Category: Documents

Industry 4.0 – The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

Industry 4.0 presents tremendous opportunities for innovative producers, system suppliers, and entire regions. But, as with previous transformational developments, Industry 4.0 also poses a severe threat to laggards. As business models, economics, and skill requirements shift, we could well see major...

/ 17. August 2015

Industry 4.0 – The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries

Industry 4.0 presents tremendous opportunities for innovative producers, system suppliers, and entire regions. But, as with previous transformational developments, Industry 4.0 also poses a severe threat to laggards. As business models, economics, and skill requirements shift, we could well see major...

/ 17. August 2015

Industry 4.0 – The role of Switzerland within a European manufacturing revolution

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, one of the biggest and most successful strategy consulting firms worldwide, has taken a look at Switzerland’s role within a European manufacturing revolution. Germany and Switzerland are the only western European countries not to lose industrial...

/ 28. May 2015

Industry 4.0 Challenges and solutions for the digital transformation and use of exponential technologies

Due to Switzerland’s innovation and its flexible job market the Genevan World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked the country first in terms of competitiveness for the 2013-2014 period. But what about innovations in the range of industry 4.0? To which...

/ 27. May 2015

SmartFactoryKL: Pioneer of Industrie 4.0

SmartFactoryKL e.V. is a technology initiatve which was founded in 2005. The founder members BASF, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, KSB, Pepperl+Fuchs, ProMinent, the Technical University Kaiserslautern and Siemens aimed to establish a network with partners from both industry and...

/ 22. April 2015

Progress within the network: The Industrie 4.0 system from SmartFactoryKL

SmartFactoryKL has made it its aim to build a network of partners from industry and research to prepare the way for the factory of the future. At the Hannover Messe 2015 the association presented the worldwide first cross-producer Industrie 4.0...

/ 22. April 2015

German technology industry: Opportunities in a more open supply chain

Germany has the biggest economy in all of europe. But it could only achieve its prominent position by working with partners all around the world. One of Germany's longest and most loyal commercial partners have always been the Netherlands. In...

/ 15. April 2015

Industry 4.0: Upgrading of Germany’s industrial capabilities on the horizon

The forth industrial revolution is imminent and is also going to have a huge influence on the industrial location that is Germany. In the following document author Stefan Heng describes in detail the basic ideas behind industry 4.0, which structural...

/ 6. April 2015

Industry 4.0: Huge potential for value creation waiting to be tapped

Industry 4.0 is going to further develop the industrial location that is Germany. In the following commentary Stefan Heng from Deutsche Bank Research discusses among other things the possibilities which are introduced to our economy and where we stand within...

/ 1. April 2015

Industry 4.0, Big Data and the cloud: driving tomorrow’s innovations

Author Stefan Heng takes a close look at the "Monitoring-Report: Digital Economy 2014", which was published by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany at the end of last year. Furthermore, Heng answers the question, whehter Germany...

/ 1. April 2015