Apra-norm Elektromechanik GmbH sees Industry 4.0 as a great opportunity to secure the future. Digital change began two years ago with the introduction of the online configurator for front panel design. At www.frontpanel-online.com customers can independently process front panels – without downloading software – according to their individual wishes.
In addition to market changes, apra-norm also analyses internal company structures in order to remain competitive. This also applies to internal production information, which is increasingly being taken over by automated information flows. An electronic Kanban system with online connection is also a first step towards digitization for the supplier.
The vision of Industry 4.0 is supported by both management and employees. The secret of success behind this positive attitude is an intensive change management process in the company. Employees are motivated to face new challenges and see change as an opportunity.