The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industrie 4.0) refers to the advances that are sweeping industry as automation is combined with digitalization and big data. Germany’s Plattform Industrie 4.0 is driving the digital transformation of industry. Members share best practices, use cases and ideas for international standardization.
Supported by Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Ministry of Education and Research, the association brings together companies, associations, trade unions, politics and science to work on concepts, recommendations for action, implementation projects and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
“Lightweighting is a game-changer technology. It is now possible to reduce the time to market, optimize processes and design better products to stay one step ahead of the competitors,” says Dr. Wolfgang Seeliger, MD of Leichtbau BW GmbH, Baden-Württemberg’s development agency for lightweight innovation.