Mechanical and plant engineering has always been one of the most important industries in Germany and the EU. Neary all consumer goods are manufactured more or less automatically with the help of machinery and equipment. An adequate quality of the machines as well as the respective spare parts is essential in these processes. It’s only logical that VDMA (German Federation of Mechanical and plant engineering) has already declared war on counterfeiters 10 years ago. According to studies of the federation, more than 80 % of companies are affected by counterfeits and/or plagiarism of their original products. Apart from losses in sales and reputation for the affected companies, customers are exposed to high security risks when using counterfeit products.
The goal of VDMA’s activities, however, is to not only avert damage to the industry but also harness new opportunities and potentials with future-oriented topics. For this reason, oneIDentity+, as much as VDMA, has always been dedicated to the topics of industry 4.0 and digitalisation. The use of distinct labelling of products and machines are the base for a multitude of relevant mobile and digital use cases in the workplace of tomorrow. Whether it’s a mobile service support, digital provision of relevant documents or direct access to product-oriented processes – these and many other use cases can be designed across company borders but nonetheless according to your needs with oneIDentity+. An advantage for the entire mechanical and plant engineering industry.