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Contazara is the first company to receive the AENOR certificate for industry 4.0

The AENOR certificate of management system for digitization according to Specification UNE 0060 it already has its first owner. The industrial SME dedicated to new technologies for water management, Contazara, is the first company to receive this award.

Contazara received in 2020 the National Award for Connected Industry 4.0, granted by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, in its category of industrial SMEs. Since its inception, the company has had a digitization strategy, as well as extensive experience in quality, environmental, health and safety, information security and innovation management systems. The AENOR certification helps industrial organizations to fully digitize through an effective management system, specifically geared towards SMEs.

In 2018, in order to provide a tool that would facilitate the bridging the digital divide At the national level of industry and industrial SMEs, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism created a specific group under the National Connected Industry Strategy 4.0 whose objective was to develop a UNE specification that would serve as a basis and support for all those organizations that aspire to define themselves as Digital Industry or Industry 4.0.

Public-private collaboration

The Specifications UNE 0060 and 0061which are the result of public and private collaboration, try to make industrial companies aware of the need to transform digitally through some basic requirements necessary to reach the levels required by the industry of the future – “Industry 4.0” – and thus reduce the existing digital gap, strengthening the national industrial sector and preparing it for the challenges of the future.

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The UNE 0060 Specification describes the requirements that an industry must meet in order to be considered as digital industry. It allows the digitization of key business processes, which are those that have a significant impact on revenues, costs or customer experience, and from which a greater return is expected due to their digital transformation.

Likewise, it establishes 92 requirements that correspond to aspects that must be taken into account when addressing a process of digital transformation of a company. They are grouped into six blocks: leadership; planning; infrastructures; competence, talent and human capital; information security, and innovation.

To obtain it, organizations must meet at least 80% of the requirements considered mandatory; at the end of the first year they must meet 85% of them, the second year they must meet 90%, and at the end of the third year they must meet 100% of these requirements.

Contazara’s certificate covers digitization applied to its business lines of design, development, production, verification, distribution, marketing, after-sales service and management of smart water meter installations and equipment for their reading, as well as remote reading services.

FAIRY tool

For its award, AENOR’s audit team has assessed the organization’s strategy from its origins, which integrates innovation and digitization. Likewise, the commitment of the management and staff, who have advanced digital skills, stands out. This certification is part of the AENOR Project Trust solutions set, an initiative that supports Spanish companies in accessing European funds from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

It integrates a set of solutions that reinforce the confidence that projects arouse. It includes everything from a new certification that guarantees the alignment of the project with one or several pillars and transversal axes defined in the Plan, to a set of widely recognized certifications in fields such as sustainability or digitization.

The AENOR certification according to the UNE 0060 Specification is aligned with the fundamental axes of the HADA tool (Advanced Digital Self Diagnostic Tool) developed by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism to provide Spanish industry with a free and modern instrument that allows companies to assess their level of maturity in relation to the Industry 4.0 paradigm, in addition to offering the level of impact and usefulness of various digital enablers in the organization, obtaining the degree of priority for its implementation.

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