DFactory Barcelona continues its growth with the addition of Hubmaster to its ecosystem
25 May 2023
- Hubmaster offers warehouse automation solutions through the continuous development of products and software based on the latest trends in sensor technology.
Barcelona, 25 May 2023. – The DFactory Barcelona continues to grow thanks to the important incorporation of another international company. Today, the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB) has welcomed the Hubmaster company to this unique ecosystem of the industry 4.0, which is becoming the most important hub in southern Europe and one of the most innovative in the world.
Hubmaster Storage and Handling Solutions is a manufacturer of warehouse automation solutions using Hubmaster’s patented multi-aisle stacker crane technology. The company focuses on the continuous development of products and software, investing in research and adaptation of the latest trends in sensor technology to improve its technology and offer cutting-edge solutions to its customers. Its products allow to optimize space and efficiency in the warehouse or factory through automatic storage processes, reduce operating costs and increase productivity.
Hubmaster technology is presented as an alternative to self-guided forklifts and traditional single-aisle stacker cranes. Headquartered in Spain, Hubmaster has a global presence with facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and provides consulting, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance services to its customers worldwide. Accustomed to carrying out international turnkey projects, they have a team with more than 20 years of experience.
Pere Navarro, Special State Delegate at the CZFB, said at the welcoming ceremony that “Hubmaster develops sensor and robotics technologies for an environment in the warehousing and logistics sector, linking perfectly with the technology and sector that encourages both, the CZFB and the DFactory Barcelona. Our ecosystem is achieving very positive results in record time, which encourages us to activate a second phase that accommodates the demand of companies in the industry 4.0.”
Mario Sanchez, CEO and Co-Founder of Hubmaster, commented: “The relocation of HUBMASTER to the DFactory Barcelona is a strategic step for our international growth and development that will help us consolidate our leading position in the automated storage sector. We are eager to be part of this dynamic and avant-garde community in Barcelona, where we can participate in world-class conferences and events, share knowledge with industry experts and make the most of networking opportunities. In addition, DFactory’s avant-garde architecture and facilities provide with an inspiring environment to drive innovation and talent attraction, enabling us to achieve new goals and incorporate new technological developments.”
Unique industry 4.0 ecosystem
The CZFB opened the doors of the DFactory Barcelona just a year and a half ago with the aim of being the factory of the future, promoting and developing industry 4.0, new talent and new technologies and investments, in a unique space. In this environment a much more sustainable, new way of producing is materialized. The companies, which develop cutting-edge projects in the field of 3D printing, robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain, artificial intelligence and sensor technology, have the possibility to generate synergies and establish alliances with the rest of the organizations in the building.
The project is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, facilitating the digitalisation of industry as a key lever for the ecological transition and boosting the circular economy by adopting new sustainable production systems and advanced manufacturing.
The ecosystem currently counts with a 17,000m2 facility on four floors, where around 30 companies have already installed themselves and where around 500 people work, with an 80% occupancy rate in just one year.
Some of the most networthy companies that are part of the business ecosystem of DFactory Barcelona are HP, Picvisa, e-Miles Company, NTT Data, On Robot, Alisys, Windforce, Leitat, AsorCAD, Mastertec 3D, Witeklab, Kuka Iberia, Imhoit, VDMHealth, Nexiona, Girbau, Innovae, Stratasys, Ariño Design, Amphos 21, SioCast, ICIL Lab, among others.
Moreover, during the 2023 financial year it is scheduled to start planning the second phase of the emblematic building, which will allow it to reach a further 72,000 square metres in the coming years.