SmartFactoryKL is a network of strong partners
Adient is the global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year.
The University Institute of Control Systems and Industrial Computing, better known as the ai2 Institute, is one of the most important research organisations at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Our goal is to approximate the results of R&D work we make to companies and institutions.
Since it was born in 2000, until today, our team develops a multitude of projects seeking to increase the value of local business and giving more competition, identifying the real needs of companies to provide feasible solutions tailored to their operation.
At the ai2 Institute, located at the Polytechnic Science Park, we are more than 100 researchers, most prestigious doctors in the areas of industrial engineering, information technology, telecommunications, electronics and automatic.
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AREND process automation
Automation is our core competence. But it is also our passion.
AREND is your successful partner for development and production of electrical plants (switching-, control-, measuring- and regulation-technology) and for mechanical engineering.
Permanently great reliability and high quality standards are what distinguish our company.
Till plant-optimization and modernization projects, we create individual or end-to-end solutions, transparent […] and cost-effective
From analysis, consulting and planning to the complete system and beyond… service, training and maintenance – all from one source.
B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.
BASF („The Chemical Company“) is the world‘s leading chemical company. With a workforce of ca. 105,000 employees, six manufacturing sites and 385 production locations worldwide, the company serves clients and partners in almost all countries in the world.
The BASF portfolio ranges from oil, gas to chemicals, plastics and performance products and agricultural products and fine chemicals.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 85 offices in 48 countries.
BridgingIT was founded in 2008 as an independent IT consulting company. The enterprise sees itself as an innovative service provider and connects the requirements of IT with the business. Located in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Zug (Switzerland) the employees consult small and medium sized businesses and large customers with the implementation of company strategies and the utilization of modern technology. Being a full service provider bridgingIT offers a focused portfolio and operates vendor independent steadily.
Both subsidiaries craftingIT based in Magebdurg and fastahaead being located in Berlin complement the portfolio of the company.
Cisco is the worldwide leading provider of networking solutions for the Internet by the development of products based on the Internet Protocol. Cisco focuses on six areas: Core Networking, Cisco video and collaboration, Access (Wired and Mobile), Security, Unified Data Center and Services. Worldwide Cisco has two market segments: Enterprise (large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector) and service providers. In this case, Cisco relies on indirect sales, with around 2,500 certified partners in Germany.
Founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871, Continental can look back on a history of success. Over the years we have brought individual mobility to the road and initiated, advanced and collaborated on a host of technological developments. As a supplier of brake systems and components for the powertrain and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomer products, and as an expert in networked automobile communication, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. The ContiTech division is also an expert development partner for various other key industries.
In its five divisions – Chassis& Safety, Powertrain, Interior, Tires and ContiTech- Continental has approximately 178,000 employees in 49 countries.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 151,000 people.
DENSO’s European operations include sales offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition, the company operates engineering centers in Germany and Italy and manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the U.K. and Morocco.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH with facilities in Kaiserslautern Saarbrücken and Bremen and with a project office in Berlin is the leading close-to-market research center in Germany in the area of innovative software technology for commercial application.
In the international science world, DFKI ranks among the worldwide most important “Centers of Excellence” which successfully and quickly implemented leading edge research into commercially relevant application solutions. Founded in 1988 by several renowned German information technology companies, the Fraunhofer Society and a large research institution as a non-profit GmbH, the DFKI GmbH has since then established a reputation for proactive and customer-oriented work and is known both nationally and internationally as a competent and reliable partner for commercial innovation.
EPLAN Software & Service develops CAx, configuration and mechatronic solutions and advises companies on how to optimise their engineering processes. Customers benefit from increased efficiency in the production process thanks to standardised procedures, automated sequences and continuous workflows.
EPLAN delivers tailor-made concepts for introducing and setting up systems as well as integrating them into the IT/PLM system landscape – based on standard engineering solutions. The service portfolio also comprises customising, consulting and training. Both standardised as well as customised interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensures data consistency in product development, order processing and manufacturing. Factors for success in engineering include a consistent customer focus, global support and innovative development and interface expertise. EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group.
