Comments on SmartFactoryOWL

Comments on

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer

President Fraunhofer-Association

“With the SmartFactoryOWL we realize in cooperation with the OWL University of Applied Sciences a unique platform for knowledge and technology transfer in the field of intelligent automation. This enables us to efficiently support especially SMEs on their way to Industry 4.0.”


Prof. Dr. Dieter Dresselhaus

CEO of HORA Holter Regelarmaturen GmbH & Co. KG

„We are enthusiastic about the idea of the SmartFactoryOWL. We promised our support already at an early stage with a real assembly line. For many years we have been optimizing our production systems in cooperation with the OWL University of Applied Sciences. The SmartFactoryOWL will support us in further developing our production in an innovative way.“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Jasperneite

CEO of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Board Member of Institute of Industrial IT (inIT), Board Member at OWL Machinery & Chairman at CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT)

„We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters from business, politics and science for the trust they have demonstrated. We would also like to thank the private investors who, with foresight and regional commitment, have once again given the idea of a research campus a home.“

Dr. Eduard Sailer

CEO Miele & Cie. KG & Representative Chairmann at Clusterboard „it’s OWL – Intelligente Technische Systeme OstWestfalenLippe“

„The SmartFactoryOWL as an interdisciplinary platform for the knowledge and technology transfer of industry 4.0 technologies is consistently expanding the OWL as a scientific location. By testing and demonstrating new technologies in a realistic production environment, companies can be efficiently supported in the transition to intelligent technical systems.“

Martin Kannegiesser

CEO Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH & Ehrenpräsident Arbeitgeberverband Metall- und Elektro-Industrie

„From an entrepreneurial point of view, I expressly welcome the development of creating a beacon for research and development for automation technology in the middle of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, the second strongest mechanical engineering region in Germany. Companies that consistently introduce new automation and production technologies are more strongly positioned in international competition and show a positive long-term employment trend. The research and qualification in the SmartFactoryOWL thus directly strengthens Germany as a business location”.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Wegener

Head of Advanced Technologies and Standards, Industry Sector, Siemens AG

„According to the vision “Industry 4.0″, the current hierarchical product and production structures are to be overcome. In this way, in addition to the technologies, cross-manufacturer demonstration centres are important, which bring together, among others, the machine manufacturer, the equipment supplier and, above all, the users in a realistic environment. Against this background, the research factory for intelligent automation in Lemgo in the middle of the cluster it’s OWL is a very good contribution to help shape the future of production”

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl

President of OWL University of Applied Sciences

„In the SmartFactoryOWL we combine the competencies of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA under one roof. This benefits research, transfer and teaching equally. Practice-oriented teaching is a trademark of the Technische Hochschule OWL. With SmartFactoryOWL we go one step further: We offer practice-integrated teaching in a real factory environment. SmartFactoryOWL has also established itself as a contact point for small and medium-sized companies – from the region and beyond. It is one of the germ cells of the Innovation Campus Lemgo, which concentrates actors from vocational and academic education, research, trade and industry along the entire innovation chain of the digital economy in one place.”