Smart-factory Smart-factory Project
Project Sheet

Smart Factory Project

Project No. 24285
Support under the Non-SME Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Name of project: CIN - Smart Factory for Innovative Coatings

Total eligible cost: €7,061,298.30

EU financial support: €3,183,074.15

Project overview:
Implementation of the concept of “Smart Factory” in Maia plant, making use of network connected and controlled methodologies and technologies, to provide high levels of automation, efficiency, precision and reliability.

The introduction of these concepts implies a holistic approach which considers alterations throughout all the production stages, including:


  • Re-engineering the flow of materials throughout the value chain, including the creation of dedicated channels;
  • Endogenization of state-of-the-art, more intelligent and efficient productive technologies;
  • Greater integration between physical systems and digital systems, within an Industry 4.0 logic.


The financial and material execution of the project was completed on 31st December 2018. The tests carried out in the meantime, especially the Site Acceptance Test (SAT), demonstrated the achievement of the proposed technological and industrial objectives, and it is expected that this will have an impact on levels of efficiency and reliability clearly higher than those recorded in the pre-project.