The signing of a pioneering agreement in Eindhoven (NL) by three renowned institutions on September 26, 2019 marked the creation of the European association SmartFactoryEU EWIV. The new association will have its headquarters in Kaiserslautern with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke as its founding managing director.
The desire has been expressed since 2017 within the EU to place the numerous activities in member states under one roof to strengthen Europe’s position on the world market. Under the leadership of Flanders Make/Belgium, Brainport Industries/The Netherlands, and SmartFactoryKL/Germany, this has now been achieved. The 4-letter extension to the name SmartFactoryEU EWIV indicates the association is based on EU law.
“European operators of comparable research and demonstration centers with a focus on Industrie 4.0 are invited to become members of this effort and join us in giving a strong voice to the European economy,” said Prof. Detlef Zühlke.
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