The intelligent factory of tomorrow is completely modular. With standardized interfaces and the very latest information technology, it enables highly flexible, automated production in keeping with the motto “plug & produce”. The intelligent factory of tomorrow therefore delivers convincing answers to challenges such as ever shorter product cycles, increasing individualization of products and growing cost pressure. It will bring Germany to the forefront of the manufacturing sector once more, create new, skilled jobs and secure decisive competitive advantages for companies here.
SmartFactoryKL is preparing the ground for the intelligent factory of the future. As a leading center of expertise and manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform, we develop innovative factory systems where the vision of Industrie 4.0 becomes reality today. Together with renowned partners from the fields of industry and research we work on new concepts, standards and solutions that form the basis for highly flexible automation technology. Thanks to this collaboration, SmartFactoryKL has already developed the world's first manufacturer-independent Industrie 4.0 plant.
The realization of Industrie 4.0 demands ideas, the eagerness to experiment and collaboration. Numerous renowned companies and institutions have recognized this and support us as members. Together in a strong network, we gather important experience, develop practical solutions – and play a key role in shaping the future of the intelligent factory.