OAL to Speak at Lincoln International Business School Industry 4.0 Event

We’re very excited to announce we'll be speaking at the Lincoln International Business School’s event in partnership with InvestSK. The event is taking place on Thursday 28th June at the Council Chambers, Grantham and will focus on the impact of Industry 4.0.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Robotics, Productivity and Skills: Are you Industry 4.0 ready?
 Samantha Norman speaking about robotics

Samantha Norman speaking about robotics

The event brings together business leaders from the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors to give greater insight into how Industry 4.0 will impact performance, business growth and the types of skills requirements in the industry today.

Sam Norman, HR Director and Jake Norman, Head of Innovation here at OAL will be focusing specifically on the food manufacturing industry and how APRIL Robotics can help overcome manufacturing challenges including the increase in labour costs, decrease in productivity, lack of flexibility and the increasing cost of raw materials. You'll also get to find out more from Sam and Jake how we are working with our partners to lead the robotic revolution in ingredient handling and processing to help make the UK the global market leader for robotic food processing.

Alongside our presentation, the day will investigate the following questions:

  • HOW prepared are you and your business for an uncertain and surprising future?

  • WHAT does it mean to be human in the context of the future of work?

  • HOW do we build and lead organisations in an Industry 4.0 world?

  • WHAT does firm success look like, how does it occur in South Kesteven today, and how will that change?

  • WHAT do leaders do in this emerging context — mindset, power and authority, collaboration, team?

So with lots to learn, see and discover to give your manufacturing environment the competitive advantage it needs, sign up today at:

We're looking forward to meeting and discussing how powerful new digital technologies can impact your food business and start you on your journey towards automation!

Deborah Stokoe