German Edge Cloud, a start-up company belonging to the Friedhelm Loh Group, is the latest member to join SmartFactoryKL. German Edge Cloud developed the first AI Edge Cloud for real-time industrial applications. Together with affiliated company Innovo Cloud and with partner firms like IoTOS GmbH and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the company provides AI-enabled managed manufacturing edge products for the production industry. “Cloud-based services promise new possibilities in automation technology, especially, for the introduction of Artificial Intelligence methods. We are excited about welcoming as our newest member German Edge Cloud, a dynamic start-up company that is specialized in the demanding field of factory networks,” said Prof. Dr. Martin Ruskowski, Chairman of the Executive Board of SmartFactoryKL.
German Edge Cloud offers data sovereignty to the customer by providing private edge cloud infrastructures (IaaS), platforms for data analysis (PaaS), and industry-specific AI applications (SaaS), making networked factory data available quickly and easily. Data processing of large volumes can be moved to the “edge” of the Cloud by using edge computing, which ensures the real-time availability of the required data.
“Since 2005, SmartFactoryKL has been dedicated to strengthening the German manufacturing industry in terms of Industrie 4.0. The association currently has 50 member firms, which makes it highly relevant and gives it a broad market reach. This enhanced coverage of the market was decisive in our decision to join. We are optimistic that this participation will provide important interfaces and knowledge transfer with the other member companies committed to the factories of the future. In addition we look forward to the joint development of solutions and standards for the digital transformation of manufacturing companies. We are pleased to share our solutions for private edge-cloud infrastructures, data analysis platforms, and industry-specific AI applications. One of our main goals is to create a competitive advantage for networked factories by enabling rapid access to data. This work certainly includes synergies with additional subject areas in the association,” said André Theilig, Head of Corporate Development at German Edge Cloud GmbH & Co. KG.