Initial situation

Mechanical and plant engineering has always been one of the most important economic sectors in Germany and the EU. Almost all consumer goods are produced more or less automatically with the help of machines and systems. In these processes, adequate quality of the machines and their spare parts is essential. It is therefore only logical that the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) declared war on product counterfeiters 10 years ago. According to studies by the association, more than 80% of companies are affected by counterfeiting and/or plagiarism of their original products. In addition to losses in sales and reputation for the companies concerned, high security risks for customers are associated with the use of counterfeit products.

However, the aim of the VDMA’s activities is not only to avert damage to the industry, but also to exploit new opportunities and potential with future topics. For this reason, oneIDentity+, like the VDMA, has always been committed to the topics of Industry 4.0 and digitalization. The use of unique identifiers for products and machines provides the basis for a wide range of relevant mobile and digital use cases in the working world of tomorrow. Whether mobile service support, digital provision of relevant documents or direct access to product-related processes – these and many other use cases can be designed cross-company and yet individually with oneIDentity+. An advantage for the entire mechanical and plant engineering sector.

Short introduction

Added value through oneIDentity+

Added value through oneIDentity+ – your basis for digitization and Industry 4.0

The heterogeneous supplier structure in mechanical and plant engineering requires worldwide standards, oneIDentity+ helps you to introduce them.

Through the serialized marking of products, components and plants, you take an important step towards digitization and Industry 4.0

Support your customers, partners and employees with digital, mobile services – from the display of product-specific information to track & trace

Customers in mechanical and plant engineering

Customers in mechanical and plant engineering

Partner & Network

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) is Europe’s largest industrial association with around 3200 members and represents the interests of the medium-sized capital goods industry. In Germany, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is the largest industrial employer with more than 1 million employees and sales of around 218 billion euros. Every two years, the VDMA conducts a study on the subject of product and brand piracy among its member companies.

The damage estimated by companies runs into the billions every year, for the German mechanical and plant engineering industry alone. oneIDentity+ is a member of the VDMA’s Software Association and works on interdisciplinary solutions to reduce product piracy. In addition, oneIDentity+ GmbH is actively involved in the working groups Maritime Systems and Equipment, Wind Energy and Medical Technology.

WBA stands for World Bearing Association – it is the association of the world’s leading bearing manufacturers founded in 2006. The WBA is a non-profit, unincorporated industry association that promotes common and legitimate interests of the bearing industry such as environmental protection and anti-counterfeiting. With this joint initiative, the participating companies such as Koyo, Nachi, NSK, NTN, Schaeffler, SKF and Timken want to fight product piracy. They hope to educate the industry and its customers on how to identify counterfeit bearings, buy safely and involve the appropriate law enforcement agencies to prevent counterfeiting. A good introduction about the background and goals of the World Bearing Association is given in the following video

The high-tech company TRUMPF offers manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools, laser technology and electronics. TRUMPF is driving the digital networking of the manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offerings. The company is the technology and market leader in machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing and in industrial lasers.

In the Laser Technology business field, TRUMPF offers, among other things, marking lasers of all wavelengths and pulse durations for direct marking of a wide variety of materials, together in combination with vision systems and associated software connection to the customer-specific interface.
The headquarters of the family-owned company is in Ditzingen near Stuttgart. The TRUMPF Group is represented in all important markets worldwide with more than 70 subsidiaries. Production sites are located in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic, in the USA, Mexico, China and Japan.

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