an advanced measurement instrument developed with Orexplore are Semcon’s two winning contributions to the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017.
Before self-driving cars can become reality, we have to be able to guarantee that they are safe. Semcon’s contribution to the project focuses on communication between drivers and vehicles.
During some years Semcon has been focusing on knowledge build up and support to our customers within the autonomous driving field, as a part in our responsibility to find solutions for a safe and efficient society.
Yeti Snow Technology, owned jointly by Semcon and Øveraasen, has signed a cooperation agreement with Norwegian airport operator Avinor to develop a self-driving snow removal vehicle.
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