More efficient production processes and process chains, new business models with digital services, and powerful supplier and customer management along the entire value chain – this is the promise of digitization in the context of Industry 4.0.
For about ten years now, the networking of machines, the use of new algorithms for plant control, and the use of data for predictive maintenance have been gaining momentum: Companies with high requirements for consistent product quality have thus been able to expand their competitiveness and resilience in the face of global crises and hold their own well in worldwide markets.
At the Fraunhofer IPT, we support manufacturing companies in developing their individual digitization strategies, identifying profitable applications and taking the first steps towards digital transformation with efficient resource planning. We know the best practices of different industries and product areas, the technologies behind them, and the IT solutions that need to be provided for networked, adaptive production. In addition, we deal intensively with the cybersecurity concerns of production facilities – an area of work that is becoming increasingly important, especially in today's world.