Partners and Associations

As a member of industry networks and a partner of numerous schools and universities, we are actively committed to building a sustainable future for the OstWestfalenLippe region, where our German headquarters is located. As part of a unified approach, we have joined with other mechanical engineering companies in the region to ensure that OstWestfalenLippe retains its position as a leading European centre of mechanical engineering on the international stage.

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Peter Boldt, Basic development   As an important partner to universities and networks, we always have our eye on developing ideas to benefit the future.

It's OWL – industry 4.0 for OstWestfalenLippe

174 companies, universities and other partners are working together within the framework of the regional technology network “Intelligente Technische Systeme OstWestfalenLippe” to develop a joint strategy for maintaining the leading position of the OstWestfalenLippe region – the home of the company in Germany - amongst the global competition.

it's OWL is recognised as a cluster of excellence by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and is currently working on the development of intelligent technical systems within 46 different research projects. As a partner in the network, we are actively involved in several of these research initiatives and through them, make an important contribution to innovation in the area of Industry 4.0.

OWL Maschinenbau – compressed air as the air of the future for OstWestfalenLippe

As a co-founder of the industry network OWL Maschinenbau e.V. (OWL Registered Association for Mechanical Engineering), we seek to ensure that the OstWestfalenLippe region – the home of the company in Germany - maintains its status as a leading European region of mechanical engineering for many years to come.

One of the network’s most important tasks is to stimulate the transfer of knowledge between universities, research institutes and businesses. This serves as the basis for technological developments in mechanical engineering and the training of specialist personnel. We assume an important role both in driving this transfer of knowledge and in the goal-oriented implementation of concepts and ideas, all undertaken with the aim of encouraging efficient, path-breaking regional cooperation. One aspect of our work is the annual technology and innovation forum “Solutions”. Here, companies, directors and specialist and management personnel join practical workshops to discuss new product developments, logistics, marketing, services, strategic management and personnel-related topics. Such discussions form an important contribution to the ongoing development of specialist competence and the preservation of jobs in the region.


As a member of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbauer (German Engineering Association), we help to shape the engineering sector in Germany, with a particular focus on issues and topics pertaining to the compressed air sector.


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As an active member of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) for the last 20 years, BOGE Compressors Ltd UK has been instrumental in helping establish some of the industry’s standard best practices. BCAS works actively with various industry sectors in setting codes of practice and benchmarks for the efficiency, reliability and quality of the air produced.


BOGE is a member of the American Compressed Air and Gas Institute. The association is responsible for addressing topics of broad concern to the industry such as educational and promotional as well as marketing subjects or energy efficiency issues.

Food-Processing Initiative e.V.

More than 100 companies, research institutions and national and international partners in the food industry form this network, with the objective of improving the competitiveness of companies in the food value-added chain in North Rhine-Westphalia.