Areas of Expertise

As a production-related group, the consolidated competencies of our member institutes cover all areas along the supply chain. We constantly develop our competencies through various research and development projects, allowing the global market for industrial and service companies of all sizes to benefit from our new technical and organisational solutions. Our institutes represent the leading network of application-oriented research in Germany.

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Production Machinery and Facilities

  • Factory Planning and Infrastructure Planning
  • Machine Tools
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing Systems and Assembly Systems
  • Maintenance

Manufacturing Technologies and Process Technologies

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Hydrogen (Technologies)
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Substractive Manufacturing
  • Precision and Surface Engineering
  • Lightweight Construction Technologies
  • Materials and (Electronic-) Components
  • Biomanufacturing Engineering
  • Purity Technology

Product Development

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Virtual and Model-Based Engineering and CAx
  • Product Engineering
  • Development Management

Production Control, Automation and Measurement Technology

  • Sensor Technology and Networks
  • Automated Process Control
  • Quality and Testing Systems
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Digital Assistance Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Logistics Systems and Logistics Networks
  • Material Handling Systems and Automation
  • Supply Chain Engineering
  • Transport Logistics and Traffic Logistics
  • ICT Systems in Logistics

Business and Value-Added Management

  • Business Strategies and Business Models
  • Innovation Management and Technology Management
  • Production Planning
  • Resource-Efficient Manufacturing
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Work 4.0 | Workplace of the Future