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It might turn out to be the greatest misery after the financial crisis: the German machine and equipment construction is facing three major issues. A report conducted by IKB Deutsche Industriebank provides the industry’s figures: in 2015, German machine construction production reduced by 0.2 percent, while in 2016 it grew by just 0.4 percent. Experts consider production developments to be stagnant. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, are always keen to keep you informed about the latest developments in the industry. Today, we take a look at three…
In today’s mechanical engineering sector, Industry 4.0 is one of the key issues. For that matter, it is no wonder that it is the leading industry when it comes to smart factories. Considering that, it is quite surprising that the results of a survey conducted by the Boston Consulting Group criticize the digital customer contact of German engineering companies. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, gathered some information about the supposed backlog and impetus for change. According to the study of the business consultancy, only one-fifth of the…
The fear of costs and the lack of strategy and safety shuts medium-sized companies down when it comes to the question of digitalization. Whereas large corporations keep pushing the change, remaining corporations hesitate. Now, a study called “Psychology of digitalization” gives insights on what’s exactly going on in medium-sized companies’ minds. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, intensively deal with the topic of Industry 4.0. Against this background, this time, we inform about the fears of medium-sized companies and EU support activities. Around every second thinks of the…
In our latest article „Smart Factory – Industry of Things“ we broached the issue of the transformation to a smart business concept in the age of Industry 4.0. The transformation to an intelligent, self-navigating production is not an easy one. Now, Dortmund’s pump manufacturer “Wilo” gives an example on how it works out: with a newly built factory. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, inform about the developments of Industry 4.0 and took a closer look at Wilo’s pilot project. Focus are the costumers’ requirements Together with the…
Digital technologies are no job killer – quite the contrary! That is the result of a study from Karlsruhe’s academia, announced by Ralph Appel, head of The Association of German engineers, at the Hannover Messe 2017. That being said, German engineers can finally release tension, since digitalization had been suspected of destroying jobs for quite a while. As a distributer for used TRUMPF punching machines, press brakes and laser cutting systems, we, the I-H&S GmbH, are always interested in giving you the latest information about industry 4.0. This time, we take a look at how engineers and industry 4.0 are…