An initiative of the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA and the OWL University.

Statements on the SmartFactoryOWL

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl
Speaker of the Scientific Advisory Board Platform Industry 4.0, acatech -German Academy of Science and Engineering

„Industry 4.0 gives new impetus to the development and application of cyber-physical systems as the basis for the Internet of Things, the services and the data. Required are holistic, interdisciplinary approaches for innovative industry 4.0 research, as well as new concepts for education and training of skilled workers for these future technologies. Here SmartFactoryOWL identifies pioneering approaches.“

Dr. Eduard Sailer
Managing Director Miele & Cie. KG & Deputy. Chairman of the cluster board "it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe"

„SmartFactoryOWL as an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of knowledge and technology transfer from industry 4.0 technologies develops the research location OWL consequently. By testing and demonstration of new technologies in a real production environment, companies can efficiently be supported in the transition to intelligent technical systems.“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Wegener
Head of Advanced Technologies and Standards, Industry Sector, Siemens AG

„According to its vision of "Industry 4.0", today's hierarchical products and production structures are overcome. In this way, additional to technologies, cross-vendor demonstration centers are important that bring together the machine builders, as well as the equipment vendors and, above all, the users in a realistic environment. Considering this background, the research factory for intelligent automation in Lemgo, in the center of the leading-edge technology cluster “it's OWL”, is a very good contribution to help shape the future of production.“

Rainer Glatz
VDMA, head of the officePlatformIndustry 4.0

„Industry 4.0 will only be successful, if the vision is converted into practical and presentable realizations. For this purpose the establishment of demonstration plants as showrooms and meeting places make sense for small-and medium-sized companies. We therefore welcome the initiative in Lemgo, to build a research factory for intelligent automation.“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E. h. Dr.-Ing. E. h. mult. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Reimund Neugebauer
President of the Fraunhofer-Society

„With SmartFactoryOWL we realize, in cooperation with the OWL University, a unique platform for knowledge and technology transfer in the field of intelligent automation. This allows us to efficiently support especially SMEs on the path to industry4.0.“

Prof. Dr. Dieter Dresselhaus

Managing Partner of HORA Holter Regelarmaturen GmbH & Co. KG

„We are excited by the idea of SmartFactoryOWL. Early on, we have confirmed our support by providing a real assembly line. For many years we optimize our production systems in collaboration with the OWL University. SmartFactoryOWL will help us to develop our production systems innovatively.“

Martin Kannegiesser
Managing Director Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH & Honorary President Employers' Association Metal and Electrical Industry

„From a business perspective, I explicitly welcome this development to provide a light-house for research and development of automation technology in the middle of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, which is the second-most region of mechanical engineering in Germany. Enterprises which consistently establish new automation and production techniques are well positioned in an international competition and have a positive long-term employment. The research and qualification activities in the SmartFactoryOWL, directly strengthens the production location Germany.“