The Industrie 4.0 Award for pioneering solutions and forward thinking.

Industrie 4.0 Award

With the Industrie 4.0 Award, ROI-EFESO and the trade journal “Produktion” have been honouring companies since 2013 that implement exceptionally forward-looking and successful digital projects in the Smart Factory, in Smart Supply Chain Management or with Smart Products & Services.

In short: the best of the best in Industry 4.0.

benchmark for industrial digitalisation

Industry 4.0 and IIoT technologies are at the core of the digital transformation in industry. They are the lever to ensure high operational excellence in the face of extreme complexity and volatility, to reduce costs, to increase decision quality, to increase flexibility and to develop new business models.


At the same time, Industry 4.0 makes an important contribution to solving global challenges – such as reducing CO2 emissions, in healthcare, or in managing demographic change. Since 2013, the management consultancy ROI-EFESO and the trade journal “Produktion” have been honouring particularly successful and pioneering digital projects in industry with the Industrie 4.0 Award. The focus is consistently on the innovativeness and sustainability of the implemented solutions, the concrete added value of the project and the potential to be taken up as best practice by other companies.


The Industrie 4.0 Award has thus not only established itself as an important benchmark for industrial digitalisation, but also as an encouragement to tackle entrepreneurial and social transformation projects with determination.




The winners of the Industrie 4.0 Awards are determined by a jury panel made up of high-calibre industry executives. This jury evaluates the anonymized projects of the applicants based on their expertise according to the three award categories “Smart Factory”, “Smart Supply Chain Management” and “Smart Products & Services”.

Dr. Robert Bauer, SICK AG
Dr.-Ing. Gunter Beitinger, Siemens AG
Dipl.-Ing. Roland Bent, PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
Peter Bosch, Bentley Motors Ltd.
Jörg Cwojdzinski, ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG
Gudrun Degenhart, thyssenkrupp Materials Services GmbH
Antonio Fabio Giuliani, Robert Bosch S.p.A.
Ekkehart Gläser, AGCO/FENDT
Dieter Grajer, Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
Frank Göller, Volkswagen Group
Jochen Hanebeck, Infineon Technologies AG
Rupert Hoellbacher, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jäger, Arnold Jäger Holding GmbH
Dipl. Ing. Rupert Klein , Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
Olaf Korzinovski, Volkswagen AG
Dr. Karsten Kroos, thyssenkrupp AG
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Löwen, Siemens AG Technology
Dr.-Ing. Nils Macke, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Cem Peksaglam, cepe Consulting GmbH
Markus Quicken, SupplyOn AG
Ulrich Schrickel, Brose
Norbert Schrüfer, TroGroup GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Oliver Schubert, ZKW Group GmbH
Wolfgang Sochor, HAWE Hydraulik SE
Johann Soder, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG
Manfred Stanek, Greiner Packaging
Dr. Ing. Joerg Ulrich, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Unger, Balluff GmbH
Ulrich Viethen, Murrelektronik GmbH
Dr. Lucas Johannes Winter, Contakt GmbH