Mechanical and plant engineering is one of the most important industries in Germany. Internationally, German mechanical engineering is one of the largest and highest quality machine manufacturers.
Digitalization, however, reduces the market barriers for non-sector suppliers to traditional sectors of the economy. This significantly exacerbates the competition. In order to further expand its leading position, it is important for machine builders to develop new business models and value-added potential. Big data and cloud solutions help to store, manage and analyze the data collected by machines and products. Through the interplay of data of an entire business in real time, processes can be optimized and more efficient structures created.