Heinz MAYER #03

Innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) are, firstly, being reflected in new products and are therefore opening up entirely new markets. Secondly, ICT is enabling the product development process to be as efficient as possible in the light of the Industry 4.0 concept. In both areas, Graz and Styria as a whole have proved themselves outstandingly successful, not least with highly innovative companies that market their ICT products worldwide.
For example, in manufacturing, intelligent sensor solutions and digital technologies are making batch sizes of 1 at competitive prices in mass production a possibility here. It’s not just the quality of the product but also the quality of the process that plays an important role. Modern data analysis, for its part, can ensure that forward-looking, optimised maintenance processes can ideally guarantee a zero-defects situation for the end user.