Industry 4.0 Showcase at Konrady Plastics


Industry 4.0 Showcase – Cobot Implementation

Manufacturing companies across Indiana are further embracing Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing at a rapid rate since the onset of COVID-19.

Conexus will be joining Konrady Plastics, an in-house plastics machine shop, at their headquarters in Portage, IN to showcase the company’s recent Industry 4.0 technology implementation. Konrady serves as just one example of a legacy CNC manufacturing firm implementing Industry 4.0 as a means to remain competitive within the economy and address productivity challenges brought on by labor shortages and other issues facing manufacturers.

The showcase will also feature RoboJob USA/Fusion Robotics, one of Konrady’s technology integrators, to explain the many steps involved in taking on an Industry 4.0 project.

If you’re a northwest Indiana manufacturer considering the implementation of Industry 4.0 technology, please join Conexus Indiana and Konrady Plastics on October 28. Event logistics are below.

Konrady Plastics President and COO, Paul Konrady, and CEO, Leah Konrady, on the shop floor of their plant in Portage.

Who Should Attend: Small- to medium-sized northwest Indiana manufacturers interested in learning about deploying an Industry 4.0 project.

Date & Time: Friday, October 28, 2022, from 1-2 p.m. CT

Location: Konrady Plastics: 1780 Coppes Ct, Portage, IN 46368


  • Introductions
  • Implementing Industry 4.0 as a Legacy CNC Manufacturer – Konrady Plastics
  • Supporting Manufacturers as a Technology Integrator/Vendor – RoboJob USA/Fusion Robotics
  • Q&A & Panel Wrap-up
  • Konrady Plastics Company Tour