Festo is a worldwide leader in automation technology and world market leader in technical education and training. Pneumatic and electric drive technology from Festo stands for innovation in industrial automation and process automation – from individual products to turnkey solution. Innovations for maximum customer productivity, global presence and strong system partnership with its customers are the hallmarks of Festo. The company employs 19,200 people in over 60 countries.
Flanders Make is a strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. Operating from our sites in Lommel and Leuven (Belgium) and from research facilities at the Flemish universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research, starting from basic pre-competitive research and making the bridge towards industrial research & development. Competence and technology valorisation is part of our core DNA. To realise our mission, we are structurally supported by the Flemish government as part of a triple helix model.
We bring together companies and research institutions and aim to contribute to the realisation of concrete product and production innovations in the vehicle and mechanical engineering industry and in production environments. We provide a wide range of services including joint contract research with companies and build up and use state-of-the art test infrastructure resulting in faster prototyping.
One of our goals is to guide and support companies into the Industry 4.0 era and to contribute to the technological development of the vehicles, machines and factories of the future. By doing so, we create added value for the manufacturing industry, helping companies to innovate better and faster through established project-related and structural collaboration between companies within strong ecosystems.
In addition, we attach great importance to international cooperation in the field of innovation and to participation in European research projects.
Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.
Griesson – de Beukelaer is one of the leading companies in the European sweet and savoury biscuit market, and produces 151,000 tons a year at its German sites in Polch (Rhineland-Palatinate), Kempen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Kahla (Thuringia) and Wurzen (Saxony). The company employs 2,100 people and in 2016 generated total sales of EUR 514 m. The product range includes the famous brands Griesson, DeBeukelaer, Prinzen Rolle, Wurzener and LEICHT&CROSS. Technology leadership, sustainability and acting with a long-term perspective are the guiding lights of our mission statement.
HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s most important industrial fair. The central exhibition ranges are industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, power transmission and control technology, industrial supply, production technologies and services, and research and development. HANNOVER MESSE offers in addition to the range of exhibits a high-caliber program of forums, congresses and special shows and confident with the unique networking of business, politics and science on an international level.
HANNOVER MESSE is organized by Deutsche Messe AG. Every year, the German Messe AG operates around 100 trade fairs and exhibitions worldwide with more than 36,000 exhibitors, around three million visitors and 15,000 journalists from over 100 countries, and thus occupies a leading position among the world’s leading trade-fair companies.
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The HARTING Technology Group is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission and networking as well as in manufacturing, mechatronics and software creation. The company uses these skills to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission in, e.g., mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunication sector.
In addition, HARTING also produces electro-magnetic components for the automobile sector and is specialist in the field of industrial applications in the form of casings, cablings and assemblies of single or complete systems and automated vending systems.
Belden Inc., a leading global provider of high-quality signal transmission solutions, offers a comprehensive product portfolio that is tailored to the needs of mission-critical network infrastructures in the sectors of industrial and building automation. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, USA, was founded in 1902 and operates manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
About Hirschmann, a Belden brand
As a specialist in industrial communication technology Hirschmann develops innovative solutions that are geared to the requirements of customers in terms of performance, efficiency and investment security. Hirschmann offers a complete Ethernet product line for data communication in mission-critical applications. These include Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches, and security and wireless systems that allow a single, enterprise-wide communications infrastructure.
HUAWEI is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Its products and solutions are deployed in over 170 countries, supporting the communication needs of one-third of the world’s population. Huawei offers the most complete telecom product portfolio in the industry to customers in Europe and worldwide. It caters to the needs of telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive end-to-end ICT solutions and services. Huawei employs over 170,000 people with more than 70,000 being engaged in research & development. The European Research Center of Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH is the largest of HUAWEI’s 16 R&D centers.
