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.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski

Chairman of the Executive Board of  SmartFactoryKL

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.

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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