Industry 4.0: Concrete solutions with added value for SMEs
Networking SMEs, setting standards, generating added value for customers: Following the founding of the Industry Business Network 4.0 association, this year the association of innovative medium-sized companies is presenting a unique solution for the cross-vendor networking of systems in an industrial manufacturing environment as part of the Fertigung 4.0 trade congress. The "Fachkongress Fertigung 4.0 - Konkrete Lösungen mit Mehrwert für den Mittelstand" will take place on Thursday, November 16 in Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria. At the summit meeting of the most important players in the field of industrial digitization, high-ranking representatives of the Industrie 4.0 platform and the Industrial Internet Consortium, for example, will focus on the latest developments relating to the digitization of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Last year, the presentation of the Industry Business Network 4.0 at the Fertigung4.0 trade congress attracted great interest. Numerous medium-sized companies as well as TÜV Süd and Fraunhofer IGCV have joined forces in this association to develop concrete, cross-manufacturer solutions on the topic of Industry 4.0 - from medium-sized companies for medium-sized companies.
Now, one year later, on November 16 in Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, the "Fachkongress Fertigung 4.0 - Konkrete Lösungen mit Mehrwert für den Mittelstand" will follow: as part of its annual main event, the association will present a unique solution for cross-manufacturer networking of plants in an industrial manufacturing environment. The new system was developed in close cooperation with TÜV Süd and Fraunhofer IGCV and as a result is intended to make the great potentials of networked production accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. It is based on the fundamental work on Industrie 4.0 that has been done, for example, by the players of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) - together with the VDMA and the DVS, they will provide an exciting insight into the latest developments in the field of digitization of industry at the trade congress. This year's keynote speaker is Dirk Slama - he is Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations and represents the Bosch Group in the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). He is currently a member of the steering committee and thus the highest body of the IIC.
As in the previous year, the patron of the trade congress is Ilse Aigner (MdL), Deputy Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria and Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology: "With "Industry 4.0", Germany has succeeded in establishing a term worldwide that stands for German manufacturing excellence and innovative strength. Now we must also drive the transfer to the breadth of companies." The Industry Business Network 4.0 association is an excellent example of how Industry 4.0 can succeed in practice and a promising approach to leveraging the great potential of Industry 4.0, Aigner said.
Around 100 to 120 guests and decision-makers from business and science are expected to attend the congress, including numerous decision-makers from Bavarian, German and European mechanical and plant engineering companies and software manufacturers.
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