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Illustrations for the Smart Factory

Together with the Technical College of Gothenburg (GTC), we have been working on a project called Smart Factories.

Behind the working name is both a factory with real industrial robots, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and a host of other interesting initiatives.

Customer:Göteborgs Tekniska College

Gothenburg Technical College is the result of a unique collaboration between the business community and the municipality. The company is jointly owned by the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars together with the City of Gothenburg.

The smart fac­to­ry is tak­ing shape

The project pri­mar­i­ly aims to inspire and edu­cate today’s young peo­ple about what it means to work in the indus­try today, when it comes to robots, dig­i­ti­za­tion and new tech­nol­o­gy rather than the clas­sic image of some­one stand­ing on a run­ning belt and man­u­al­ly mount­ing phys­i­cal objects.

A col­lab­o­ra­tion between school and busi­ness and a plat­form to cre­ate com­pe­tence and dis­sem­i­nate knowl­edge about indus­tri­al dig­i­ti­za­tion. The goal of the project is to build two mini fac­to­ries with stu­dents, super­vised by companies.

The cool thing is that the project also builds up real­ly small fac­to­ries with indus­tri­al robots, automa­tion and every­thing that belongs to today’s smart factory.

Today the fac­to­ry is locat­ed at Lind­hol­men, but it is also pos­si­ble to view and work with the fac­to­ry with the help of VR, AR and by using cam­eras and func­tions in ordi­nary mobile phones. The plan is for the con­cept to be exhib­it­ed at both the Uni­ver­se­um in Gothen­burg and Balt­haz­ar in Skövde.


A large part of our work is the unique illus­tra­tions that have been devel­oped for use in both mar­ket­ing, pre­sen­ta­tions and in the project app. All illus­tra­tions are based on how the real fac­to­ry looks and works, and are made in iso­met­ric 3D” which feels both play­ful but at the same time tech­ni­cal­ly relevant.

The cooperation with Republic has been very good throughout the project and we are very pleased with the result.

– Johan Bengtsson, Teknisk utvecklingschef på GTC