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Dec 19, 2014:

Dürkopp Adler is hundredth member of it´s OWL

The top cluster it’s OWL is growing further and meets with ever-increasing interest in the regional economy. Today it’s OWL welcomed the Bielefeld sewing technology specialist Dürkopp Adler as its 100th member.

Dietrich Eickhoff, Managing Director of Dürkopp Adler AG, explains: „Intelligent automation, intuitive operation and holistic product development play a more and more important role with regard to our sewing technology solutions. The top cluster offers us an excellent possibility to explore our optimization potentials in these fields. Furthermore, we obtain access to current research knowledge and new technologies. The exchange of experience as well as the cooperation within the network are a great plus for us.
Günter Korder, General Manager of it´s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH: „The increasing response shows that the networking idea of it’s OWL is working well and our offers meet the needs of the industry. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises see the opportunity to benefit from the new technologies of the top cluster and the high supra-regional attention.“
In the it´s OWL e.V. the partners of the top cluster – firms,  high schools, research institutions and organisations – bundle their interests. The association is the sole shareholder of the  it´s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH. Its chairman is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Gausemeier (Heinz Nixdorf Institut), vice chairmen are Hans Beckhoff (Managing partner of Beckhoff Automation) and Dr. Eduard Sailer (General Manager Miele). Business agent of the association is the East-Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
The top cluster it´s OWL
In the top cluster it‘s OWL – Intelligent Technical Systems East-Westphalia Lippe – firms and research institutions are working together to develop solutions for intelligent products and production systems. The spectrum ranges from intelligent automation and drive solutions to machines, vehicles and household appliances and up to linked production plants. Honoured in the top cluster competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it’s OWL is considered as one of the largest initiatives for the industry. Since the start of it’s OWL(mid 2012) about 5,000 new jobs have been created in the cluster companies as well as 500 positions for scientists in high schools and research institutions. Six new research organisations have been set up and 14 new courses of studies have emerged in the field of intelligent technical systems.
Dürkopp Adler AG
The Dürkopp Adler AG operates with a global service and sales organisation of 11 subsidiary companies,  2 joint ventures and more than 80 distributors. The company’s objective is to perfect the automation of production processes guaranteeing at the same time a maximum range of flexible application possibilities.
Press contacts:
it´s OWL Clustermanagement GmbH
Wolfgang Marquardt
Tel. 0521 9673322
Dürkopp Adler AG
Thomas Vogel
Tel. 0521 9252287

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