Founding Meeting of New VDMA Working Group Machines in Construction 4.0 Held at bauma 2019

The new working group was founded in Munich on April 8 to enable machine networking to be carried out in a more structured manner and with all actors involved in the value chain.


“With the founding of the MiC 4.0 working group, we are responding to the desire of our members to tackle this issue intensively, in a structured and goal-oriented manner," says Joachim Schmid, VDMA Managing Director Construction Equipment and Plant Engineering. The working group will be open to companies from all over Europe and beyond. Img 0410

The following were elected to the Executive Board:

  • Eugen Schobesberger (Liebherr EMtec) - Chairman
  • Ralf Lüddemann (Leonhard Weiss) – Deputy chairman
  • Franz-Josef Paus (Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik)
  • Martin Lehner (Wacker Neuson)
  • Robert Laux (BOMAG)
  • Dr. Andreas Ziegler (BAUER Maschinen)
  • Dirk Siewert (German Construction Industry Federation)
  • Joachim Schmid (VDMA Construction – Equipment and Plant Engineering)

The Executive Board has appointed Dr. Darius Soßdorf as Managing Director. Dr. Soßdorf has been involved in digitization since he joined the association. "The aim is to approach the tasks and work ahead in a structured manner and to develop suitable models and solutions across all parties involved," explains the new managing director.

With the new working group, companies that cannot become VDMA members now have the opportunity to become members of this working group. It is essentially about machine data, M2M communication, ISO 15143-3, standardization and data rights. The goal is to network machines more and more with each other. Img 0413

Interested companies can register by sending an e-mail to This includes the following areas: 

  • machine manufacturers
  • construction industry, construction companies
  • suppliers, component manufacturers
  • software, sensor, drive and motor manufacturers
  • manufacturers of telecommunication and geopositioning systems
  • universities, institutes and research institutions

The first board meeting is expected to take place in May.