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CEAT Becomes World’s First Tyre Brand To Get Lighthouse Certification – Know Why Is It Important.

The homegrown tyremaker’s Halol plant has been bestowed with a prestigious award by the World Economic Forum. This certification is given to select companies.

CEAT becomes world first tyre brand to get

History bears testimony that technology and innovations have transformed industries and turned-up businesses. In the automotive world, technology is driving the growth and efficiency of companies, and these brands are striving hard to make their business model sustainable in today’s fast pace environment.

In the same spirit, CEAT has grabbed a prestigious award given to only selected manufacturers. One of the leading tyre makers in India, CEAT’s Halol manufacturing unit has become the first tyre production plant in the world to get the Lighthouse Certification by the World Economic Forum. What’s the motive behind this certification, and why it is important in the context of tyre manufacturing, let’s explore everything below.


What Is Lighthouse Certification?

The certification is a prestigious accreditation given to a select few brands or factories around the world, that maintains certain standards in manufacturing. The certification is given to those who use Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) technologies in improving the quality and efficiency of their manufacturing.

The FIR includes advanced analytics, predictive analytics and machine learning, which helps in transforming manufacturing units, business models and value chains for improving factory parameters, empowering the workforce, creating sustainability, and increasing productivity.

FIR is the synthesis of many things, such as advances in the field of artificial intelligence, interconnectivity, smart automation, and robotics, blurring the lines between the digital, physical and biological world. Technology is the development of new human-machine interaction to carry out highly complex jobs.


What Is The Impact Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution On The Tyre Industry?

The first three industrial revolutions were driven by mechanization & arrival of the steam engine, followed by electrical generation and then by computers & microchips. Now the world has entered the fourth industrial revolution, which is the conjunction of computers, robots and the Internet of Things (IoT) taking place in every industry, including the tyre.

With automation doing all the tasks in a structured environment, the tyre industry is witnessing the following impacts of the fourth industrial revolution:

Tracing and tracking of raw materials – Industry 4.0 gives full control to manufacturers in terms of tracking, and tracing the raw materials and work in progress through different manufacturing processes and to outbound shipping with utmost efficiency and accuracy.


Transfer Of Raw Materials

The transfer of raw materials, compounds, and other components is done via automated systems, including mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, monorails and conveyors. All these subsystems are arranged by higher-level control systems (cyber-physical systems), which can assess and adapt performance.


Physical And Electronic Connection

Manufacturing execution systems (MES), including software solutions, sensor-based hardware and vision systems work in conjunction to optimize intralogistics, improve inventory and maximize production.



Tyre manufacturers who have aligned their strategies with the Fourth Industrial Revolution are already ahead in the competition. Amalgamating automation and sensors, tyre manufacturers have total control over the material and data flow in their manufacturing units.

Hence, Lighthouse Certification is a unique honour that gives motivation to the manufacturers of the modern age, where the demands of customers and the work environment are constantly changing. The certification from World Economic Forum, which initiated the fourth industrial revolution, addresses the quality and efficiency in their production and distribution facilities with flexible automation backed by data-driven feedback, offering total control over production.

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