In a joint recent study of 2017 the VDMA Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers’ Group and maexpartners have analyzed the potential of Industry 4.0 for large industrial plant manufacturing. A previous study released by the same partners in 2015 entitled “Industry 4.0 in Plant Manufacturing — Revolution or Evolution?” was influenced by the increasing digitalization of German manufacturing and engineering companies. The industry has since focused intensely on the topic of digitalization and taken appropriate measures to improve competitiveness. (…)
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