The Future of Industry: Industry 4.0

Germany is shaping the future of industry. Increasing individualisation of products and customers direct involvement in the process require new solutions: a fourth industrial revolution. What began at the end of the 18th century with the steam engine is accomplished today with highly specialized processes. And industrial progress continues apace: Industry 4.0 is coming, the fourth industrial revolution. Germany is actively promoting it with a swathe of companies and research bodies - including the BIBA, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics. Here, engineers are dveloping the industry of tomorrow, for example, by optimizing processes, supported by the networking of product and machines. At the moment, a malfunction in a centrally controlled production process can lead to considerable losses