The modular production environment for smart manufacturing companies

FacThory, a multifunctional building tailored to the needs of the manufacturing industry. Develop your project from idea to ‘design for manufacturing’.

Target group

Are you looking for your permanent HQ? Are you looking for a location that offers a wide range of expertise? Are you striving for a suitable, external R&D location? Whether you are a start- or scale-up, an SME or a large Belgian or international company…. For all your challenges with regards to smart manufacturing, FacThory is there to help!

  • Production and assembly industry
  • Engineering, automation or supplier
  • Tech or service companies in manufacturing

A self-reinforcing ecosystem

FacThory is the new building at Thor Park that will be the center of its smart manufacturing ecosystem. The complex will consist of three levels, containing production units, lab and test area, and office space. In addition to the building, Thor Park will invest in machines and equipment to offer pilot and contract manufacturing services.

The benefit of being present at FacThory is that by bringing different types of companies together, they can use each other’s expertise to improve their own product. Tech companies can use the machines on the production floor to showcase their technology, while production companies can use the knowledge of process experts and implement technology from the start of their production to improve their productivity.

Production area for pilot lines
  • Assembly and manufacturing
  • Process optimisation
  • First series production
Lab and test environment for design and engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Engineering
  • Automation
  • Robotisation
Office space as work place and meeting area
  • Meeting rooms
  • Offices
  • Community space
Pilot & contract manufacturing services

In order to keep CAPEX investments as low as possible, Thor Park provides a project manager industry 4.0 and the required machinery. The focus is on three domains:

01 Additive manufacturing and quality control

  • 3D printing and laser
  • Insulation, hybrid and insert
  • In-line inspection and X-ray

02 Digital twin

  • Product
  • Process
  • Combination

03 Flexible assembly

  • Contract manufacturing
  • Operator-friendly
  • Robot and cobot-driven

Manufacturing companies and organisations that are part of the Thor Park ecosystem

Achilles Design

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Autonomous Knight

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Behault Mining

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FacThory is a project supported by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRO – project 1383) and the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Hermes Fund). The financial support amounts to respectively 5.2mEUR and 1mEUR.

Ecosystem for smart manufacturing under construction

FacThory will be finalized in four stages for a total surface of 30.000m². Phase 1 will be ready by december 2023 and consist of:

  • 3.500m² production floor
  • 1.000m² lab and test areas
  • 3.500m² office space

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