Market development: adesso expands digitalisation portfolio for the manufacturing industry

Dortmund | 7. March 2019

adesso now offers a wide range of IT services specifically for the manufacturing industry as part of its new Manufacturing Industry business segment. The kind of information technology provided by adesso is an important stepping stone in retaining the innovative capabilities in this industry.

adesso is expanding its wealth of experience in digitalisation in relation to plant and mechanical engineering to include manufacturers within the scope of a new organisational unit. Its new Manufacturing Industry business area will see adesso take on specialist digitalisation projects in manufacturing, an industry that is facing huge challenges moving forward with the advent of Industry 4.0. Digitalisation requires consistent networking of machines and systems. This is the only way to achieve the desired level of data exchange across the whole manufacturing process chain.

adesso is perfectly placed to lay the foundations for change with its expertise in relation to the internet of things (IoT). IoT platforms allow machines, equipment and sensors, as well as users and service providers, to be connected intelligently so that they can communicate. This allows a range of services to be provided, including asset and device management, connectivity and identity management.

Other benefits for the manufacturing industry include opportunities associated with cyber-physical systems, mechanisms that combine machinery with software components, which allow production processes to be operated at a high level of autonomy and with minimal error rates. For instance, adesso systems can help to cut rejection rates to an absolute minimum in the use of high-quality materials. Manufacturing processes that are tailored to precise needs using software help save resources and increase profits.

Executive Board member Dirk Pothen is responsible for the Manufacturing Industry business area. Er beschreibt die Ausrichtung der neuen Line of Business bei adesso: “We are seeing a seismic shift in the manufacturing industry,” said Pothen, describing the orientation of adesso’s new line of business. “The desire to manufacture goods quickly, flexibly and at an optimum cost is a common thread running through all areas of business. At adesso Group, we offer our clients end-to-end services with suitable solutions – from sales to planning, production and service. The particular added value we offer lies in the optimum networking of systems within IT, particularly in manufacturing, and above all between IT and OT, or operational technology. This is not simply about optimising processes, we make processes intelligent.”


Dirk Pothen is a member of the adesso AG Executive Board and is responsible for the Manufacturing Industry division

adesso’s understanding of intelligent processes includes condition-based maintenance for manufacturing equipment. Machinery is equipped with an early warning system with state-of-the-art technology. Sensors, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality help prevent downtime, reduce maintenance costs and increase product quality.

adesso already works with a number of clients in this area, including Bosch, Ecoclean, Festo, Muhr und Bender, Salzgitter, Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen, Trilux, Wilo and Wago.

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