Smart Meters: Inauguration of new production hall

Already awarded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a new production facility for the latest generation of radio water meters was officially inaugurated today. Around 200 guests attended the ceremony, including partners, customers and suppliers as well as representatives from politics, business and industry associations.

After several years of development and an investment volume of several million euros, the digital production facility has been gradually put into operation over the past few months. Here, Smart Meters are now manufactured according to the latest standards.

This allows the combination of cost efficiency and variant diversity: high flexibility and maximum focus on customer needs are combined with simultaneous cost-effectiveness. Production is optimized in terms of time, costs and quality as well as availability, adherence to schedules and storage levels.

Partners from the water and utilities industry show their skills at trade exhibition

Around 200 visitors were able to experience at first hand what digitalisation means for the company, production and its more than 160 employees. Personal contacts were established at an in-house exhibition with the companies Airvalve, Armare-Tec, Dalminex, derago, Esders, ITQ, Mösslein Wassertechnik, Plasson, Sigrist, Tebbe Armaturen and ViWa.

The program was rounded off by several guest speeches, starting with Thomas Anders, Managing Director of DVGW Baden-Württemberg. Other speakers included Dr. Rainer Stetter (CEO, ITQ GmbH, Munich), Christian Czech (CEO, derago e.K., Lottstetten), Günther Mösslein (CEO, Mösslein GmbH, Lohr am Main) and Lothar Schütz (CEO, Armare-Tec GmbH, Memmingen-Boos).

Role model for Germany as a business location

The "smart" production system for "smart" and high-quality measuring instruments has also convinced the Ministry of Economics and the VDMA Baden-Württemberg. Already a few months ago, Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded Lorenz the title as one of the "100 places for industry 4.0" in Baden-Württemberg.

"We are very proud to be among the 100 pioneers of digitisation, especially in the high-tech state of Baden-Württemberg, alongside large corporations and research institutions. The jury's assessment reinforces our conviction that it is not cheap goods but genuine quality and added value for the customer, which ultimately pays off for everyone involved," said Lorenz CEO Wilhelm Mauß.

Thus Lorenz commits itself again - against the industry trend - to the production in Germany and its employees at the traditional location. Digitalised production not only makes the complexity of increasingly diverse requirements manageable: The resulting quality products and services create genuine added value for customers - and thus a decisive competitive advantage for high-quality products.