prenode and TRUMPF Win the "SCALE!" Category of 2023 Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award (MIMA)

May 19, 2023

Collaborative Brilliance: prenode and TRUMPF won at MIMA!

We are delighted to share the thrilling news that prenode , in collaboration with TRUMPF, has emerged victorious in the "SCALE!" category of Microsoft and Roland Berger's Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award (MIMA). This remarkable achievement in Remote Operations for Equipment as a Service highlights our unwavering dedication to innovation and industry leadership in the field of intelligent manufacturing. We proudly competed alongside exceptional participants from across EMEA, making this award even more significant.

Smart digital solutions like those used by our winners will help to increase the potential for seamless interaction in the future. - Jochen Gleisberg, Senior Partner at Roland Berger Co-Head Operations

Remote Operations for Equipment-as-a-Service

prenode, in partnership with TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen SE & Co. KG, has unveiled an innovative technology that empowers live monitoring and remote troubleshooting for Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) in the sheet metal industry. This innovative solution stands out by offering a unique combination of live monitoring and remote access capabilities for swift troubleshooting by operators. By eliminating real-time conflicts and providing insights into production costs and profitability, this technology benefits companies in the sheet metal sector and holds significant relevance for other industries.

Video: Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award 2023 | Meet the winners

You can learn more about MIMA and our achievements at the official website.

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