Innovation: Building the plants of the future
Since its foundation in 1812, Fives has put innovation at the core of its development strategy, by designing and creating pioneering technologies that meet the performance requirements of industrial companies in a broad range of sectors.
To that end, the Group invests in Research and Development to develop machines, process equipment and production lines, thus contributing to building the factories of the future.
Figures as at 31.12.2016
Fives’ innovation news
Designing the plant of the future
Productivity, reliability, versatility, human safety, ergonomics, respect for the environment, energy sobriety, automation, ease of maintenance, etc. The solutions and equipment developed by the Group enable industrial companies to meet their current and future performance challenges.
R&D in the age of open innovation
Fives has adopted a collaborative approach, built on partnerships and joint ventures with public and private players (start-ups, major groups, laboratories and research bodies, universities, etc.). The pooling of expertise and resources helps to accelerate new product development.
IRT Jules Verne
As a member of the IRT Jules Verne, Fives is collaborating on two projects for innovative processes (additive manufacturing) and the implementation of new materials (composites).
Since September 2014, Fives has been working with CEA Tech on technology development programs, as well as on new materials and mobile robotics.
Fives Michelin Additive Solutions
Fives and Michelin are joining forces to become a future major player in 3-D printing.