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“Standards are developed by those who will subsequently apply them.” This is one of the tenets of “Deutsches Institut (DIN) für Normung,” Germany’s major standardization organization. For instance, that is why Günther Galfe, the president of our Schreiner PrinTrust business unit, is a member of the “Actions against Product Piracy” working group. In this context, he contributed his comprehensive expertise to the creation of a guide titled Measures against Counterfeiting – Guidelines for the Preparation of Protection Concepts against Counterfeiting, Illegal Reproduction and Trade of Illegal Goods published in May 2017.

Creating a tangible experience of the benefits of digitalization: that was what the 2017 HANNOVER MESSE promised its visitors—and impressively delivered on its promise last week. Our Schreiner ProTech business unit was represented at the world’s leading industrial trade show as well, having presented its solutions and services centered on secure product marking and digital transformation. The lineup showcased at the shared VDMA booth billed as “Industrial Security” was focused on hot topics such as Product Authentication, Track & Trace and Product Lifecycle Management.

Counterfeiting and tampering threaten all well-known brands today. At the GLOBAL BRAND PROTECTION INNOVATION PROGRAMME (GBPIP) held in London this week on May 26-27, more than 100 experts are engaged in an exchange about innovative authenticity protection solutions that enable tamper- and counterfeit-proof marking of products. They include Dr. Nadine Summa from Schreiner MediPharm , and Thomas Völcker and André Siebeneicher from Schreiner ProSecure .

The factory of the future is the key topic at the Hanover Fair this week. Our colleagues from Schreiner ProTech , Schreiner ProSecure , Schreiner LogiData and Schreiner Services (Hall 8, D08) are on site, using infographics to illustrate what processes can be automated in a smart factory thanks to our functional labels and what information can be provided by means of smartphone apps.