Industry 4.0 and the associated developments and perspectives will once again be one of the central topics at the world’s most important industrial trade fair in Hanover this year. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) and on behalf of the VDMA IMPULS Foundation, the ILIN is currently investigating the digitization strategies and digitization competencies of German mechanical and plant engineering companies. First interim results of the study were presented during a press conference at the Hannover Messe 2016. To the press release of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).