Conveyor Technology Construction Kit Certified as Industry 4.0 Solution

GEBHARDT is recognized as being under the top 10 of the "100 addresses for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg". Sinsheim, 17 November 2015 - Neulandstraße 28 in Sinsheim, headquarters of GEBHARDT Fördertechnik GmbH, is one of the top "100 addresses for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg“. In the competition with the same name, “Allianz Industrie 4.0”, the state of Baden-Württemberg awarded exemplary and practice-oriented Industry 4.0-solutions in industry. In this first edition, thirteen companies and organisations that have developed or use pioneering solutions in forward thinking production for the future were rewarded.

GEBHARDT Fördertechnik GmbH, one of the leading providers of material flow and internal logistics systems, convinced the expert jury with its modular conveyor system "FlexConveyor". Since every module of the conveyor technology construction kit has a decentralised and smart control, the different pre-defined conveyor modules can be connected and linked as simple as “plug&play”. The system can thus be installed and begin operation very simply and adjusted to new requirements on demand flexibly and, most of all, very quickly.

In his laudation, State Secretary Peter Hofelich praised them saying: "It is a wonderful example for the innovative power of our medium-sized businesses." Apart from this, he emphasized that Gebhardt Fördertechnik provided its solutions to several research facilities at universities and colleges to enable students to expand their knowledge directly with the practical application. "The solution is therefore not only pioneering, but also the manner in which you as a medium-sized entrepreneur, cooperate with higher education," Hofelich emphasized, congratulating Marco Gebhardt, managing director of GEBHARDT Fördertechnik GmbH, who accepted the reward in the scope of a celebration in the Marble Hall of the Neues Schloss in Stuttgart on 10 November. "Industry 4.0 is not an abstract term for us, but a clear order for the future to offer our customers state of the art technologies for their intralogistics needs. The reward is a great confirmation that we are heading in the right direction and an incentive to continue down this path," Marco Gebhardt rejoices.

"The outstanding solutions make it clear that Industry 4.0 is no abstract vision of the future anymore, but that it is current reality in many areas. This also makes it clear that digital solutions increasingly prevail in medium-sized businesses and create specific added value there," added Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, spokesman of the Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg. The network initiative wants to bundle competences from production technology, information and communication technology, and network all essential parties and support industrial middle-sized businesses on their way towards Industry 4.0.


Background information:

Initiated and funded by the Ministry for Finance and Economics of Baden-Württemberg, the Alliance Industry 4.0 searched 100 innovative projects and concepts in Baden-Württemberg who are successful with the intelligent networking of production and value-added processes  in an open competition. A jury of experts evaluated alongside the degree of innovation also the concrete practical relevance for industry 4.0.

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