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Electrification

Semcon new partner for VW electrification in Brazil

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.

Project Excellence

New cooperation makes way for more successful projects

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

Autonomous solutions tested at airport in unique collaboration project

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.

Autonomous

New partnership with Husqvarna in autonomous technology

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.

Diversity

International acclaim for Semcon diversity campaign

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.

Digital

Semcon in new digital twins partnership

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.

Digital

Semcon develops new game for homework on the go

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.

Autonomous

Semcon in new project for safer autonomous vehicles

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.

Life Science

Semcon focusing on increased growth in life science

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.

Digital

New division manager for Digital Services at Semcon

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.

News

Semcon wins two communication awards

Technology company Semcon wins double awards in Scandinavia’s largest content marketing competition for the campaign Add Perspectives.

Energy

Semcon in new project to futureproof power supply for trains

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.

Product Information

Semcon becomes a global partner for AGCO

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.

Design

Winners of Grand Award of Design for unique 3D bioprinter

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.

Smart products

Semcon develops cloud solution for autonomous drones

Smart products

Semcon develops cloud solution for autonomous drones

Production Development

Semcon increases focus on digitized and sustainable manufacturing industry

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.

News

Greater digital focus when Semcon restructures

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.

News

Semcon offers game programming course for unaccompanied refugees

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.

Artificial Intelligence

Founding partner of AI Innovation of Sweden

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.

Autonomous

More airports can stay open thanks to new autonomous solutions

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.

Electrification

New electric motor for milk tankers reduces emissions

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.

Production Development

Semcon automates production of eco-friendly fuel cells

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.

Applied Autonomy

Semcon tests autonomous snowploughs at Oslo Airport

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.

Life Science

New initiatives for smart MedTech

A new framework agreement has also been concluded with AstraZeneca, applicable to everything from product and production development to product information.

Product Information

Smarter product information with augmented reality

Semcon is launching a new collaborative venture with XMReality to enhance the user experience of product information with the help of augmented reality (AR).

Applied Autonomy

Better cycling options thanks to research into autonomous vehicles

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.

UX

Digital solution to support vulnerable children

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.

Design

Semcon’s product design wins two Red Dot Awards

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.

Product Information

Semcon acquires German product information company

Semcon has acquired the company HAAS-Publikationen GmbH. Through the acquisition, Semcon expands its presence within product information on the German market.

News

Acclaimed car engine to become unique outboard

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.

Autonomous

How safe can autonomous vehicles become?

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.

Smart

Semcon develops autonomous snow removal vehicle

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.

Autonomous

New research project to prove self-driving cars are safe

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.

Automotive

Semcon developing driverless car deliveries for Volvo Bil

Technology company Semcon is now working together with Volvo Bil to test the option of driverless movement of cars through the logistics chain.

News

Semcon wins brand journey of the year 2017

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.

Design

Semcon wins two Red Dot Awards for product design

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.

News

New Business Area President recruited to Semcon

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.

Energy

Semcon wins contract with Fortum

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.

Smart Services

Semcon involved in new smart factory partnership

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.

Automotive

Report from autonomous driving conference in Berlin

Summary of Advanced Suspension Systems Summit for Autonomous Driving

News

Semcon among Sweden’s most attractive employers

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.

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Automotive

Cars will soon be able to deliver themselves

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.

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