Industrie 4.0 – Overview of services

The VDMA accompanies and supports its members on their paths to Industrie 4.0. You can find an overview of the Federation's diverse activities in the three core fields of information, knowledge transfer and networking here.

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Industrie 4.0 - Modules pave the way
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26.07.2017

Integrated Future of Industry

Uniform interfaces are an important prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. VDMA is currently focusing on the interface standard OPC UA. This standard should make Industrie 4.0 viable in a few defined steps. A review.

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22.05.2017

Study Predictive Maintenance Service

Predictive maintenance is a key issue for Germany's engineering sector. That is one result of the study "Predictive Maintenance Service Servicing tomorrow – and where we are really at today" of VDMA and Roland Berger.

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02.02.2017

Digitization is changing everything

Digitization will affect and shape all sectors of industry. Be it a revolution or an evolutionary process – each and every company must find its way to Industrie 4.0.

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10.01.2017

Data Protection & Industrie 4.0

The guide “Data Protection & Industrie 4.0 – how to treat personal data on a corporate level“ is meant to facilitate for you, as a member of the VDMA, the access to data protection in Industrie 4.0 and indicate at the same time approaches and further sources of information to minimise your risk and create awareness for data protection issues.

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30.08.2016

Study: Technological Trends in Industrie 4.0

The study „Technological Trends in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)“ aims at examining coming changes and trends in business that are driven by Industrie 4.0. The VDMA supports this study, which is carried out by the EBS Business School in cooperation with the Deutsche Messe AG and Horváth & Partners.

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10.06.2016

EU wants to know more about the status of digitalisation in the EU’s mechanical engineering industry

The European Commission would like to understand more about the status of digitalisation in European firms. A survey entitled 'Digital Entrepreneurship Scoreboard' is intended to improve understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and needs of companies with regard to digitalisation. In a first round the focus is on the automotive, pharmaceutical and the mechanical engineering sector.

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Integrated Future of Industry
Study Predictive Maintenance Service
Digitization is changing everything
Data Protection & Industrie 4.0
Study: Technological Trends in Industrie 4.0
EU wants to know more about the status of digitalisation i...
Political Positions

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.

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