About Michael Grünert

As our blog might suggest we love to talk about efficiency, future manufacturing and new logistics approaches. But what we'd like more is putting them into action.

smart manufacturing

In our previous blog about industry 4.0 we discussed smart factories. We got a couple of responses. Many of them where questions so we decided to bring a bit more light into the buzz word tunnel. What are we having today? Today many manufacturers produce very large quantities. Economies of scale are important is the [...]

By |2014-04-07T23:42:31+00:00March 26th, 2014|future manufacturing|Comments Off on smart manufacturing

industry 4.0

One of the "new" buzz words around is industry 4.0 - It creates some specific hype in manufacturing because the industry starts talking about smart factories. The term refers to no less then the fourth industrial revolution. As in all previous industrial revolutions experts expect an increased living standard, more efficiency and better productivity. little history [...]

By |2014-04-23T07:32:47+00:00March 24th, 2014|future manufacturing|Comments Off on industry 4.0

transformer stations for offshore renewable wind energy

From February to June 2013 we've been involved in the construction of one of the first converter platform for offshore wind energy. The project was made for Since it is a rather unusual project we've often had to explain it to clients, partners and future customers. We just came across a youtube video from a [...]

By |2014-03-12T13:28:27+00:00March 5th, 2014|renewable energy|Comments Off on transformer stations for offshore renewable wind energy

heat usage of biogas engines

In many biogas plants you do get heat as a waste product. Waste product? Yes the huge biogas engines burn the biogas to create electricity. The energy will be used locally or is injected to the national grid. Everybody who did stand next to a car engine after a hundred miles trip knows that engines [...]

By |2014-03-12T13:30:56+00:00February 4th, 2014|renewable energy|0 Comments

interconnected traffic

How many hours do you use your car per day? Half an hour, three hours, ten hours? – The rest of the time it is just parked and therefore basically in the way. How often in your live have you been angry about people parking on double yellow lines and slow down the traffic in [...]

By |2014-03-12T13:34:29+00:00October 14th, 2013|efficiency|Comments Off on interconnected traffic

the other use of parking meters

I’m sure you’ve seen the news a couple of weeks back about the latest German invention. In Bonn, the old West German capital the city council introduced parking meters for prostitutes in an attempt to tax the world’s oldest profession. The ticket will be around £5.30 per night and like real parking meters it just [...]

By |2014-03-12T13:44:28+00:00September 17th, 2013|efficiency|Comments Off on the other use of parking meters

txt eagle

I came across txteagle just two weeks ago. After a bit of research I realised that the Economist had an article about them half a year ago, please find the link attached. Here’s a short summary. The basics: Three quarters of the mobile phone users worldwide live in developing countries. In those countries, access to [...]

By |2014-03-12T13:46:55+00:00August 7th, 2013|efficiency|Comments Off on txt eagle

experience while travelling

Today (March 2010), I was flying to Berlin. I arrive at the airport and right in front of my check in queue, two school classes (aged 12-14 I guess). After bagel and water (too early for coffee) I arrive at my gate. Boarding!!! I jump to my seat, closed my eyes and looked forward to [...]

By |2014-04-22T10:53:46+00:00April 3rd, 2010|traveling|Comments Off on experience while travelling