Germany map industry 4.0: The precision steel tubing mill of Poppe + Potthoff has already had good experience with digitization.
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Making a mark for digitization

Werther/Klingenberg (Germany), February 4, 2019

Making a mark for digitization

Poppe + Potthoff shows how the digital transformation works. On the Germany map of the Industry 4.0 platform, the company has now taken up a firm position

The Industry 4.0 platform is the central network in Germany for advancing digital transformation in production. It brings together politics, business, science, trade unions and associations, with more than 300 players from over 150 organizations actively participating in the platform.

As one of the largest international and national networks, the platform supports German companies - in particular medium-sized businesses - in implementing Industry 4.0, in particular by making existing industry 4.0 practical examples – as at Poppe + Potthoff – known to companies and spreading them across the country.

Digitization provides confidence

At the Poppe + Potthoff tube mill, state-of-the-art sensors and measurement technology were used to make the existing production lines fit for the digital age. Individual customer requirements can now be met even better in the production of precision steel tubes, and set-up times and rejects have been minimized.

"Thanks to the new transparency and an accompanying information campaign, we were able to create broad acceptance for the topic of industry 4.0 among the workforce," says Dr.-Ing. Bengt-Henning Maas, COO Mobility at Poppe + Potthoff. "For the employees, digitalization is now tangible and gives a feeling of security.

Recommended for imitation

With the exemplary integration of new technologies into an "old" production environment, P+P qualified for a place on the German map of the Industry 4.0 platform, which is supported by the Federal Ministries of Economics and Energy as well as Education and Research. More than 360 projects are currently being presented here. Trend: rising.