October 06, 2016

Accenture Wins Airbus Best in Class Award for Innovation at the 2016 Airbus Supplier Conference

HAMBURG; Oct. 6, 2016 Airbus has honored Accenture with the Best in Class Award for Innovation. This award, presented at the 2016 Airbus Supplier Conference, recognizes the success of a wearable technology initiative that was designed to improve the manufacturing process and accelerate time to market for the A330 aircraft. The initiative, developed and implemented by Accenture in collaboration with Airbus, provides leading edge technology and field support, eliminating errors and increasing productivity of the addressed assembly process by 500% on the A330 Final Assembly Line.

As part of a long term strategy to reap the benefits of digital, Airbus recently signed a five year ‘Digital Shopfloor Service Agreement’ with Accenture that will see Airbus operators on the A330 Final Assembly Line equipped with the most advanced mobile and wearable devices to support them in their daily work, increasing productivity, improving quality of service and ultimately generating significant savings.

“We are thrilled to receive this innovation award and would like to thank the team at Airbus for the recognition,” said Julio Juan Prieto, Aerospace & Defense Managing Director at Accenture. “This is a perfect example of how businesses should embrace digital disruption. Wearable technology can be a game changer in taking the industry to where it should go on a massive scale: to an all-digital mind set, all the time. The use of this breakthrough innovation will no doubt have a significant impact on productivity and the quality of service.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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