12.06.2013

    Industrie 4.0 Award goes to Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen

    Johann Hofmann (left, head of Reinhausen CAM) and Dr. Bernd Kempa (head of production in Regensburg for MR) are delighted with the Industrie 4.0 Award. It was awarded in recognition of MR's intelligently networked factory, which is setting new standards in energy and resource efficiency and productivity in production.
    Johann Hofmann (left, head of Reinhausen CAM) and Dr. Bernd Kempa (head of production in Regensburg for MR) are delighted with the Industrie 4.0 Award. It was awarded in recognition of MR's intelligently networked factory, which is setting new standards in energy and resource efficiency and productivity in production.

    MR is the winner of the first Industrie 4.0 Award bestowed by trade journal Produktion and management consultancy firm ROI. It was awarded in recognition of MR's intelligently networked factory, which is setting new standards in energy and resource efficiency and productivity in production thanks to the MR-CM® software solution programmed in house.

    The system functions as a data and control hub, controlling, managing, and monitoring the entire production process in real time without an interconnected database. MR is now marketing this software to other machining companies.

    A high-caliber jury of representatives from industry and media judged the integration of production against the criteria of innovativeness, cost-effectiveness, suitability for practical use, and customer benefits. The jury believe that: "The cost-effectiveness of the solution has been proven, throughput times have been cut, productivity has risen, and job satisfaction has improved in many areas. The company has demonstrated the solution's suitability for everyday use by introducing it to all areas of the factory. The system used by Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen provides the basis for further moves towards Industry 4.0 and the intelligent, decentralized interaction of workpieces and machines."

    "The use and further development of MR-CM®, coupled with a lean production approach, shows that we are heading in the right direction when it comes to ensuring the competitiveness of our production in Germany. We are delighted with the external recognition that comes with winning the Industrie 4.0 Award," says Dr. Bernd Kempa, head of production at MR.

    "On a personal level, but also for my team, this award is the best evidence that our solution is the right one," adds Johann Hofmann, head of Reinhausen CAM.

    Johann Hofmann (4th from right, head of Reinhausen CAM) and Dr. Bernd Kempa (5th from right, head of production in Regensburg for MR) with the members of the jury at the award ceremony for the Industrie 4.0 Award.