Initial situation

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.

Short introduction

Added value with oneIDentity+

Added value with oneIDentity+ – Your foundation for digitalization and industry 4.0

The heterogeneous supply structure in mechanical and plant engineering requires global standards. oneIDentity+ assists you with the implementation

By labelling products and components in a serialized manner, you are taking an important step towards Digitalization and Industry 4.0

Support your customers, partners and employees with digital mobile services – from displaying product-specific information to Track & Trace

Customers in mechanical and plant engineering

Customers in mechanical and plant engineering

Partners & Network

The Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (VDMA) is Europe’s largest industrial association with around 3,200 members, and represents the interests of the capital goods industry, predominantly comprised of medium-sized companies. In Germany, the machine and plant construction sector employs over one million people – making it the largest industrial employer with a turnover of around 218 billion euros. Every two years, the VDMA runs a study on the subject of product and brand piracy among its member companies.
WBA: Stop fake bearings
WBA, which stands for World Bearing Association, is the association of leading bearing manufacturers worldwide, founded in 2006. WBA is a non-profit and unincorporated industry association promoting common and legitimate interests of the bearing industry such as environmental protection and counterfeit protection. With this joint initiative, the participating companies like Koyo, Nachi, NSK, NTN, Schaeffler, SKF and Timken are fighting against product piracy. They hope to educate the industry and its customers on how to detect fake bearings, buy securely and work with the appropriate law enforcement authorities to prevent counterfeits. The following video provides a good introduction into the background and goals of the World Bearing Association.
Trumpf: Ihr Experte für Lasergravurmaschinen zur direkten Artikelbeschriftung

The high-tech company TRUMPF offers manufacturing solutions in the areas of machine tools, laser technology and electronics. TRUMPF advances the digital interconnection of the manufacturing industry with consulting as well as platform and software offers. The company is a technology and market leader in machine tools for the customisable sheet metal working and for industrial lasers.

In the field of laser technology, TRUPMF is offering marking lasers of all frequencies and pulse durations for the direct marking of various materials in cooperation with Vision-Systems and the corresponding software connection for the customer-specific interface. The family company is based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart. The TRUMPF Group is represented in all important markets with over 70 subsidiaries worldwide. The production sites are located in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Czechia, the US, Mexico, China and Japan.

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