Knowledge Transfer by Industrial Consulting

For the WBA , industry consulting means a transparent thematic focus, well-proven standards in the implementation of solutions as well as a professional handling of projects. Concrete improvements of companies rest on the approaches tested in numerous projects within the various consulting topics. Due to the unique focus of research activities in the field of tool making, the close cooperation with experts at RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer institutes, new findings continuously flow into the further development of tried solution approaches. On this basis, the WBA supports companies in successfully realizing their improvement potentials with regard to the state of technology.


The starting point of an industry project is the determination of the organizational and technological capabilities of the tool room. The evaluation is carried out in cooperation with the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), which have an extensive benchmarking database with datasets for tool rooms worldwide. This worldwide unique database allows for well-grounded statements to be made about the status quo of the company. A concrete result of the evaluation is the comparison of the own company with those of similar tool rooms or the industry average by using characteristic figures. In this manner, the relevant areas of improvement can be identified and the approach within the project can be individually adapted for each company’s needs.

The modular service portfolio offered by the WBA for the industry forms its basis. The relevant topics are summarized in consulting areas and are oriented towards the formation process of a tool, combined with similar areas. Together with other competence areas with regard to organizational and technological topics, company and application-specific solutions are worked out in projects and finalized with a successful implementation of improvement measures.
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Christoph Kelzenberg, M.Sc.
Head of Consulting

Phone +49 241 99016365