For its business-related research projects, the University of Kaiserslautern counts on the expertise of BRAUN Maschinenbau. Stefan Braun, Jr., is involved in two of the university’s projects as an industry partner.
Industry partnerships with the Technical University of Kaiserslautern
“The EU’s efforts to impose further tight restrictions on herbicide use in Europe confirms that we have recognised the signs of the times,” says owner and managing director Stefan Braun, Jr.
To take a leading role in shaping future development trends, Braun has worked closely with the University of Kaiserslautern over the last ten years. Twenty-three theses and assignments have resulted so far, as well as three research projects: KoPiKomp, ServKon and InnoProm. The goal of the KoPiKomp joint research project was to develop an integrated “concept for anti-piracy protection for components of capital goods.” The ServKon project set out to develop an overall concept for the integrated benefit assessment of product-service systems. In the InnoProm project, Stefan Braun and the University of Kaiserslautern together developed a concept for evaluating the productivity and quality of product-related services.
The goal of the “KoPiKomp” joint research project is to develop an integrated “concept for anti-piracy protection for components of capital goods.” It focuses on increasing transparency concerning existing product pirates, and on classifying the various components of capital goods. The concept enables original manufacturers to carry out a targeted piracy analysis based on a comprehensive information recording and management system, and to implement appropriate protective measures.
Around the world, “Made in Germany” continues to stand for innovative, high-quality capital goods. To continue to succeed in international competition in the future, German manufacturers will need to convincingly justify the generally high price level of their products with objectively verifiable values.
In this context, the ServKon joint research project aims to develop an overall concept for the integrated benefit assessment of product-service systems, using small and medium-sized commercial vehicle manufacturers in Rhineland-Palatinate as an example, including Braun Maschinenbau GmbH.
The concept helps manufacturers of high-value capital goods to provide customised solutions with optimised operating costs, and at the same time enables customers to gear their investment decisions to the long-term benefit instead of short-term prices. The goal of the ServKon project is to boost the competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturers of capital goods.
2011-2014: InnoProm – Innovation and Promotion
Productivity and quality of service products