Open Industry 4.0


•Practical application scenarios for Industry 4.0 initiatives will be presented
•The alliance will address trending topics of resilience and sustainability
•The alliance is open to members worldwide with a current membership of 96

Reinach, Switzerland, 03.05.2022

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance will be presenting at the Hannover Fair 2022, from May 30 to June 2 (Hall 8, Booth C08), with the theme ‘Connect to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance’. Whether an open community, an industry or technology company – the alliance will inform the trade fair audience, along with any other interested parties, about the numerous access and interaction opportunities available to alliance members worldwide. This year, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance will not only demonstrate how Industry 4.0 initiatives can be implemented on the factory floor via practical digitalisation but will also show how members are successfully positioning themselves as a powerful community in the fields of resilience, climate protection and the exportation of industrial plants.

“Germany and other industrialized countries in Europe are predominantly export nations. When it comes to issues of climate change, there are always those who compare the CO2 emissions of European industries against those from the rest of the world in an effort to ‘talk their way out’ of the climate debate. But this is misleading – people forget that we, in Europe, supply parts of the world's industries with the best equipment available,” explains Nils Herzberg, spokesman for the board at the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. “However, as an industrial equipment supplier, we are in a position to make key contributions to the environmental friendliness of factories and supply chains around the world. We are putting supply chain resilience into practice and building ‘sustainability by design’ into network software applications. We are eager to bring more mid-sized industrial equipment suppliers on board with this agenda and look forward to welcoming interested parties to our booth in Hannover.”

“There is a product shortage that is affecting 90% of companies in the mechanical engineering, electronics and automotive industries, according to the ifo Institute for Economic Research,” says Ekrem Yigitdöl, Managing Director at the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. “While procurement within digital supply chains is being used as one solution, other methods and processes need to be ‘rewired’ at lightning speed. For this, we present ourselves as a guide, helping companies to reorganize themselves and tackle these issues in new and different ways. We are very excited to help our members along the way to a connected, circular economy. We have the implementation solutions to do this, and Hannover Messe is the perfect platform for us to present ourselves as an alliance driving Industry 4.0 forward.”

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance’s Fair Highlights

In line with its theme, ‘Connect to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance’, the alliance will provide information on how medium-sized companies and corporations are driving Industry 4.0 initiatives forward at a faster pace by cooperating with other members, rather than pursuing them on their own. This illustrates the powerful effect of the full alliance, which was launched at Hannover Messe 2019 and now has 96 members. The members of the alliance, all strong medium-sized companies, actively drive international digitisation solutions and services forward despite the current challenges.

The practical application scenarios the alliance will present are either already feasible or will possibly be in the future thanks to the cooperation of its members. These scenarios will be underpinned by the key topics of resilience and sustainability that the alliance will address at the fair (Stand C08, Hall 8):

  • Monday (May 30): Connect to an Open Community – how alliance members, as part of an interoperable ecosystem, are implementing existing standards into real digitalization cases, exchange ideas and build strong networks.
  • Tuesday (May 31): Connect to an Open Industry – how members are sustainably accelerating and implementing real use cases with tangible customer value within their respective industries.
  • Wednesday (June 1): Connect to Open Technology – making the Digital Twin a reality: how the alliance's modular approach allows seamless integration of Industry 4.0 technologies.
  • Thursday (June 2): Connect to an Open Future – how the alliance not only discusses but also implements key industry trends in the market in a solution-oriented and sustainable way.

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance will also be represented at the ‘Industry 4.0 Stage’ of the Hannover Fair in Hall 8. Ekrem Yigitdöl, Managing Director of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, and Ricardo Dunkel, Technical Director, will present a prime example of digitalisation within a Dutch sustainability factory during their talk, ‘Real I4.0 Implementation in the Sustainability Factory – a joint approach to successful IIoT use cases’. The talk will take place on June 1 from 15:25 to 15:50.

Further information on the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance's presence at this year's Hannover Fair can be found here:

Media Note: Interactive Web Press Talk in the run-up to Hannover Messe

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance is hosting an interactive web press talk on ‘Open Industry 4.0 Alliance – now, next and the future’ in the run-up to Hannover Messe on Wednesday, May 10. The video conference will start at 14:00. 

The following Alliance experts will be available to answer questions at the press talk:

  • Nils Herzberg, Spokesman of the Board at Open Industry 4.0 Alliance
  • Ekrem Yigitdöl, Managing Director at Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Ricardo Dunkel, Technical Director at Open Industry 4.0 Alliance


“Industrial companies need to source smart, calculate and respond faster. We have more or less shown how to be resilient with standards-compliant cloud processes in digitalised supply chains.” –Nils Herzberg, board spokesman at the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.
“Procurement within digital supply chains is being used as a solution. Other methods and processes need to be ‘rewired’ at lightning speed and we present ourselves as the guide, helping companies reorganize themselves and tackle these issues in a new and different way.” Ekrem Yigitdöl, Managing Director of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

For more information, please contact the press team:

Felicitas Schurig

Berkeley Kommunikation
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