According to Desma, it has been one of the first engineering companies to develop concrete solutions in the field of networked production – Industry 4.0. In the meantime, a variety of megatrends have added their influence. Demographic change, increasing digitisation, increasingly scarce raw materials and, last but not least, ever accelerating climate change are challenges that can be met with the right products, said the company. In order to cope with this increasing complexity, Desma has set out to become a machine building service provider that integrates into its business partners’ processes. To that end, the company has launched the initiative #desmatters. In addition to the machines, the company offers its customers a value proposition and range of services aimed at increasing their competitiveness. A crucial requirement is the maximum transparency and reproducibility of the production processes. These are created by the digital tools of the SmartConnect 4.U product family, automation and process expertise, a comprehensive service offer and the Desma eco-system for the integration of business processes, the SmartConnect 4.U platform solution. At K 2019, Desma will be creating a space on its 400 m2 stand where customers can experience the range of services the company offers.