Weak point mechatronics: huge lost potential

Analysis of the machinery and plant engineering sector

Machinery and plant engineering companies are giving away millions in potential in R&D and production

German machinery and plant engineering companies are falling short of their potential when it comes to integrating electronic hardware and software components in product development. Sector analyses undertaken by ROI Management Consulting AG demonstrate that integrated mechatronic manufacturing concepts can boost efficiency in the value chain. However, many engineering businesses still rely on traditional processes in research and development (R&D) – thereby neglecting cost reduction potential running into millions.