Fraunhofer Group for Production

Areas of Expertise

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing

Intelligent sensors and system networking (CPS)  

Intelligence and flexibility of production control

Smart system optimisation

Industrial Production Systems

Factory planning, automation and optimization

Automation and process control systems  

Assistance systems for production

Machine-to-machine communication  

Higher Stability Production Processes

Process chain design and assessment  

Optical and tactile systems for in-process and in-line metrology

Self-optimizing processes  


Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Holistic logistics systems and networks 

Material handling systems technology and information technology

Layout planning and optimization

Multimodale traffic concepts



Planning, realisation and optimization of robotic systems, gripper system and driverless transport systems


Software engeneering and system integration  

Manufacturing Technologies

Production design, development and simulation

Integration of generative processes

Bionic structures  




Production Management

Production strategy planning and controlling 

Quality management, certification and compliance

Technology and innovation management   

Materials and Components

High performance materials, complex structures  & biopolymers

Production Systems for lightweight components

Functional surfaces   

Process Engineering

Chemical processing and bio-process engeneering  

Energy process technology

Catalytic processes

Product and process development