Industrie 4.0 and the Smart Service World
The internet has ushered in a digital information age - changing forever the way we live, work and produce. High-speed networks, open architectures and intelligent infrastructures that "talk" to each other are creating levels of technological change not seen since the first Industrial Revolution.
Perspectives on Industrie 4.0
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Industrie 4.0 is of great importance for Germany. We want to build on our existing strengths as an industrialized nation. We want to show through practical examples that the digitization of production processes offers enormous opportunities for growth and employment. In this respect, it is important that industry and the digital economy create stronger links.
Dr. rer. nat. Volkmar Denner
Chairman, Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH
Connectivity is an all-encompassing trend, one that will affect all walks of life. INDUSTRY 4.0 in particular offers Germany an opportunity to improve its competitiveness as an industrial location. A consistent user focus is crucial if connectivity is to succeed. Moreover, alliances involving different companies are an important driver of connected solutions. Joint projects need uniform standards and open platforms as a basis, since only then can fully compatible solutions deliver the greatest benefit for customers and consumers.
Dr. Peter Weckesser
CEO Customer Services DF&PD, Siemens AG
On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise: Various technologies like fast data acquisition, cloud, real time data analytics have reached a level of maturity and a cost position that they enable new business models providing additional value add to our customers.
Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann
President acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering
We can neither stop digitisation, nor close our business models to it. However, we have the chance to shape the world of Industrie 4.0 and the connected smart services. Our market leaders should cooperate and build up the necessary know-how to develop consumer-focused smart services.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke
Initiator and Chairman SmartFactoryKL e.V.
Industrie 4.0 needs Standards in order to enable manufacturer overreaching interoperability. In Germany, representing the actual Industrie 4.0 leadership, we need to commonly define such standards on all levels of interoperability. The SmartFactoryKL therefore goes ahead together with 16 important partners from Industry. The showcase, the partners and the SmartFactoryKL built is the worldwide first, manufacturer overreaching Industrie 4.0 demonstration plant and again gained excessive interest at this year’s Hannover’s fair.
Head of Industry 4.0 BITKOM eV
The structure of the traditional core of German industry and its excellent international position will converge with the advent of internet technologies. ICT, automation and production technologies will be more intertwined than ever before as a result of Industrie 4.0.