Plant & Works Engineering
Lenze turns 70
Published:  21 November, 2017

In mid-October, more than 400 industry experts and journalists from all over the world came together to celebrate Lenze's 70th anniversary at the company’s German headquarters near Hamelin.

Lenze celebrated its anniversary with the “Future Day of Machine Manufacturing”. The event provided an opportunity to take part in creative discussions on trends, challenges and intelligent solutions for modern machine manufacturing.

Subjects debated included most recent automation trends, latest product developments and future ways to make machine building easier. Pre-eminent experts from varied business disciplines talked about digitisation, the IoT and the future challenges as well as the opportunities for machine manufacturing.

What started as a trading company in Hamelin, Germany, has today developed into an international Drive and Automation company. Lenze said that it takes pride in being a real partner to its customers, developing intelligent solutions for the Smart Factory together.

To make digital transformations possible cooperation is the key factor, Lenze CEO Christian Wendler said: “Our ability to develop the right solutions for the challenges faced by our customers has always depended on our people, and this will be the case in the future. The cooperation and partnership with the customer is most important for us. In order to create intelligent machines, the role of our people will increasingly be to work creatively in teams – cooperation skills will become the new core competence.”

Industry 4.0 and the digital world also mean a change of role for Lenze itself. From a manufacturer of components, drive solutions and automation systems, Lenze is turning into a service provider that presents itself to its machine- manufacturing customers as a complete engineering partner.