1st Bremer Convention on the subject of Industry 4.0

Left to right: Marko Schluroff/Manager SALT AND PEPPER Consulting, Dr. rer. Nat. Rainer Jansen / Undersecretary, retired., Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Thomas Niggemeier/Trainings Manufaktur Hamburg, Jinliang Qu / Jin Hong Autoparts Group Ltd. China, Prof. Rolf Drechsler /German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Robert Wille / German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Michael Baumeister/Harting Technologie


The aim was to shed more light on this exciting topic by using guest-lecturers to give warm-up presentations, followed by workshop programs. The list of participants was top-level and top-quality, with 60 visitors from politics, business and industry and even guests from Asia.

The event was held in the Steigenberger Hotel Bremen in cooperation with the DFKI (German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence), the Cluster Automotive Nordwest and the Economic Development Office. The symposium was opened by Dr. Heiner Heseler, State Counsellor to the Senator for Economy, Labour and Ports. 

The warm-up presentations which followed, delivered by speakers such as Dr. Michael Baumeister of Harting Technologie, Prof. Rolf Drechsler from DFKI, Dr. rer. Nat. Rainer Jansen, former Undersecretary at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, und Mr, Jinliang Qu of the Jin Hong Autoparts Group Ltd. China, were first class.

The Workshop program covered topics from the areas of “Lean Management”, “Cyber Physical Systems” and “Production and Automation”. SALT AND PEPPER rounded off the first Bremer Convention of its kind with a successful balance and a broad positive resonance from the sector.

A follow-up is planned in 2016 in order to establish the Convention as an established industrial event and to offer a reliable and regular additional benefit for multiplicators at the crucial industrial location of Bremen. 

The event was organised by Marko Schluroff, the executive also responsible for the Consulting Division at SALT AND PEPPER.


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SALT AND PEPPER is a Technology Consultancy with around 350 engineers, computer scientists and management consultants working from nine branches across Germany. The company offers its clients services in three areas of expertise: The Technology Consulting Division delivers engineering services to companies, on and off site, and acts as a comprehensive development partner in order to reinforce its clients’ innovative capacity. In the Management Consulting Division SALT AND PEPPER optimises processes and systems with the aid of its Operational Excellence approach and supports clients in adapting to Industry 4.0. The Software Solutions Division of the company uses its own Skills Centre to develop individual software solutions together with its own products. Founded in 2008, SALT AND PEPPER is meanwhile serving seven sunrise industries including the automotive sector, mechanical plant engineering, the energy sector and the aerospace industry. Many OEMs and companies such as Miele, Claas, Rheinenergie, ZF, KUKA and EWE rely on the skills of a company that expanded into China in 2015 and will be opening two Chinese branches in the coming year.