Research and Learning Factory

FlowFactory | New research building for the production of the future

A new learning factory building for production research is being built at PTW in a prime location: the FlowFactory. The building will fit into the Lichtwiese campus to the west of the existing process learning factory CiP and will thus be centrally visible and easily accessible directly next to the mechanical engineering building. The FlowFactory will include its own seminar room and temporary workstations for students. When designing the production area, an innovative supply infrastructure will be developed that allows for great layout flexibility: this is the basis for exploring novel technical and organizational implementation options for digitalized, lean production and logistics.

The FlowFactory will be ready for operation in mid-2023.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Metternich,
Head of Institute

The FlowFactory brings the lean production of the future to life: flexible, responsive and sustainable.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Metternich, Institutsleiter PTW



Funding program

The project is supported by the three projects Innovation Factory 4.0 (FPG992 0003/2019), personnel funding for concept development for production research in the Innovation Factory 4.0 (FPG990) and infrastructure for the FlowFactory (REACT-EU: Development and expansion of research and innovation infrastructure at universities and non-university research institutions, FPG968).

The projects are supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union within the framework of the IWB-EFRE Hessen.

REACT-EU Project Infrastructure for the FlowFactory – This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We gratefully acknowledge the funding of the FlowFactory project based on these projects.