Catalonia has firmly committed itself to the smart industry sector, with some 1,100 companies working in this field – a number that has tripled since 2017 – and employing a total workforce of 26,394 people.
With a combined turnover of €5,564 million, 42.6% of these companies have a turnover of more than one million euros, and 15.6% have a turnover of more than ten million euros.
The dynamism of Industry 4.0 here is also seen in the fact that 45.5% of the companies are less than ten years old, 28.5% are startups, and 31.3% are exporting companies.
Industry 4.0 Technologies in Catalonia
Most companies work in the following areas: cybersecurity, IoT, AI, Big Data, robotics, cloud, and additive manufacturing. While the Cybersecurity sub-sector alone comprises 361 companies, the companies with the highest turnover are those focused on the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.
On the other hand, the sectors that most demand Industry 4.0 solutions in Catalonia today are the metallurgy and metal products sectors, followed by food and gourmet products and the logistics, e-commerce, and distribution sectors.