Simulate material flow
On-Demand Webinar

Simulate material flow — realize your plant’s full potential

Could your plant do more, if all of its bottlenecks were identified? The answer to this question is almost always a resounding yes. Logistics simulations uncover a steelwork’s hidden potential and make it easier to execute extensions or modifications.

This presentation was part of the Pioneers Connect 21 virtual conference by Primetals Technologies, held April 13–14, 2021.


Dr. Gerhard Kurka

Senior Expert for Plant Simulation, Primetals Technologies

Dr. Gerhard Kurka received his PhD in Computer Science 2001 from Johannes Kepler University of Linz.  Between 2007 and 2010 he was involved in various software projects for steel producers in Austria, Germany and Russia. In 2011 he joined Primetals Technologies for supporting the development of an integrated production scheduling and simulation system. In 2014 he coordinated the initial development of a through-process quality control system (TPQC). Between 2016 and 2017 he became product life-cycle and sales manager for TPQC. Gerhard is currently heading the group for logistics/plant simulation studies and coordinates the development of a software tool for estimating CO2 footprints.


Dr. Thomas Widter

Marketing & Communications, Primetals Technologies

Since 2016 Thomas has been working as Editor-in-Chief for Marketing and Communications at Primetals Technologies.