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Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is part of many discussions nowadays. In his latest column for Vending Management Christoph Budelmann describes which possibilities industry 4.0 can offer to the vending sector. Nevertheless, he emphasizes that many companies already have implemented applications by now and that is seen as a standard by customers today. Thus, a market differentiation is not really possible anymore if you solely rely on industry 4.0. That’s why we would like to encourage you to consider future trends in order to react to them in a timely manner.

Hanover Fair, April 25th – 29th 2016

Themed “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” the world’s largest industrial fair takes place in Hanover April 25th – 29th. The main focus lies on Industry 4.0, Energy & Environmental Technology, Industrial Automation & IT as well as on Smart Materials & Components. Our company presents results of our latest research project (smart work clothes) at booth B22 in hall 2.

Network Companies Integrate Refugees

More than 300 companies from all over Germany are founding members of “NETWORK Companies Integrate Refugees”. One of them is Budelmann Elektronik, one out of four founding members from Münster. The website went online on 3rd March and has been presented by Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel and the president of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) Dr. Eric Schweitzer. The network’s function is to support companies which plan to employ refugees.

Principles of orderly bookkeeping in vending

In addition to Christoph Budelmann’s last column for Vending Management discussing possible amendments concerning electronic sales data read-out, the current column deals with the legal requirements that are already in effect. All vendors should make themselves familiar with their vending machines since the taxable person is responsible for the correctness of its records. Ask your supplier to make sure that everything is recorded accordingly! It is technically feasible to record every single transaction. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Jeannine Budelmann briefs Members of the state parliament of North Rhine Westphalia on Industry 4.0

Last Saturday Jeannine Budelmann was invited by the working committee for economy of the state of North Rhine Westphalia where she informed local and regional politicians of the Green Party about the opportunities and obstacles of Industry 4.0 She stated that small and medium-sized companies need to be supported and tangible examples need to be made in order to show how Industry 4.0 can improve internal processes. Furthermore, Jeannine Budelmann emphasized that digitization does not only mean broadband expansion.

Electronic sales data read-out

In the world of vending machines a paper published by the ministry of finance creates confusion: Storage of digital records on cash transactions supposedly comes into effect in 2017, requiring modifications in software and construction. The paper has been published on November 26, 2010 by the German federal ministry of finance and refers to cash registers, scales with register functions, taximeters and odometers. We asked the ministry which effect the writing has on our customers’ products.

The entire article was published in Vending Management 04/2015

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