IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 26–29 | Cite as

Sweden — A pioneer in the field of automation

  • Gema Switzerland GmbH
Powder Coating Automation concepts

Sweden is responsible for any number of innovations which range from Viking longboats, dynamite and ball bearings through to the SLR camera. The Scandinavians also take a progressive approach to powder coating and have introduced modern technologies and high levels of automation into the process. The three examples below demonstrate the intelligent uses of automation in Swedish industry.

Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden AB (TMHMS), which is part of the Toyota Material Handling Group, is one good example of the innovative ability of Swedish companies. Forklifts and other industrial trucks have been manufactured at its plant in Mjölby in Sweden since 1946. Every year 85,000 units roll off the production line and are exported all over the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CH-St. GallenSwitzerland

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