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THINGS initiated successful Industry 4.0 project between ASSA ABLOY and MTEK Industry

Stockholm October 8 2020, The Deep tech hub THINGS in Stockholm proudly announces a successful collaboration in the area of Industry 4.0 between its member companies ASSA ABLOY Group and MTEK Industry AB, initiated at THINGS.

During one of many Executive Briefings at THINGS, representatives from ASSA ABLOY Group, one of the Main Partners at THINGS, were presented an innovative digital assembly case by THINGS member MTEK.

This first presentation resulted in a pre-study and implementation of automation and digitalization in the lock cylinder assembly process at ASSA ABLOY’s factory in Eskilstuna, based on MTEK’s adaptive automation solution MCell. The solution has recently been put into commercial operations.

Mikael Nylander, Operations Manager at ASSA ABLOY’s Eskilstuna factory comments on the joint collaboration and the value with the adaptive automation cell: “This assembly cell is a first important step on our digitalization and automation journey, towards the Factory of the Future”.

“The opportunity to implement our adaptive automation cell in a Small Parts Assembly application at ASSA ABLOY was a very important moment for our company" said Mattias Andersson, founder and CEO of MTEK Industry. ”We are happy to be part of the large Swedish and International ecosystem of companies at THINGS, which is a great setting to meet relevant industry players.", Mr Andersson continues.

”We started THINGS six years ago to learn how to transform innovation in small companies to value creation in large through collaboration, and this is a wonderful example of what happens when we get it right”, says Magnus Melander, co-founder and evangelist at THINGS. ”The secret sauce is to work with corporate-ready young tech companies as MTEK and forward-leaning corporates, such as ASSA ABLOY”, concludes Melander. 

ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 49,000 employees and sales of SEK 94 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

MTEK Industry is a leading provider of Factory Intelligence Software and Flexible Automation Solutions that are the Digital Building Blocks of the Smart Factory. Its mission is to simplify and accelerate the adoption of Smart Factory, IIoT and Industry 4.0 principles by delivering a Digital Dividend through solid measurable Return on Investment.

For more information please contact Magnus Melander, Evangelist and Cofounder, THINGS or +46 70 230 72 51


  • industry 4.0
  • automation
  • robotics
  • deep tech

THINGS was established six years ago to learn how to transform innovation in small innovative tech companies to value creation in large companies through collaboration. THINGS members today includes over 120 smaller Swedish tech companies and some 45 Swedish and foreign larger companies including ASSA ABLOY, Husqvarna, NCC, Akademiska Hus, Scania, SAAB, Mavenir Networks, IHI Corporation, Telia Company, Vantiq and Flir Systems.