Tool-Arena awarded as lighthouse project for industry 4.0

Tool-Arena GmbH, with its online marketplace of the same name, is now one of the "100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg". With this award, the network initiative "Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg" honours medium-sized companies and start-ups that shine through their innovative strength.

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In his video speech, State Secretary for Economic Affairs Dr Patrick Rapp honoured Tool-Arena GmbH's innovative solution.

Today (23 July), State Secretary for Economic Affairs Dr Patrick Rapp honoured the current winners of the competition "100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg" by video message. A total of eight digitalisation solutions in the production environment were awarded prizes, which companies and institutions successfully implement in their everyday operations. Among them is Tool-Arena GmbH, which develops and provides a manufacturer-independent online marketplace for the machining industry.

"Industry, medium-sized businesses and start-ups in Baden-Württemberg are leading the way in the implementation of Industry 4.0 - this is impressively confirmed by the projects we have awarded prizes to today," emphasised the State Secretary on the occasion of the awards. "Baden-Württemberg will only remain a leading innovation and business location in Europe if the small and medium-sized enterprises in the state continue to make courageous progress in digitalisation. With the award ceremony, we want to make tangible and visible Industrie 4.0 solutions from medium-sized industry and start-ups that create added value even better known." 

With the current thematic focus "Resilient Value Creation", the competition was looking for, among other things, solutions that could significantly improve the resilience of business and production processes in times of the Corona pandemic by means of new digitalisation solutions and thus maintain production. In the current award, however, prizewinners from other areas of Industrie 4.0 were also honoured.

The "100 places for industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg" Award

With the current award, a total of 192 companies, institutes and other organisations have been honoured for their outstanding Industrie 4.0 solutions in thirteen award rounds so far. The award-winning companies receive a certificate of honour and a glass plaque that can be displayed at the company location. In addition, the award winners are presented on the website of the "Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg".

The network initiative "Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg" aims to bundle competences from production technology and information and communication technology, to network all key players and to support industrial medium-sized businesses in the implementation of Industry 4.0 through innovative transfer offers. The coordination office is located at VDMA e.V. Baden-Württemberg. 

The more than 50 partner organisations of the Industrie 4.0 Alliance - companies, chambers, associations, clusters, universities and research institutions as well as social partners - are striving to develop Baden-Württemberg as a globally leading region for Industrie 4.0 technologies. Small and medium-sized enterprises play a decisive role in this and should benefit from the alliance.