Revolutionary compressed air concept: BOGE CIP is right there at the top

Already a prizewinner and now one of the best once again: The compressed air specialist BOGE was nominated for the "Best of Industry Award"\" of the German "MM MaschinenMarkt" industry magazine for its BOGE CIP continuous improvement programme. The revolutionary service concept achieved second place in the "Industry 4.0" category. Thanks to ongoing data analysis, BOGE identifies energy saving potentials and continuously further develops its compressed air systems in operation - a feature that is unique in the field of compressed air.

MM MaschinenMarkt is honouring leading innovators from the industry with the "Best of Industry Award" for the third time. There are nine categories, from drive technology to metal cutting. This year, a total of 31 companies entered their products and services in the competition. The company Klingelnberg emerged victorious at the gala in Würzburg on the evening of Thursday 7 June, with its cyber-physical gearwheel production system. Thorsten Meier, CEO of BOGE, congratulated the competitor on the award.

"Our BOGE CIP is already an award winner. Even if it just missed being honoured this time, we have implemented an unprecedented and unique concept" , said Thorsten Meier. Based on data analyses, the compressed air specialist from Bielefeld is making its systems increasingly energyefficient in operation with the continuous improvement programme . In 2017, BOGE won the renowned "Diamond Star" prize from the business magazine "Handelsblatt" for this groundbreaking service solution.

At the "Best of Industry Award" the online voting participants helped determine the winners with 50% of the vote Without being aware of the result of this vote, an independent specialist jury also scrutinised the products and services. This included distinguished scientists and professors from the fields of production and logistics, along with a patent lawyer, the editor -in-chief of MM MaschinenMarkt - Udo Schnell, and two specialist editors - Reinhold Schäfer und Stéphane Itasse. The team of nine experts evaluated the nominated products based on criteria such as their degree of technological innovation, the benefit for industry, environment and society, their economic viability and their presentation. The reader and jury assessments were then merged in a point system.