Bossard recognized with a “100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg” award

November 22, 2016
100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg

The logistics system for smart factories

The Bossard Group was recognized with an award as part of the “100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg” competition launched by the German State of Baden-Württemberg. The jury of experts was impressed by the overall concept of the Smart Factory Logistics solution for automatic small-parts supply in manufacturing companies. In addition to the high degree of innovation, the solution was praised for its particular relevance to Industry 4.0. 

Smart Factory Logistics uses bins with weight sensors. They transmit the stock level of B- and C-parts in the customer’s warehouse and production facilities in real time, thus fulfilling one of the most important aspects of Industry 4.0: availability of real-time data anytime, anywhere. Hans van der Velden, Managing Director of Bossard Germany, accepted the award in early November from Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. “I am extremely pleased that our solution was recognized in this competition and included in the competence atlas of the State of Baden-Württemberg for Industry 4.0. As numerous companies have experienced first hand, Smart Factory Logistics offers savings of 20 to 40 percent.”

With the “100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg” competition, the State of Baden-Württemberg recognizes innovative solutions for intelligent networking and digitalization of production and value-creation processes in industry. It is aimed at vendors and suppliers of relevant applications. Small- and medium-sized companies in the State of Baden-Württemberg are particularly encouraged to submit their ideas. 

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