Prof. Dr. 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.

Prof. Dr. 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

SmartFactoryKL is a network of more than 45 member organizations from industry and research. These partners perform research and development projects related to Industrie 4.0 and the factory of the future. The work ranges from developing their vision and preparing descriptions all the way to industrial implementation.

We create the perfect framework for our partners to communicate and carry out joint research, development, testing, and implementation.

The cooperation of our members on equal terms is a major guarantee of success at SmartFactoryKL. Because we are an independent organization, we can provide a neutral platform for exchange among leading companies and institutes regarding Industrie 4.0. Our work is based on the values of mutual respect, openness, and trust.

This mind-set allows us to establish the basis to work together with our partner: Researching together, testing together, developing together, implementing together and communicating together.

We cordially invite you to join 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.

This is where researchers and operators are advancing the concepts of Industrie 4.0. The aim is to pave the way for more flexible, more efficient production concepts. Innovative information and communication technologies are tested and further developed in realistic, industrial production environments. This allows for mature information technologies to be integrated in factory automation.

This is how the factory of today becomes a smart factory.

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