Siemens to lead Australian industry delegation to Germany
Following on from the success of previous delegations, Siemens will lead a cross-section of Australian business leaders and stakeholders from the manufacturing, energy, power and gas, engineering, data analytics, education and cybersecurity sectors to Germany for the world’s largest industrial trade fair — Hannover Messe. The delegation will be joined by members of the Industry 4.0 Forum, including Ai Group, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Engineers Australia, Australian Manufacturers Workers Union, Standards Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, AustCyber and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.
Over an exhibition space of around 4000 m2 — the largest at Hannover Messe — Siemens will showcase technologies that enable digital transformation. This year, the stand will feature Australian homegrown success story Kaiju Brewery as an example of how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can optimise technology and data to scale operations for growth.
The Kaiju showcase will illustrate how Industry 4.0 isn’t just for large companies. Through digital technologies, SMEs now have access to more functionalities than ever before. The delegation will get the opportunity to hear more about the importance of ‘scalable Industry 4.0’ — where companies of all sizes can invest in Industry 4.0 in a way that supports future growth and expansion.
In addition to Hannover Messe, the delegation schedule will also include visits to Wildpoldsried — a Bavarian energy village that generates 500% more energy than it consumes — as well as Siemens’ gas turbine manufacturing plant in Berlin, German research organisation Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the iconic BMW Welt. The delegation will also attend a function at the residence of Australia’s Ambassador to Germany, Lynette Wood, who will host an all-Australian function focused on the benefits of the Australia–Germany relationship.
While in Germany, the delegation will have the opportunity to observe and learn from best-in-class German technology in the areas of manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and, most importantly for Australia, digitalisation. Globalisation and digitalisation offer Australia the opportunity to compete more effectively and be part of the global value chain.
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