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Producing industries and Industry 4.0 - quo vadis?

Under the motto “Producing industries and Industry 4.0 − quo vadis?”, a prominent panel of experts invited by Industrie Informatik addressed the core topic for the future of the branch.

  • Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Falkner, CEO Industrie Informatik
  • Ing. Thomas Krainz, CEO Industrie Informatik
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Eckhard Winter, CEO Industrie Informatik
  • Christian Altmann, MBA, Head of Clusterland Upper Austria
  • Mag. Jürgen Resch, Commercial CEO of voestalpine Europlatinen
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Gerhard, Research area Mechanical Engineering Informatics and Virtual Product Development, Techn. Univ. Vienna


Industrie Informatik Eckhard Winter  

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Eckhard Winter
CEO Industrie Informatik

Eckhard Winter opened the podium discussion. Asked how he as CEO of Industrie Informatik deals with the topic of Industry 4.0 and about his current views, Winter immediately clarified that European enterprises provide valuable technology and know-how to foreign markets. This means that that likewise outside Europe the production performance level will rise. Winter pointed to the strengthening effect of Industry 4.0 on domestic enterprises and our resulting healthy competitive position.

Request the complete version of the podium discussion HERE and discover why Industry 4.0 cannot be purchased off the shelf.


  Industrie Informatik Bernhard Falkner

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Falkner
CEO Industrie Informatik

Bernhard Falkner then fielded the question of how Industrie Informatik has positioned itself and its product portfolio regarding Industry 4.0. Falkner noted that Industrie Informatik is one of many players who can benefit only if many components can interoperate. Here the MES solution cronetwork by Industrie Informatik can and should play an important role.

To find out why, read the complete version of the podium discussion. Request it HERE by Mail.



Industrie Informatik Christian Altmann  

Christian Altmann, MBA
Head of Clusterland Upper Austria

As head of Clusterland in Upper Austria and thus a connecting link between government and industry, Christian Altmann was also asked about his view of the situation. He deems it important that we speak of Industry 4.0 not as a revolution but indeed an evolution involving mature and stable technologies in the area of information and communications technology. A decisive success factor for him is also that government has taken up this topic and seen the need to act. 

Request the complete podium discussion HERE and read about what Platform Industry 4.0 involves.


  Industrie Informatik Resch

Mag. Jürgen Resch
CEO voestalpine Europlatinen

As CEO of voestalpine Europlatinen, a cronetwork user, Jürgen Resch provided an exciting perspective of a company that is intensively involved with Industry 4.0. For his company, particularly the rising complexity and speed of production and simultaneous growth of product portfolios present a huge challenge to be mastered. Resch sees Industrie Informatik and its cronetwork as an important partner in smart production.

Which Industry 4.0 concepts have already been implemented at voestalpine Europlatinen and what role people play in the process await you reading HERE.

Industrie Informatik Detlef Gerhard  

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Gerhard
Mechanical Engineering Informatics and Virtual Product Development, Techn. Univ. Vienna

Detlef Gerhard likewise addressed the relevance of government in the area of Industry 4.0. He sees this magnetic attraction emanating from Germany as the next stage of automation. Anchoring this production issue in Europe also enables a certain crisis resiliency.

HERE you can request the entire podium discussion and read about how Gerhard sees Austria's position on a European scale.



  Industrie Informatik Thomas Krainz

Ing. Thomas Krainz
CEO Industrie Informatik

In conclusion, Thomas Krainz provided an overview of what to expect from Industrie Informatik and its product cronetwork with respect to Industry 4.0. For Krainz, transparency will play an important role as a success factor on the road to horizontal and vertical integration.

Read HERE what prerequisites Krainz says that we need to achieve in the future and where we are already on the right path.

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