Modern logistics you can touch

The Logistic Application Center of the university of applied sciences opens in THE HUB Emden


Emden – According to the motto “Best Practice for the North-West” the Logistic Application Center has opened on Friday in THE HUB Emden. Around 50 guests could discover modern solutions in logistics and additionally, get informed to the newest alliances and initiatives of the university of applied sciences Emden/Leer.

The new Logistic Application Center, initiated by professor doctor Dirk Schleuter and supported by the Institute of Logistics (HILOG) of the university of applied sciences Emden/Leer, describes a permanent exhibition for logistics, at which current trends and technologies in the thematic field are shown. “You are expressively invited to touch and try at this exhibition”, as Kelly Kummerow from the HILOG explained. Especially small and medium regional enterprises can experience locally, how modern transportation and warehouse as well as picking systems can be integrated in the business. Therefore, the HILOG also offers workshops and individual consultation.

Various demonstrators were illustrating this on Friday in THE HUB Emden. Among others a digital assembly line, the application of augmented reality, an exoskeleton for working ergonomically as well as an automated guided vehicle were presented. “We’d like to carry the innovations beyond the university of applied sciences and practically bring science on the road. Therefore, the new Logistic Application Center forms a good example”, as the president of the university of applied sciences Professor Doctor Gerhard Kreutz outlines.

Another point on the agenda on Friday was the presentation of some initiatives of the university of applied sciences Emden/Leer. The alliance “Innovatives Ostfriesland” being initiated in the last year wants to shape the structural change in Ostfriesland with the support of various regional partners. Within this alliance, the innovation fields hydrogen, system control and automatization as well as cultural tourism are focused next to logistics. The initiative greentech OSTFRIESLAND is going to handle the management of the alliance during the next years by using the already established network, as the director of the HILOG doctor Stephan Kotzur said on Friday. Henceforward, it is valid to gain further partners to promote the structural change in the region.

Additionally, a further network, which wants to help regional companies to optimize in various business units, was founded lately called “Initiative Operational Excellence”. “We’d like to achieve, that continuous and dynamic optimizations are going to become part of the daily business”, André Wessels, who acts as contact person for companies next to Hannah Stalleicken, explained. Among others, the team plans non-binding and costless best-practice trips as well as open networking meetings for interested enterprises. The initiative is accompanied by Professor Doctor Dirk Schleuter and graduate engineer Jens Janßen of the VW Werk in Emden. Within this context, Jens Janßen and his colleague Kai Koischwitz examined the transition of some processes in the plant concerning the production of electric cars.

The Logistic Application Center is part of the joint project “Innosys Nordwest” and is funded by means of the “Niedersächsische Vorab” of the “Volkswagen Stiftung”, among others. Interested companies can contact Kelly Kummerow (phone: 04921/8204953, mail: Concerning questions about the alliance “Innovatives Ostfriesland” interested people can write an e-mail at (phone: 04921-807 1344, and for questions about the Initiative Operational Excellence at or contact by telephone under 04921-807 1270 ( 


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