Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0: New Business Models – Mission Possible!

In the Industrie 4.0 working group, 430 managers from mechanical and plant engineering companies engage in an intense discussion on the topic: New Business Models – Mission Possible!

New business models thanks to Industrie 4.0

At the General Assembly on November 11, VDMA plans to provide important guidance in the “Industrie 4.0: New Business Models – Mission Possible!” working group.

Industrie 4.0: New Business Models – Mission Possible!

At the VDMA General Assembly Meeting in Berlin on 10 and 11 November 2016, Workshop 3 will focus on new I4.0-based business models.

Guideline Industrie 4.0

Many mechanical and plant engineering companies are hesitant when it comes to implementing Industrie 4.0 technologies in their own companies. But the Industrie 4.0 solutions have the potential to establish new business models through digitalization and connecting products and production.

Paper prototyp "INDIE40" explains basic principles behind Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0 is an important yet very complex topic. While building the INDIE40 paper prototype you can learn the basic principles behind Industrie 4.0 in an hands-on approach.

RAMI 4.0 and Industrie 4.0 component

Two tools have now been created to provide a better overview of existing standards and technologies – the “reference architecture model Industrie 4.0” developed by the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the “Industrie 4.0 components”.

Industrie 4.0 Research

Via its Research Group and the Lab Tours I40, the VDMA Forum Industrie 4.0 is building a network between companies in mechanical engineering and the innovation centers of German research institutes. The “Industrie 4.0 Research at German Research Institutes” compilation provides assistance in this, offering an overview of the German research landscape. In it, more than 50 universities and institutes report on their current projects.

Industrie 4.0: New business models – Mission possible!

In light of digitalization, industrial production is facing substantial change – and the German mechanical and plant engineering sector plays a crucial role in this.

The political framework conditions need to be right

Whether Germany as an industrial nation succeeds in turning Industrie 4.0 into a business model depends on more than just the companies – important framework conditions need to be agreed with policy-makers and society.

Generating digital mindsets

At the VDMA General Assembly Meeting in Berlin on 10 and 11 November 2016, Workshop 3 will focus on new I4.0-based business models.

Industrie 4.0 Readiness study

Nine out of ten companies in the mechanical engineering sector see Industrie 4.0 as an opportunity for them to stand out on the market. Many companies have already taken successful steps towards implementing Industrie 4.0.