Industry 4.0 since 1947. Lenze.

So what's new …?

In Germany we also refer to Industry 4.0 as the fourth Industrial Revolution. In essence, it is about producing goods with improved flexibility, speed and efficiency through the use of modern information and communication technologies.

Aspects to which Lenze has been committed for many years. As such, we do not regard Industry 4.0 as a real revolution, but as a linchpin for technological development that will bring us a wealth of opportunities.

Five theses show why we believe that Industry 4.0 is an innovative watershed that will keep the innovative engineering of small and medium-sized companies in pole position internationally.

Thesis 1: The world needs modern automation.

The world needs modern automation.

The steadily growing world population, a global trend towards the individualisation of demand, the need for careful stewarding of resources and other trends will continue to fan the flame for automation. The creative possibilities promoted under the aegis of Industry 4.0 are legion.

"Industry 4.0 in all its many aspects can only succeed if everyone concerned - end users, machine builders, technology providers and the scientific world - pull together."

Dipl.-Ing. Jan Vestbjerg Koch
Global Head Industry Sales



Thesis 2: Batch size 1 will become the new standard, at no extra cost or compromising on quality.

Batch size 1 will become the new standard, at no extra cost and without compromising on quality.

And there lies the crux of the matter. Machine builders can only succeed and benefit from the positive trend if they adapt accordingly.

"Smart technical systems make batch size 1 economically feasible."
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Maier
Executive Board Lenze SE



Thesis 3: Software expertise in engineering is a crucial issue.

Software expertise in engineering is a crucial issue.

Customising products and flexing production is achieved through modularised hardware and software engineering.Expertise that the engineering sector lacks in sufficient quantity.

"High-quality adaptive software will become a key driver of innovation and engineering productivity."
Dr. Armin Walter
Managing Director Lenze Engineering



Thesis 4: Cooperation skills as new core competence.

Cooperation skills as new core competence.

The engineering sector has always been characterised by a high degree of customer centricity and translating customer needs into technical solutions. Industry 4.0 brings new aspects and possibilities to the familiar world of engineering, generating new opportunities. Those who respond by cooperating quicker and deepening integration with partners will beat the competition.

"We focus on offering productivity, reliability and security for the machine's entire service life."
Dr. rer. soc. oec. Yorck Schmidt
Executive Board Lenze SE



Thesis 5: We will make a success of it.

We will make a success of it.

Technology partners like Lenze are members of the innovative community in the engineering sector. With our teams around the world we automate more than 1,000 innovative machine concepts every year and alongside our customers set new benchmarks in the industry.

"Lenze – We are the people who are setting Industry 4.0 in motion."
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Wendler
Chairman Executive Board Lenze SE



Actions speak louder than words. If you would like to gain first-hand experience of our solutions to the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 then you very welcome to join us at a trade fair near you: trade fair calendar.

We look forward to seeing you there.