Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski

Chairman of the Executive Board of SmartFactoryKL

The global competition is increasingly dominated by shorter
innovation and product life cycles, reflecting the growing
demand for customized products.

Consequently, factory systems must become more flexible
and adaptable. Automation and the use of Artificial Intelligence
are the key drivers of this change.

Together with its members,  SmartFactoryKL is developing
the concepts to meet the production challenges of the future. 

Smart Factory

Together in the network

The  SmartFactoryKL network comprises almost 50 companies and research institutions. Together, we carry out research and development projects related to Industry 4.0 and the factory of the future on an equal footing. Our researchers and experts from the member companies work together in working groups under the coordinating leadership of  SmartFactoryKL employees.

As an independent and neutral organization, we offer a framework in which companies and scientific institutes can exchange ideas and work together in a respectful, open and trusting manner.

We cordially invite you to be part of the network!

Our Members
Industrie 4.0

We accept the challenges.

The centerpiece of our work is the manufacturer-independent demonstrator and research platform –
unique in the world, the Industrie 4.0 production plant created by our partner consortium.

Innovative key technologies are tested and further developed in realistic industrial production environments. Keywords are Gaia-X (research project smartMA-X), multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, 5G, system architecture, autonomous systems, module exchange, human-machine interaction, etc.

The goal is a flexible, more efficient and sustainable production concept. With this in mind, we have further developed Industry 4.0. We call this update Production Level 4.




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current projects


Digital & Intelligent MOdular FACtories Duration: 01.10.2019 – 30.09.2023 The goal is to achieve flexible manufacturing by integrating plug-and-produce modules into a closed-loop lifecycle management system for

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