Process technologyKarl K. Lean processes, Industry 4.0 and IoT – are they a challenge or rather opportunity to you, Karl?"Glass manufacturing belongs to the typical old Industries. The production is basically quite similar to how it has already been a century ago. However, nowadays we are taking into consideration more and more ecological aspects and digitalization and strive to improve processes wherever possible by digital tools. The collection of data and the creation of a network between different machines and tools unveil incredible opportunities to our industry. We are heading towards Industry 4.0 and IoT in all areas of production, sorting and decoration. Nevertheless we are well aware of the fact that WE, all the employees, will still remain the most important parts, with shifted competences, yet indispensable to keep the systems running."