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Hungary prepares for fourth industrial revolution

Interest in modern industrial solutions in the fields of automation, renewable energy and drive technology has grown by more than 50% compared to last year, claims new research.

Research by táblá, a Hungarian online b2b marketplace, emphasizes the growing need for automation-related industrial solutions. Compared to the first half of 2017, interest has grown by 80%, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. In 2017, the value of requests for quotation on táblá grew by 7.5%, boosting the total amount to around HUF 14 billion.

Ádám Solt, táblá’s director, thinks that Hungary cannot ignore the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0.  

“Industry 4.0 is unavoidable in Hungary, as the interest in automation solutions is growing rapidly. This trend seems so timely that we had to introduce a new retail category, robot-technics, in June,” Solt says. 

Interest in drive technology is also skyrocketing, with the same period seeing a 70% increase on táblá The first half of 2018 saw a growth of 69% in interest in renewable energy solutions, compared to the same period last year, the company says.

The main feature of Industry 4.0 is the intertwining relationship of the virtual and physical worlds. According to international consulting company KMPG, Industry 4.0 will expand to become a USD 4 trillion market.