German manufactories enjoy an international reputation. Whether porcelain, watches, organs or writing utensils — the craftsmanship has its origin in the traditional craft training in Central Europe, which belongs to the immaterial cultural heritage. However, in the 21st century, the fundamental processes of change in digitalisation and globalisation are clearly perceptible for every individual. Manufactories also have to reinvent themselves in the face of the world market: They are focusing on future technologies and are trying to combine the vision of a “Manufactory 4.0” with the classic self-image of workshops. This results in globally networking companies that are oriented towards the human dimension and are committed to sustainability in their production. The book “Handmade in Germany. Manufactory 4.0.” gives an insight into the practice and future visions of the most important German manufacturers.
The book „Handmade in Germany. Manufactory 4.0.“ portrays, among others:
Kebe Living, Feinbrennerei Simons, Dr. Jaglas, Doktorenhof, Jens Rittmeyer, Hoffmann Metallgefäße, Schmiede Münks, Kupfermanufaktur Weyersberg, Benzinger, Uhrenunikate Philippe Wurtz, Ganglof Ulbricht, Nadine Werner, Urban Tarrazzo, Aceteam, zeitguised, Ursula Wagner, Sascha Peeters, Schotten und Hansen, Hasenkopf, Gipsformerei Berlin, Schuke Orgelbau, Steingräber Bayreuth, COR, Thonet, Isle of Dogs, Anna von Mangold, Catharina Mende, Anta, Avantgarde Acoustic, Clearaudio, Buben & Zörweg, Leica, Urban Motors, A Lange & Söhne, Faber-Castell, Hering Berlin, Fürstenberg Nymphenburg, KPM, Theresienthal, Meissen, Robbe & Berking, Koch & Bergfeld, Güde, ODEEH, aeyde, Korbinian Ludwig Heß, Frank Leder, Fiona Bennett, UNDGRETEL, Gottseidank, Berlepsch, Werkstatt München, Tsatsas.