IBM helps organizations transforming towards Industry 4.0, starting with the idea all the way to building a sustainable value chain. Vertical and horizontal integration, data-driven optimization of production, maintenance and products, plus more efficient process across all business units are the foundation for our clients’ success. IBM offers consulting, design and implementation, along with the components of the solution. Industry analysts see IBM leading in delivering complete IoT software platforms with integrated functions such as cognitive capabilities, augmented reality, Blockchain, natural language processing or edge computing. Scalability and open interfaces of the IBM solutions are making Industry 4.0 a realistic option for every organization.
iTAC Software AG, an independent company of the mechanical and plant engineering group Dürr, pro-vides Internet-enabled information and communication technologies for the manufacturing industry. Founded in 1998, the company is one of the leading MES providers in Germany. The iTAC.MES.Suite is a cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System that is used worldwide by companies in different industry sectors such as automotive manufacturers and suppliers, electronics/EMS/TC, medical technology, metal processing and energy. Additional services and solutions for the implementation of the requirements of Industry 4.0 round off the portfolio. ITAC’s philosophy is connecting people, data and systems.
Today, with more than 61,000 employees and sales of 32 Billion US$ in 2011 (31 October), Deere & Company manufactures products in 18 countries and markets products in more than 160 countries. Deere & Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, distribute and finance a full range of agricultural equipment, a broad line of equipment for construction, forestry and public works, and a variety of commercial and consumer equipment. The company also provides financial services products for businesses and the general public.
About John Deere Werke Mannheim
The Mannheim tractor factory was founded in 1859 by Heinrich Lanz and covers an area of 42 hectares. The legendary Bulldog, the first crude oil tractor, was produced in 1921. Deere & Company acquired Heinrich Lanz AG in 1956 a further milestone and a crucial step on the way to be a Global Player.
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Europe is the governmental R&D institute of Korea in Europe, founded in 1996 in Saarbrücken. KIST Europe is a specific expertise in terms of innovation-oriented research & industry support as an open R&D platform between Korea and Europe.
Our employees do on-site research in Europe for globalization of Korean science and technology in the fields of environment and energy, integrative bio-nano-engineering and smart convergence. Also we provide technology information, support in technology transfer and joint projects, and we link Korean and European partners for Korea-EU Science and Technology Cooperation.
KSB manufactures pumps and fittings for various application fields at more than 30 production locations in 19 countries. The offer ranges from feed systems for the private utilization of rain water to pump stations and boiler feed aggregates for large power plants. The product portfolio comprises fitting in various versions, sizes and materials and offers an extensive range of use opportunities.
14,000 employees worldwide work for highest customer satisfaction in building services engineering, industry and water management, in the energy sector and mining.
The Lapp Group is a globally leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology. The Group’s portfolio includes standard and highly flexible cables, industrial connectors and cable entry systems, customized system solutions, automation technology and robotics solutions for the intelligent factory of the future, as well as technical accessories.
In the 2015/16 business year, the Lapp Group generated consolidated revenue of 901 million euros. Lapp currently employs approximately 3,440 people across the world, has 17 production sites and over 40 sales companies. It also works in cooperation with around 100 foreign representatives.
The University of Lund in Sweden, is one of the oldest and leading universities in Scandinavia. The cooperation with the SmartFactoryKL takes place with the Faculty LTH (Lunds Tekniska Högskola) from the University of Lund. Particular projects so far and student seminars, and work in collaboration with the Department of “Automatic Control” were carried out, which is located at the area of mechanical engineering.
Mettler Toledo is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging.
Additional information about Mettler Toledo can be found at www.mt.com.
MiniTec – From modular assembly systems to total customized solutions: What started with miniature linear guides in 1986, has developed into a globally recognized full-service supplier, employing more than 350 staff at ten factories, and with more than 60 partners and service sites around the world.
The MiniTec modular system, with its proven, versatile components for automation engineering and plant construction is valued and used by leading companies all over the world. It is on the basis of this system that MiniTec offers the entire spectrum of a full-service manufacturer: From consultation and project planning with our own software development, through to assembly at the customer’s site, including training and after sales service.
Phoenix Contact is the worldwide market leader of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs 14,500 people worldwide.
