VDMA Brief: Using the potential of Industrie 4.0 for Europe
The mechanical engineering industry is developing new solutions for Industrie 4.0, which will help Europe to grow as an industrial location. For this to happen, however, politicians will have to focus more on the industrial policy aspects of digitalisation. Also the EU Commission‘s strategy for the digital single market needs to consider the industrial dimension in a better way. After all, the success of Industrie 4.0 and its contribution to wealth and employment in the EU depends on the right framework conditions for companies in the European market.