Every other year, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) engages with stakeholders across the fluid power supply chain to refresh and re-publish its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The NFPA Roadmap is a document that describes the evolving needs of companies in fluid power’s many customer markets, the degree to which fluid power is capable of meeting those needs, and the R&D objectives that will help fluid power meet or better meet those needs in the future.
We have now begun a new refresh cycle that will culminate in the production of a new document in August 2023. We are seeking feedback from a wide array of stakeholders on the current needs of companies in fluid power’s many customer markets, how fluid power technologies currently align with those needs, and what improvements should be made to fluid power systems in order to better meet them.
Our first survey will focus on Customer Drivers, namely the business or technology objectives of the machine builders in fluid power’s 20 largest customer markets. Customer Drivers describe the benefits that they wish to provide to their customers, the buyers or users of their machines.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8QXMKH
You will be taken through the 20 largest fluid power customer markets and asked to respond only for those with which you have familiarity. Those markets are:
- Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
- Agricultural Machinery
- Automotive and Light Truck Manufacturing
- Chemical Processing Machinery
- Class 4-8 Trucks (including vocational trucks)
- Construction Machinery
- Food Processing Machinery
- Lawn and Garden Equipment
- Material Handling (including conveying) Equipment
- Medical Equipment
- Metalworking Machinery and Machine Tools
- Mining Machinery
- Oil & Gas Machinery
- Packaging Machinery
- Paper Machinery
- Plastics and Rubber Machinery
- Power Generation Equipment
- Printing Machinery
- Sawmill and Woodworking Machinery
- Semiconductor Machinery
Your feedback is essential to the successful completion of this project. If there are people with knowledge of these markets in your network, please feel free to share the survey link and this message with them.
The survey will remain open until December 22, 2022.
We appreciate your input. Questions can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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