Success Story: REHAU AG & Co.

The Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index is a data-based tool that provides companies with a systematic and cross-industry approach to become digital pioneers in their respective industries. A success story for this is the Rehau company.

A production site with the core processes of injection moulding, painting and assembly was analysed. In addition, supporting processes such as quality assurance, maintenance, information technology and management processes were examined.

Objective of the project:

The overall aim of the project was to create an Industrie 4.0 roadmap for a Rehau production plant. The project consisted of three parts: the analysis and evaluation of the status quo of the Industrie 4.0 implementation in the company, the development of an Industrie 4.0 target picture coordinated with Rehau and the derivation of the roadmap as well as a detailed description of the individual projects.

Procedure

The results were collected in a five-day on-site phase and the methodology of the index was presented in a kick-off event. The objectives were then worked out jointly. Finally, the status quo was determined through an inspection of the plant, workshops and interviews. Subsequently, our i4.0MC team finalized the roadmap according to theĀ  company.

Automotive-Production

Automobile plant assembly shop

“The structured survey of an i4.0 maturity model for our plants with the help of colleagues from the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Center showed us transparently and comprehensibly where our strengths and weaknesses lie. Rehau now has a roadmap for digital transformation, which provides us with an important guideline for the direction of our future activities.”

Helmut Ansorge, Head of Operations & Technology Rehau Automotive