Project in the Research Field
Trends in Metal Forming


Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum – Rhein-Ruhr-OWL (Mittelstand 4.0)

The economy of the region Rhinland is subject to crucial structural adjustments. In respect of other metropolitan regions a weak manufacturing industry leads to a comparatively low improvement in productiveness, GDP and employment. The aim of the “Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand 4.0” is the empowerment of the small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in the target region to efficient and effective processes along the whole value chain through digitalization and networking in the sense of industry 4.0 / Internet of things. The three hubs East Westphalia-Lippe, Ruhr metropolitan area and Rhineland with its respective influencing areas cover in size broadly the target area North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and act on the neighboring regions Lower Saxony, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.

The consortium perfectly provides a technical expertise as well as management and realization experience in product development, production engineering and logistic. The “Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand 4.0” acts over three hubs – East Westphalia-Lippe, Ruhr metropolitan area and Rhineland – as locale company accesses to make use of synergy in management and central services. Within the hubs, a superb elaborated infrastructure in form of excellent scientific capacities, demonstration and experimental environments is provided.,property=bild,bereich=bmwi2012,sprache=de.png


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Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing.
Daniel Trauth
Chief Engineer
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 440
Tel.: +49 241 80-27999
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