More than 130 participants from Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe used the forum to intensify their business partnership.
More than 130 participants from Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe used the Rolling On Interroll Global Summit to intensify their business partnership.

How can medium-sized system integrators and OEMs use future opportunities for growth? This question was the focus of the first Rolling On Interroll Global Summit, which took place in Barcelona, Spain on September 6 and 7, 2017. More than 130 participants from Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe used the forum to intensify their business partnership.

Panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one and presentations by renowned experts such as Professor Howard H. Yu, Production Director Axel Kruse from Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and the futurologist and trendspotter Magnus Lindkvist sparked a lively exchange of experiences at the two-day meeting of the Rolling On Interroll (ROI) community in the city. Under the motto “Growing together,” participants from around the world discussed interaction, innovation and inspiration as key topics. Meeting in Barcelona’s El Born Cultural and Memorial Center and the Miró Foundation, they also shared views on current user and market trends as well as the business opportunities arising from Industry 4.0 (i.e., smart factories) and the increasing digital transformation and automation of intralogistics.

Digitalization shapes logistics

The workshops and discussions around the topic of interaction kicked off with a panel discussion with Interroll CEO Paul Zumbühl, who reported on his management experiences and perspective of the global material handling market. He emphasized the importance of advancing the digital transformation of internal logistics processes, and the need not only to consider the technological aspects of this development, but also to train employees to master these changes.

With the international Rolling On Interroll program, Interroll supports primarily medium-sized system integrators and OEM's with their work and gives partners the opportunity for an extensive exchange of experiences.
With the international Rolling On Interroll program, Interroll supports primarily medium-sized system integrators and OEM's with their work and gives partners the opportunity for an extensive exchange of experiences.

In addition to an uncompromising quality and platform strategy that focuses on customers and users, he underscored trust, openness and a passion for new ideas as essential to sustainable business success.

Every innovation process starts with understanding the added value for a customer

In his expert presentation, Yu from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) highlighted the key role that a company’s consistent customer focus plays in innovation. Using practical examples, he demonstrated that every successful innovation process starts with understanding the task and the added value that a solution provides for a customer. Medium-sized companies, in particular, can gain a competitive edge through their close customer relationships. 

Further highlights of the event included the presentation by Sauber F1's Kruse about close partnerships between the Sauber F1 racing team and innovative suppliers, as well as a panel discussion with five international Rolling On Interroll partners held at the Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Here, the managers from the ROI community discussed the significance of various key growth factors for medium-sized companies in intralogistics.

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With the international Rolling On Interroll program, Interroll supports primarily medium-sized system integrators and OEM's with their work and gives partners the opportunity for an extensive exchange of experiences. Since the program was launched in March 2015, ROI has developed into an industry-wide quality seal and indicates to end users worldwide the high quality and reliability of a material flow solution based on key Interroll products.

For detailed information, please see: www.rollingoninterroll.com 


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