Digital factory of the future

We’ve built Ubisense Smart Factory from the ground up specifically to help vehicle OEMs tackle the challenges of managing ever increasing levels of complexity as they manifest in the assembly process. Smart Factory solutions provide real-time operational awareness, flexible control and data-driven insights that enable smarter decisions for optimal process execution.

  • Measurable cost reduction with lean, optimized procedures throughout the assembly process
  • Guaranteed productivity gains as errors and wasted time are reduced or eliminated
  • Reduced cost of quality by maximizing “right first time” and reducing the cost of rework
  • The ability to manage product customization through error proofing and guide increasingly variable manual processes

Smart Factory was awarded the BestinBiz Silver, Enterprise Software Product of the Year and Bronze Stevie Best New Product of the Year, Industrial Products category at the 12th Annual International Business Awards

Trusted by leading manufacturers


of the world's largest automobile manufacturers use Ubisense Smart Factory solutions


Ubisense has installed over 6,000 sensors and 22,000 tags in over 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide


of vehicles are manufactured every year by automotive companies that use Ubisense Smart Factory solutions

Smart Factory is a system of choice for 


Smart Factory helps manufacturers of 

  • # Passenger Vehicles Learn more

    Passenger Vehicles

    See how we address automotive vehicle manufacturing challenges

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  • # Heavy Vehicles Learn more

    Heavy Vehicles

    We can help to improve your heavy vehicle production operation

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  • # Aerospace & Defense Learn more

    Aerospace & Defense

    Our production-proven system delivers process visibility for global industries

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How it works

The system at a glance

Smart Factory provides both online and offline applications to enhance your manufacturing process. It supports your workforce in their day-to-day roles by providing real-time manufacturing intelligence and control, pinpointing opportunities to improve efficiency and boost profitability.


Ubisense RTLS

Smart Factory gathers location data through its best-in-class Real-Time Location System (RTLS), which includes hardware tags and sensors that connect via UWB radio signals to pinpoint the exact location and identity of assets in the manufacturing process. It combines this data with information from existing plant systems and devices to deliver a virtual interpretation of exactly what’s going on in the factory.

Smart Factory intelligence is instantly connected to the relevant people and tools – providing insights and control that drive real improvements to the bottom line.

Smart Factory Assembly

Ubisense Smart Factory Assembly is a powerful combination of Smart Factory modules Smart Device and Virtual Station, with capabilities engineered from the ground up to specifically help optimize vehicle assembly lines.

Virtual Station

Enables manufacturers to completely virtualize the creation and management of identification points anywhere on the shop floor.  

Smart Device

Gives manufacturers the ability to enable highly accurate, automatic product sensitive device control anywhere on the line.

Smart Factory Offline

Ubisense Smart Factory Offline includes Smart Factory applications Explorer, Process Improvement and Operations Centre, with rich functionality that helps improve offline vehicle manufacturing processes.


An interactive web-based interface which delivers highly reliable real-time location and role-driven search capabilities, tailored around automotive production roles.

Operations Center

A monitoring and reporting tool kit which brings understanding to production processes so that they can be improved.

Process Improvement

A powerful spatial monitoring and analytics platform with which auto-manufacturers can best prioritize Offline workflows.

Case Studies

How Smart Factory helps

  • BMW, renowned for innovation and ultra-efficiency, implemented Ubisense Smart Factory in its Regensburg car manufacturing plant to automate tool control and eliminate manual barcode scanning, driving widespread efficiency gains.


    • Eliminated the cost and burden of manual processes
    • Reduced risk of errors and rework
    • Increased productivity and savings
    • Enabled total traceability and compliance 
    • Increased efficiency and automation


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Smart Factory for Manufacturing

The global automotive industry is growing rapidly and it is evolving. By 2019, manufacturers will be producing 100 million light vehicles per year.


Smart Factory Overview Brochure

Smart Factory is a system that is proven to help manufacturers sustain continuous flow, optimize efficiency and reduce errors in manual assembly processes.


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To find out more about the impact Smart Factory could have on your business, contact us to arrange a meeting.