Grammer coordinating the AdaProQ digitization project: adaptive process chains as the key to production 4.0
Partnership project initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Total budget of 19.1 million euros for the digitization of the production chains of automotive equipment manufacturers and suppliers
Grammer is the coordinator of the network in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology and partner companies from the automotive industry
Grammer AG, March 24, 2022 – AdaProQ – short for Adaptive Process Chains for Increasing Production Quality and Efficiency – is a digitization project initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in which Grammer AG plays a central role as network coordinator. “With AdaProQ, we are taking another step towards Production 4.0 with strong partners from the automotive industry,” says Jens Öhlenschläger, COO of Grammer AG. “Together we are working on viable solutions for the digitally networked adaptive production chain of the future. Supported by partners such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health. “Economy and Climate Action, the project creates a win-win situation for all parties involved. By regularly sharing with our partners, we are building common expertise from which the entire industry in Germany will benefit.”
The aim is to create uniform digital processes and structures in the production and supply chains of the German automotive industry, which will be developed at the sites of the participating companies. In the case of Grammer, these are mainly the factories in Haselmühl and Ebermannsdorf. During regular meetings of the project partners, individual steps such as the creation of digital twin part data, the unique identification of components for quality control and the optimal human-machine interface will be implemented in a framework of self-regulation.
The results of this partnership will enable more integrated and active quality assurance, while standardization will also make production and delivery processes more efficient and economical. A total budget of 19.1 million euros has been set aside to implement this ambitious project. Of this amount, an average of more than 50% for all partners will be funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, with the rest provided by the project partners.
Following the launch of the project in October 2021, Grammer officials are currently working with specialists to inventory machines and production conditions in order to plan the next steps. With regard to the planned digitization, the focus is initially on hardware and software standards as well as interfaces that can be used as widely as possible. Once these have been identified and adopted by the project partners, the first new processes and structures can be implemented.
The AdaProQ digitization project is a partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, partners from the automotive industry and Grammer AG. The project has a budget of €19.1 million, with funding provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action representing on average more than 50% of all partners. The aim is to create a generic methodological framework for adaptive process chains to increase production quality and efficiency in the German automotive industry. Besides Grammer AG, the following companies are part of the team: Gestamp Autotech Engineering Deutschland GmbH, Batix Software GmbH, Eichsfelder Schraubenwerk GmbH, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung eV, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), KAP Surface Holding GmbH, Merantix Labs GmbH, Promess Gesellschaft für Montage- und Prüfsysteme mbH, OptWare GmbH, Schütz + Licht Prüftechnik GmbH, Senodis Technologies GmbH, Siemens AG, Volkswagen AG. Find out more: www.adaproq.de
Grammer AG, headquartered in Ursensollen, Germany, is active in two business areas: Grammer develops and supplies high-quality interior and operating systems as well as innovative thermoplastic components for the global automotive industry . For trucks, trains, buses and off-road vehicles, Grammer is a full service provider of driver and passenger seats. Currently, Grammer AG employs around 14,000 people in 20 countries around the world, with sales of around €1.7 billion in 2020. Grammer’s shares are listed on the Prime Standard and traded on the Munich and of Frankfurt as well as via the electronic trading system Xetra.
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