On 5 October 2017, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, visited IPO.Plan GmbH in Leonberg.
Leonberg, 24.10.2017 (PresseBox) – The company relies on Virtual Reality for the planning of production and logistics and works in engineering services and software development at the forefront of digitalization, especially in the automotive industry. The minister walked through a virtual production line wearing 3D glasses and gained insights into the region’s innovative capacity and lack of skilled workers.
“As engineers with many years of practical experience, we know the logistics and production processes in the factory. With IPO.Log, we have developed an innovative software that is technically close to practical requirements and is based on the latest IT technologies,” explains Matthias Kellermann, industrial engineer and managing director of IPO.Plan GmbH. The company is currently planning the production hall for a well-known automobile manufacturer in the immediate vicinity: “The customer tells us how many cars are to be built and what cycle speeds are to be achieved”, the engineers at IPO.Plan then plan the production facilities. I think it’s great to see how small and medium-sized companies produce great things,” emphasised Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. We must become faster, more efficient and more transparent. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that the transfer of value added to other regions will be achieved “The 500 million euro project is due to be completed in two years’ time. But even today, the company’s 3D software can be used to walk through the planned hall on the computer. This enables us to virtually map and improve the assembly process before the hall is actually built,” says Michael Wagner, also Managing Director of IPO.Plan I find it unprecedented how they are moving forward and positioning themselves in the digital world,” the Minister concluded. I particularly like the way you are involved in the integration of foreign citizens,”she said, adding that in the future she would like to ensure that companies such as IPO.Plan receive more support during the growth phase.
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IPO.Plan GmbH has specialised in the planning of production and logistics. Traditional engineering skills are combined with high-tech solutions and enable customers to take a new approach to planning and optimization. With software products and tools specially developed for this area, which are used worldwide for three-dimensional simulation and visualization, IPO.Plan offers the security to make complex internal processes controllable and efficient.
Further information can be found on the Internet at www.ipoplan.de
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