04 July 2020

Interaction- Wilfried Theissen, MD, Putzmeister India

For the last 60 years Putzmeister has developed products that offer higher productivity, reliability and efficiency



An acknowledged world leader and global supplier of concrete machines, Putzmeister has its operations in all major countries of the world. As a pioneer of research and development in concrete pumping technology, the company offers the latest and the most comprehensive range of concreting solutions. In an exclusive interview with CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES, WILFRIED THEISSEN, MD, PUTZMEISTER INDIA, speaks about the role of Industry 4.0, cutting edge technology, after market services and participation at EXCON 2019.







Experts have called Industry 4.0 the next Industrial Revolution. How will Industry 4.0 bring in a revolution for the construction equipment manufacturing sector? Tell us about its scope and extent of its implementation in your manufacturing facility.


Industry 4.0 will indeed be the next industrial revolution but there will be a price to pay. In my view it is applicable to highly industrialised nations where full employment has been reached and additional productivity is hampered by labour shortages. Industry 4.0 requires heavy investment and will destroy jobs. In India where we would need 14% growth to get to full employment,Industry 4.0 is for the next years to come utter nonsense.



In the recent years, IoT has had a vast impact on the manufacturing sector? How do you look at the impact of IoT for the construction equipment sector?


The most immediate impact will be our ability to offer customers more intelligent fleet management. Intelligent equipment will be able to relay real time data from the field, give timely warnings before a break down occurs and help diagnose a problem before a service engineer even reaches the site. Not only that, data analysis will help inform how to manage the next job site better. This will positively improve productivity and profitability for our customers