The product range comprises components and system solutions for energy supply including wind and solar, device and machine building as well as control cabinet engineering. A diverse product range of modular terminal blocks and special-purpose terminals, printed circuit terminal blocks and plug connectors, cable connection technology and installation accessories offers innovative components.
Phoenix Contact supports the digital transformation with products, systems and solutions. Based on the experience in the in-house machine building, the company knows the requirements of the digitalization and integrated data flow from the engineering through the production and along the whole product life cycle.
Pilz is a complete automation technology supplier. The company covers the whole of automation technology, from sensor technology to control and actuator technology. The product range is being expanded to include relevant software tools, diagnostic and visualisation systems and services. Complete system solutions are the result.
Pilz solutions consist of both automation and safety functions. One example is the automation system PSS 4000, whose central concept is to merge safety and automation. As a distributed control system PSS 4000 still provides a centralised view of the automation project. PSS 4000 enables the mechatronic approach to be transferred to control level. This allows engineering times to be reduced considerably.
Pilz‘s approach is to automate plant and machinery in such a way that the safety of man, machine and the environment is always guaranteed.
The proALPHA group is the third largest provider of ERP for medium-sized manufacturing and trading companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For 25 years, proALPHA has offered a powerful ERP solution as well as consulting, support, training, and maintenance services from one source. The flexible and scalable ERP solution features a wide range of functions that allow all processes along the value-added chain to be controlled. Among our customers are more than 1,800 medium-sized companies from 50 countries and from various industries, such as mechanical and plant engineering, electronics and high tech, metal working, plastics, wholesale, and automotive and supply industries.
With 26 subsidiaries and certified partners and more than 900 employees, the fast growing company is close to its customers all over the world. More than a hundred software developers are constantly expanding and improving the solution. Thanks to them, proALPHA has been named one of the most innovative mid-sized companies eight times. This innovation is also possible thanks to the cooperation with renowned research institutions such as Fraunhofer, RWTH Aachen (Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology Aachen), Smart Electronic Factory and SmartFactoryKL. Numerous language versions and country versions make the German ERP provider an interesting partner for companies operating on an international scale.
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organization.
Over 1700 independent software vendors, 80,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.de
ProMinent is the reliable solutions partner for water treatment and a manufacturer of components and systems for chemical fluid handling. Based on our innovative products, services and industry-specific solutions we provide more efficiency and safety for our customers – worldwide.
Our Goal: More efficiency and safety for our customers
Our Market: Water Treatment and Chemical Fluid Handling, worldwide
Our Offer: Components, Systems, Services and industry-specific Solutions
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Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.
Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Hesse, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services.
The wide range of products from the global market leader includes configurable enclosures, whose data is available throughout the entire production process. Intelligent Rittal cooling solutions, with up to 75 percent lower energy and carbon dioxide consumption requirements, can communicate with the production environment and enable predictive maintenance and service planning. Innovative IT solutions ranging from IT racks, modular data centres through to edge and hyperscale computing solutions also form part of the company’s portfolio.
Leading software providers EPLAN and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offer automation systems for switchgear construction. Rittal delivers within 24 hours in Germany – precisely as needed, flexibly and efficiently.
Founded in Herborn in 1961 and still run by its owner, Rittal is the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11,300 people and generated revenues of around €2.2 billion in 2016. For the ninth time in succession, the family business has won the accolade “Top German Employer” in 2017.
SAMA PARTNERS is an independant IT and Engineering Consulting Company combining expertise in different branches with integrated solutions. As a link between classic and industrial IT, our Consulting Service is based on high quality in planning and implementing innovative process- and IT solutions.
We are your reliable and competent partner in optimating and secure designing of your IT and business processes, adding value to your company. Furthermore, we train your employees in different disciplines, sensitising them for important issues like IT-Security.
SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution. The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organizations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.
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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, annual sales of approx. EUR 2 billion are generated. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.de
The Softing Industrial Automation GmbH is a subsidiary of Softing AG, based in Munich. Softing AG has established itself as a software and systems company in the segments of industrial automation and automotive electronics internationally.
