Secrets of the Superfactories is a fast-paced and fact-filled documentary series which lifts the lid on production of some of the world’s biggest, greenest and smartest factories around the globe. The series explores how everything from everyday products to iconic design is made, and takes viewers into the hidden world of the hyper-efficient and flexible factories of the future.
Featuring factories in Europe, USA and Asia, Secrets of the Superfactories pinpoints the great breakthroughs that have revolutionised manufacturing processes and looks at the leaps forward in technology that are now underway with breathtaking advances from 3D printing and advanced robotics, to artificial intelligence, wearable devices, and virtual and augmented reality. The new superfactories are transforming the world we live in and the products that are part of everyday life.
This is a new original series produced by Pioneer Productions, commissioned and fully funded by Passion Distribution.
Pioneer Productions is one of the UK's most successful specialist factual producers with a reputation for producing innovative, high quality, popular programmes for both UK and US broadcasters. The company prides itself on an industry-leading expertise in science and history, and a passion for telling factual stories in new and engaging ways.
Pioneer is prolific across a broad range of programme genres including history, science, drama-docs, engineering and adventure. The company has produced over 700 hours of programming, sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Clients include Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic Channel, History, ABC, TLC, Discovery Canada, and in the UK, Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC, and ITV.
Pioneer Productions remains at the forefront of factual innovation and has won numerous awards for its output, capturing some of the most extreme weather on our planet in series such as Raging Planet, developing the use of special effects sequences to see inside human and animal bodies in In The Womb, creating pure CGI films such as Journey to the Edge of the Universe, and incorporating life-like CGI into drama-docs such as Cradle To Grave, The Unsinkable Titanic and Hindenburg. As well as continuing to push the boundaries with what’s possible in CGI, Pioneer is also developing unrivalled expertise in live and ‘as-live’ specialist factual with the Great American Eclipse (Science Channel), and the use of innovative technology in Channel 5 wildlife series Nocturnal Britain.
Other recent productions include long-running high-end science show How The Universe Works (Science Channel), as well as Secrets of Christ’s Tomb for NatGeo.