Total Cost of Ownership – Calculations in the Light of Changing Overall Conditions

A comprehensive TCO analysis, in particular of the cost drivers, makes a lot of sense in the context of an investment decision. With an eye to the future, however, an attempt should be made to anticipate future requirements. Christoph Hammer of Dividella AG, discusses why flexible packaging and modular machine design help to ensure the necessary margin for manoeuvre for the future. Production sites which respond appropriately are better prepared for changes; they can hedge their investments and are more competitive in the long term.