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Sarah Al Amiri and top officials visiting Halcon

4IR is driving UAE towards a smart industrial sector: Al Amiri

ABU DHABI, September 22, 2021

The integration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) into the UAE’s manufacturing processes is driving the country towards a smart industrial sector, noted Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology.
 
“The integration of 4IR solutions into our value and supply chains is critical to fostering a knowledge- and innovation-based economy, which will shape the next fifty years of the emirates as we continue to cultivate a culture of innovation,” said Al Amiri, who paid a high-level visit to Halcon facilities at Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi, accompanied by a senior delegation of officials from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT). 
 
The minister was hosted by Edge Group Managing Director and CEO, Faisal Al Bannai, and Halcon CEO, Saeed Al Mansoori, in the presence of other senior Edge Group representatives.
 
The tour of Halcon’s manufacturing facilities was supported with a presentation to the minister, in which Halcon detailed how the company is helping secure a digital future through investments in digital transformation; a laser focus on operational excellence; and highlighted the organisational gains achieved to date, and those projected for the future.
 
Al Amiri said: “It’s exciting to see UAE-based companies like Halcon driving the country towards a smart industrial sector powered by advanced technologies.
 
She added: “We recently announced the 4IR Programme, Industry 4.0, which aims to increase industrial production by 30%, and industrial contribution to the local economy by AED25 billion ($6.81 billion), by 2031. These objectives are only achievable through joint efforts between MoIAT and its partners in the public and private sectors.”
 
Al Amiri said that Halcon’s efforts will help to elevate the cutting-edge capabilities of the UAE’s defence industry.
 
Commenting on the visit, Al Bannai, said: “Edge and its entities, including Halcon, are fully aligned with MoIAT’s with regards to the pressing need to invest in an advanced R&D ecosystem and to further enhance our national capacities with future-focused skills. We are bringing these disruptive new capabilities to reality with pace as we leverage the power of data in areas that include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation, to offer superior products and services to the defence sector and beyond.”
 
Halcon is a leading precision guided system and munitions manufacturer utilising cutting-edge digital transformation tools to streamline its business processes and gain complete visibility and transparency across its operations. 
 
Halcon’s digital platform provides real-time decision-making from back-office to shop floor, making the company’s manufacturing facilities among the most advanced in the country, in line with the objectives of Operation 300bn.-- TradeArabia News Service
 



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