The Softing Industrial Automation GmbH is a supplier of industrial communication solutions and products for both the process as well as for the manufacturing industry. The focus is on components and tools for fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet systems and industrial control systems, as well. In solutions for production automation in the categories of software (OPC UA), interface cards and gateways, PLC connectivity, embedded solutions and network diagnostics.
Softing Industrial Automation’s products are tailored to the requirements of system and equipment manufacturers, machine and system builders or end users.
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The international management consultancy and digital subsidiary of STAUFEN.AG develops and implements individually tailored strategies and pragmatic concepts for the digital transformation. Within the STAUFEN.NEONEX Eco-System a fast and sustainable implementation is assured in narrow collaboration with Testbed & Solution Partners.
The portfolio ranges from Digital Strategy, Smart Factory to Digital Portfolio and Data Science. Core factor of success besides the digital link of technologies, processes and structures, are people. Now and in the future. The decisive “ability“ and “knowledge“ of your employees is being actively developed in a STAUFEN.NEONEX qualification program. Together with a fast “proof of concepts“ we ensure vital acceptance.
TE Connectivity is a global technology leader with 75,000 employees – including more than 7,000 engineers – working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE’s unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. We help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.
TMG Consultants GmbH is one of Germany’s leading consulting companies for the manufacturing industry. The main focus of the consultancy services are efficiency enhancement programs and their implementation as well as projects that address mastery of the complexity of innovation processes. The activities for industry 4.0 and digital transformation are bundled in a special Competence Center.
Core industries are the automotive and engineering industry. The client base comprises around 300 medium-sized companies and corporations.
TMG is headquartered in Stuttgart, with its own subsidiaries in Shanghai and Bucharest. Furthermore, there is a network of international experts as well as numerous project sites all over the world.
Over 100 future-oriented courses with practice-based education and modern infrastructure are the framework conditions which students find in twelve faculties at the TU Kaiserslautern (TUK). Strong in research and embedded in an excellent network the TUK has gained a considerable reputation on a national and international level since its foundation in 1970.
With currently approx. 14,500 students, the campus university has a manageable size which guarantees best student-professor-ratios and a close contact to the professors.
TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Represented by more than 24,000 employees across 1000 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD holds accreditations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More information: www.tuv-sud.com
Within Digital Service TÜV SÜD offers Consulting, Testing and Certification services for Industrie 4.0. TÜV SÜD combines more than 150 years of industry expertise with state-of-the art digital knowledge.
The “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (LBUS) is one of the oldest Romanian higher education institutions and has currently over 16.000 students. The collaboration with SmartFactoryKL is done through the Engineering Faculty. Until now, the cooperation involved exchange of students and academic staff but also projects involving both Industrial Engineering and Computer Science department.
Your partner in Industrial Connectivity
As experienced experts we support our customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. We are at home in their industries and markets and know the technological challenges of tomorrow.
We are therefore continuously developing innovative, sustainable and useful solutions for their individual needs. Together we set standards in Industrial Connectivity.
The Weidmüller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.
In its fiscal year 2016 Weidmüller reached sales of 680,4 million Euros with 4,500 employees.
Wibu-Systems is an innovative security technology leader in the global software licensing market. In its mission to offer the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technology, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter®, a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware and software-based solutions for computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, and microcontrollers that incorporate internationally patented processes dedicated to protecting the integrity of digital assets. Software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers can safeguard the intellectual property of their applications against illicit and fraudulent use, reverse engineering, and tampering attacks, and generate new digital business models fully integrated with ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms.
WITTENSTEIN SE – one with the future
With around 2400 employees worldwide and sales of approximately €339 million in 2016/17, WITTENSTEIN SE enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation, precision and excellence in the field of mechatronic drive technology – not just in Germany but internationally. The group comprises six pacesetting Business Units with separate subsidiaries for servo gearheads, servo actuator systems, medical technology, miniature servo units, innovative gearing technology, rotary and linear actuator systems, nano technology and electronic and software components for drive technologies. Through its 60 or so subsidiaries and agents in approximately 40 countries, WITTENSTEIN (www.wittenstein.de) is additionally represented in all the world’s major technology and sales markets.