Mechanical and plant engineering is an enabler for climate protection and resource efficiency and acts as an equipment supplier, solution provider and user. An important building block on the road to climate neutrality is the circular economy. Its aim is to preserve the value of products and raw materials for as long as possible and to minimize the generation of waste. This is a challenging task that the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia is facing up to!
The approaches to solutions for the circular economy presented in this issue of the innovation magazine “Innovations made in NRW” published by ProduktionNRW come from various branches of mechanical and plant engineering. They show that a comprehensive transformation of the industry, can only succeed if everyone participates. At the same time, they show the potential that lies within it.
“Many companies in North Rhine-Westphalia are already working successfully on circular economy solutions,” says Hans-Jürgen Alt, manager of the ProduktionNRW competence network run by the VDMA NRW. “It’s becoming very clear that we need a new look at cooperation, coordination and communication along the entire value chain to successfully implement circular economy.”
Approaches to action for future topics
ProduktionNRW’s innovation magazine examines relevant trend topics from the mechanical and plant engineering sector from different angles. Authors from well-known companies show their entrepreneurial approach to innovation topics and present implementation examples.
The innovation magazine is available both online as a pdf and as a print edition in German and English.