HOMAG Group AG will participate in the project and support the definition of system requirements as well as prototype applications by providing a machine as a model application.

The HOMAG Group is the world's leading supplier of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and the skilled trades. With 14 specialised production sites worldwide as well as 23 Group-owned sales and service companies and around 60 exclusive sales partners, the company is a unique system provider and employs around 6,400 people. Founded in 1960, the HOMAG Group has risen to become the market leader with a pioneering spirit, a high level of innovative strength and technical excellence. Today, the company offers its customers optimum solutions for digitised production with digital consistency of data from the point of sale throughout the entire production process and a comprehensive software suite. The open ecosystem "tapio" (open Internet-of-Things platform) also maps the data flow along the entire value chain of the wood industry. Customers use the HOMAG Group's high-tech machines and plants to produce home and office furniture, kitchens, parquet and laminate flooring, windows, doors, stairs or even complete timber system houses. The product range extends from stand-alone machines for craft businesses through to automated and networked production lines for highly industrialised, customised furniture manufacturing.

Improving energy efficiency by reducing losses through central provision of a machine/system-wide DC power supply "DC link" while reducing costs.