On-Demand Webinar

The bright future: Dark plants

This session takes you on a journey to the “dark plant” of the future, where human operators are no longer needed and – theoretically – all lights could be turned off. Autonomous systems, digital assistants, and AI are all part of this concept.

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


Günther Winter

Technology Officer, Electrics and Automation 

Günther Winter holds a degree in electrical engineering. He joined Primetals Technologies (at that time Siemens) in 1979 as Commissioning Engineer. He has a long experience in commissioning of hot and cold rolling plants, project management and sales. Since 2006 (at that time Siemens VAI) he is Technology and Innovation Head of the Global Business Unit Electrics and Automation.


Dr. Thomas Widter

Marketing and Communications, Primetals Technologies

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