MAHLE becomes innovation partner for Future Workshop 4.0 in Esslingen
Stuttgart/Germany, May 28, 2021
- Project aims to prepare independent workshops for the technological transformation process in the automotive sector
- MAHLE Aftermarket to provide workshop equipment worth around EUR 30,000
- Access to MAHLE products intended to help open up new opportunities for value creation
MAHLE is supporting Future Workshop 4.0 (Zukunftswerkstatt 4.0) in Esslingen, near Stuttgart/Germany, as an innovation partner. The project launched by the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg and the automotive industry aims to help companies in the motor vehicle trade to prepare for the technological transformation process and to safeguard future employment in the automobile sector. In support of these efforts, MAHLE Aftermarket is providing workshop equipment worth around EUR 30,000—such as its TechPRO® diagnostic tool, Digital ADAS calibration solution for driver assistance systems, EmissionPRO 180 exhaust gas particle counter, and OzonePRO device for hygienically cleaning vehicle cabins. By contributing in this way, the Stuttgart-based technology group aims to give the project participants the means to tap into new opportunities for value creation in their workshops and thereby secure their future.
“MAHLE is supporting the Workshop project because excellent professional training and further education as well as state-of-the-art workshop equipment are key factors in meeting the challenges faced by vehicle workshops today,” says Olaf Henning, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “The Future Workshop will function as both an innovation showcase and a competence center. Our workshop systems are successful products that are established on the market and will deliver real added value for the project participants.”
The actual structures and processes of a workshop will be reproduced in a realistic and practicable way in the Future Workshop 4.0. With the support of the project’s network of partners, it will be possible to trial and test new technologies and systems along the entire value chain in the workshop. At the same time, the Future Workshop is intended to serve as a forum for knowledge sharing and communication. It is targeted at educational establishments of all kinds, chambers of trade, and training institutions in the motor vehicle trade and automotive industry as well as start-ups, businesses, associations, and partners in the industry and related sectors.
The project was launched by the steering committee of the Baden-Württemberg Transformationsrat Automobilwirtschaft, a body set up to support the transformation of the region’s automotive industry and chaired by Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Housing for the state. The Institute for the Automotive Industry (IfA) in Nürtingen/Germany is in charge of the project.
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