Promoting the Nuevo Leon 4.0 initiative in Germany


High-level officials, Universities and Clusters from Nuevo Leon visited Germany with the aim of analyzing how Industry 4.0 has been successfully implemented in that European country.

“With the Nuevo Leon 4.0 initiative, the state is taking a lead in this technological revolution, which will be a drastic change that will fundamentally reconfigure the industry,” said Fernando Turner Davila, Secretary of Economy and Labor of Nuevo Leon.

“We went to Germany to see the experiences they have had with the implementation of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, that is, their progress and the problems they have faced,” said the state official, adding that during the visit they also investigated how it is that the educational offer has to change in the State to face the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“We analyze how it is that the educational offer has to change; however, in Nuevo Leon we are going to do everything simultaneously, because we cannot wait to prepare human capital from the universities, so everything will be done on the fly, that is, with the help of German companies or software we will prepare the people from Nuevo Leon so as not to wait for us to change the educational system,” he said.

This mission was called “Experience in implementing best practices in Germany,” attended by 24 executives from Nuevo Leon from different companies, Universities and Government such as the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, ITESM, UDEM, U (CIDESI,) the Software Cluster, and outstanding companies from Monterrey, such as Metalsa, Frisa, Agro Jaba, Katcon, Xignux, Vivaaerobus, Consiss and CAINTRA.

The visit to Germany by officials included the cities of Berlin, Regensburg, Augsburg, Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Goppingen, Stuttgart, Ditizingen, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Frankfurt.

In addition to companies and universities such as Continental, Siemens, KUKA, University of Esslingen, Festo and Trumpf, they offered the opportunity to executives and entrepreneurs to observe the implementation of Digital Manufacturing, Precision Agriculture, Chemical and Medical Compounds, Internet Big Data, Man-Machine Interaction, Intelligent Sensors, among other systems.

Regarding the above, the governor of Nuevo Leon, Jaime Rodriguez Calderon emphasized the importance of the visit to the European country and said that the implementation of Industry 4.0 in the Nuevo Leon companies is a priority for his government and for the business guild of the entity.


The Hannover 2018 Fair, the most important in terms of industrial issues, will be honored as a guest of honor to Mexico, thanks to the agreement signed by Marc Siemering, director of Hannover Messe and Paulo Carreno King, CEO of ProMexico.

“A delegation of more than 250 Mexican companies - the biggest that Europe is going to visit in the history of the country - has the opportunity to show the potential of the national industry, so as to promote business opportunities with companies from all over the world,” said the Ministry of Economy in Mexico.

On his part, regarding the invitation from Germany to Mexico, the Secretary of Economy in Nuevo Leon Fernando Turner Davila noted that the internationalization of the State’s economy will be promoted at such industrial fair.

This event annually attracts more than 190,000 visitors and around 6,500 exhibitors from 70 countries.