The Exchange of Experience Working Group - ERFA


A turbulent market environment, constant penetration with new technologies and increasingly fierce competition present assembly with ever new challenges. In the manufacturing industry, assembly represents the largest share of value added. In order to meet the resulting requirements, assembly must always be up to date in terms of organization, technical equipment, throughput times, process reliability and product quality.

In the two-day event, experts from research and industry will present their innovative approaches. We collect internal working group benchmarks in order to identify the need for action at an early stage. Subsequently, we jointly develop application-oriented solutions which we implement in the member companies after subsequent evaluation.

The ERFA working group was founded in 1984 in order to facilitate an exchange between companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector and thus to jointly become more competitive. Representatives from industry and science have joined forces in this working group to jointly develop practical solutions for the challenges in the field of assembly.