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Electrical engineering industries work together to drive digitalisation

15 December 2015

FIEEC and ZVEI, the French and German electrical and electronics manufacturers´ industry associations, have agreed to work together more closely to drive Europe’s digitalisation and to set up a strong pan-European movement. 

To this end the two associations will jointly collaborate on digital challenges such as the ownership and handling of data, big data, cyber security, digital skills and cloud computing and will develop joint industry solutions.
 
Both Associations have launched successfully national initiatives – ‘Industrie du futur’ in France and ‘Industrie 4.0’ in Germany. There is agreement that the Digitising European Industry’ –
initiative of Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, is the right way forward. It brings together all relevant players all over Europe for best practice sharing and communication.
 
”We strongly believe that a French/German partnership is the most efficient way to bring Europe towards its future,” said Luc Rémont – vice president FIEEC and President GIMÉLEC. “For many years FIEEC/GIMÉLEC and ZVEI have worked together. It is now time to strengthen our relationship in order to become a leading force in Europe on key topics such as digitalisation.”
 
Michael Ziesemer, president ZVEI added: “Our main challenge is the generation of trust for digitalisation. Data ownership, responsible data handling and data storage questions need to be answered. We need to enter into an open dialogue with the public and political environments.”


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