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Since its foundation, inpro’s goal has been the development of production systems and technologies for the factory of the future. Thus, inpro operates as a joint ‘think tank’ for its partner companies, an approach unique in Germany to this date.”
Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. h.c. mult. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr.-Ing. Günter Spur, first CEO of inpro and participant of the 3rd Berlin Economic Conference

„inpro gave the decisive impetus for the development of component-oriented simulation models for materials flow. inpro has laid the foundation for standards which are the basis for present simulation systems, and have undeniable relevance for the digital factory of the future.“

Prof. Bernd Noche, Managing SDZ SimulationsDienstleistungsZentrum GmbH, Professor of Transport Systems and Logistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

„Thanks to its work and achievements in the field of laser technology, inpro can proudly claim to have significantly advanced the global implementation of high-power laser systems in automobile production. Based on delivered innovations and the need to implement them, several project team members established their own company and successfully went to market, for example, Photon AG with 200 employees.“

Holger Alder, Founder and Board Member of Photon AG

„inpro addressed all thematically challenging tasks and developed well-founded solutions. In cooperation with external scientific experts, inpro efficiently supports the work of shareholder companies, especially in the early stages of development. For example, working with technical and executive promoters of shareholder companies, inpro identified the potential of innovative foil technology for exposed parts as an alternative to energy-intensive coating processes. By pooling the resources of these partners, inpro systematically developed the necessary procedures to achieve the pilot maturity stage. Results are recognised in the shareholder group, as well as in the scientific community.“

Carl-Ernst Forchert, Founder and CEO of i-vector Innovation Management GmbH
„inpro’s approach for activity-based costing in logistics, which allowed all members of a supply chain to be included for the first time, has led to large savings and was an important precursor of modern supply chain management systems.“
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig, Plant Management and Vehicle Construction at Wolfsburg, Volkswagen AG

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inpro at the plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf

From 16 to 23 October more than 3,300 exhibitors met at the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, which takes place every three years in Düsseldorf. inpro was not only represented as a visitor but also as a development partner of several exhibitors. The spirit was extraordinarily good. Outstanding topics were sustainability and digitization. Numerous new solutions were presented to around 225,000 trade visitors from 165 countries.

The digitization of plastic parts production offers particularly great potential. Digital process twinning enables both early process optimization and predictive maintenance and repair. Digital tools are also a key to improving sustainability.

The inpro shareholder group SABIC also presented software tools for virtual process optimization. Here SABIC and inpro work closely together. The aim is, among other things, to achieve a reduction in mould tests and tool changes through improved digital engineering.

On the Science Campus Center inpro was represented as a member company of the FOREL consortium and presented together with partners like the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology Dresden the results of the eight FOREL technology projects which were funded by the BMBF in the last six years. inpro was actively involved in the projects LEIKA, ReLei, SamPa and PROLEI.

The next plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf will take place from 19 to 26 October 2022.