Eleven firms, all leaders in their sectors, have teamed up to create "The Working Factory", a real production line with working machines. Starting from a brass rod, a finished component of the hydro-thermo-sanitary sector will be produced directly on site. Therefore, the visitors of BIE 2017 will have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the complete production phase - including assembly and inspection - of a ball tap. The exhibited machines boast of the most innovative solutions on the market. Every machine is connected to a centralized system, which displays data about the whole production cycle.