Institute of Applied Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics

About us

The ifaa –"Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft e.V." (Institute of Applied Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics) is a registered association. Our members are the employers associations of the German metal and electrical industries and their umbrella organisation ‘Gesamtmetall’ (metal trades).

We provide our member associations and their member companies with expertise through cooperation with association employees, research projects on site and publications and events in the form of seminars, among other things. If your company requires our specific support, your association can put you in contact with our experts.

Our range of services

  • Research & Projects

    Practice-oriented research

    The ifaa exists in a constant exchange with other scientists, institutions and universities.

    The institute is always up to date with the latest research thanks to this active networking.

    The team develops models, practical aids and brochures especially for small and medium-sized enterprises as part of practice-orientated research projects.

  • Offers & Products

    From research and practice for associations and companies

    Ifaa knowledge for experts and executives: the research work at ifaa results in practical products and services for the member associations and their member companies.

    For example: brochures, books, checklists, studies, seminars, workshops and even information in the form of numbers | data | facts.

  • Who we work for

    For associations and companies

    The ifaa is a registered association. Our members are the employer associations of the German metal and electrical industries as well as the Gesamtmetall Gesamtverband (overall metal trades association), Berlin.

    Our expertise are available to our member associations and their member companies through cooperation with the members of the association, on-site research projects and through publications and events in the form of seminars, among other things.

    If you require specific support as a company, your employer association will put you in contact with our experts.

  • "We develop operationally feasible solutions on a sound scientific basis. Competent and practical for the future."

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sascha Stowasser,
    director ifaa

Specialist fields for our topics

 

Corporate excellence

Productivity management as a central topic for holistic enterprise and production systems, digitalization & industry 4.0.

 

Work and efficiency

Questions regarding occupational health and safety, ergonomic workplace design and occupational health management.

 

Working hours and remuneration

Basic and performance-related pay as well as working and operating times as central topics of the tariff structure and industrial relations.

Publications in English

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