An important factor for the success of our company is our partners.
We are a partner in the “it‘s OWL” technology network (intelligent technical systems in East Westphalia), where more than 200 companies, research institutes and organizations jointly develop solutions for intelligent products and production processes. From 2018 to 2023, with support from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and together with our partners, we brought projects into being that had a total value of 100 million euros. The key topics are artificial intelligence, digital platforms, digital twin and work 4.0. Awarded in the “Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb” (Advanced Cluster Competition) of the Federal Government, “it‘s OWL” is considered as one of the government’s biggest initiatives for Industry 4.0 in mid-sized corporations. Since its foundation in 2012, “it’s OWL” has established itself as a driving force for the competitiveness of the manufacturing businesses in East Westphalia.
Since 2018, we have been a partner in the “ambigence” industries network which has dedicated itself to developing innovations for the furniture industry. ambigence initiates developments, accompanies and supports them and brings together furniture, mounting hardware and machine manufacturers. As a coordinator of the network, ambigence not only serves as a sparring partner and not only finds solutions or paves the way for new future-oriented solutions but also acts as a reliable, result-oriented and neutral partner. In this way, new products can emerge within a short time and establish themselves successfully in the market.
As a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative, we have committed ourselves to the 12 sustainability principles of the machine and plant manufacturing industry. With Blue Competence, the German association of machine and plant manufacturers (VDMA) supports sustainability in machine and plant manufacturing and publishes sustainable solutions of this industry.
Together with six other manufacturers of wood processing machines, we have developed a uniform interface for communication between our machines in production and higher-level MES systems.
We are a member of the igeL e.V. – a lightweight construction interest group which pursues the goal of spreading the idea of lightweight construction among the general public. In order to achieve this goal, we support the utilization of lightweight structures in the timberwork, furniture and interior design industries both materially and spiritually.
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