Tebis is an experienced player in die manufacturing 4.0


Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution) in die and mold manufacturing is a hot topic. The VDWF (Association of German Tool and Mold Makers) has taken up this topic and regularly organizes related events, workshops and meetings. Jens Lüdtke, an expert in the subject and the head of Tebis Consulting, is also involved. Two events were held just in the past two weeks.


Jens Lüdtke, head of Tebis Consulting, guided 33 participants through a workshop on Industry 4.0 for die and mold manufacturing in Stuttgart on June 1, 2016. This event was designed for beginners and addressed basic questions about the meaning, opportunities and risks associated with Industry 4.0 in these industry sectors. Lüdtke made it clear that a standard solution for Industry 4.0 is not possible. Different factors always play a role, and every company has to define for itself which steps are expedient. What many people don't know: Subsidies are available for the necessary investments. The participants were very positive about the technical presentations by companies like BMW, Siebenwurst and Schneider Form on how Industry 4.0 is being realized today in die and mold manufacturing.
Participants from the VDWF work group that focuses on the same subject area also had the opportunity to learn more about this topic.

Die manufacturing 4.0 work group at the VDWF

After the kickoff meeting in December of last year, 10 participants met for the second die manufacturing 4.0 work group at Karl-Heinz Müller GmbH in Balingen in early March. Their goal is to develop a guideline that simplifies the implementation of Industry 4.0 for small and medium-sized companies. Jens Lüdtke is one of the founders of the work group and moderated the meeting in March. In order to ensure that the guideline is practical in nature, participants took on the task of analyzing how the more theoretical concept of Industry 4.0 could be tangibly realized in their own companies. The results will be compiled in the next meeting.

Anyone who would like to register for the next work group meeting on Industry 4.0 in die manufacturing can do so by sending an email to the VDFW at This meeting will take place at Dast GmbH & Co. KG in Gaildorf on July 14, 2016.

Tebis Seminar on the topic

The Tebis Management Seminar "Industry 4.0 - Opportunity or encumbrance" is an ideal opportunity to learn even more about the background, history and case examples of "Industry 4.0".


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