In the beginning was industrialization. And now there’s Industry 4.0.
Future prospects for mechanical and plant engineering
Globalization, digitization, and customization. Faced with these challenges, traditional strategies for success are losing their effectiveness. And this is also true in mechanical engineering.
Global markets demand not only compliance with the highest standards, but also maximum flexibility in the face of fierce competition and a growing number of regulations. But mechanical engineering is also facing a technological paradigm shift: Industry newcomers are aggressively entering the market with digital business models. And major investments are required to digitize the entire range of processes. Today’s mechanical and plant engineering is characterized by an ever-sharper focus on customer requirements on the one hand and a drive for added efficiency gains through modularization on the other. Flexibility is key to mastering these challenges.
At Materials Services, we have been expert partners of the “mother of industry” right from the start: This calls for high-quality and particularly cost-effective materials. Multi-purpose, unalloyed structural steel is the foundation of our unparalleled product range. In addition, we offer heavy plates as a basis for finished products and for constructions subject to heavy loads. Wear-resistant structural steels are used in construction machinery, but we also offer our plant construction customers steel for pressure vessels and pipelines.
Increased efficiency through innovation: The engineers at Materials Services make this possible: for example, by developing tailored products in line with customer requirements. This includes not only materials processing, but also just-in-time delivery directly to your production environment and end-to-end supply chain management. Here, disciplines overlap and flow straight into our portfolio of digital solutions. Developed in house, our toii platform enables entire machine parks to communicate with each other digitally and orchestrates complex processes with pinpoint accuracy and without friction losses.
From global to digital: We want our mechanical and plant engineering customers to be able to focus firmly on their core competencies. We’ll be happy to provide you with answers to any other questions you may have.
15 elephants are equivalent to the weight of a container used in coke processing. Containers of this kind are exposed to extreme high- and low-temperature loads and are deployed day and night. For this special task, our colleagues at thyssenkrupp Schulte were commissioned to develop the most resilient solution on the market.
That’s the capacity of the largest wine tank made from stainless steel sheets and round steels from Materials Services.
That’s the weight of the heavy plates Materials Services supplied for the construction of new liquid-natural gas tanks and also took over the supply chain for customers from the energy industry.