Members Community

The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC) offers technology vendors and manufacturing companies a unique platform for long-term membership and cooperation:

E4TC’s partner portfolio consists of renowned research institutes and long-standing members of RWTH Aachen Campus – technology vendors or manufacturing companies focusing on digital transformation in their respective areas of expertise. The E4TC bundles and integrates their capabilities and transformational know-how.

Ad Ultima

Ad Ultima was founded in 2000 and is based in Kortrijk, Belgium. Ad Ultima Group provides IT solutions in the areas of ERP, CRM, PLM and CAD to industry customers aiming at process efficiency improvements.

Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe

Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe GmbH is part of the Industrial Technique business area of the Atlas Copco Group. Being a pioneer in the field of Smart Connected Assembly they supply intelligent solutions towards economic, secure and ergonomic manufacturing processes to a widest variety of industries. Committed to sustainable productivity.

Bossard

Bossard is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and among the market leaders in fastening technology in Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific, with a successful history of over 180 years. Bossard offers the full range of fastening elements, application engineering and consulting services to optimize production and assembly processes, as well as customer logistics solutions for C-parts management.

Capgemini Invent

As the digital innovation, consulting and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent helps CxOs envision and build what’s next for their organizations. Located in more than 30 offices and 10 creative studios around the world, its 6,000+ strong team combines strategy, technology, data science and creative design with deep industry expertise and insights, to develop new digital solutions and business models of the future.

Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen

The Demonstration Factory is a core element of the Cluster Smart Logistics on RWTH Aachen Campus, and aims at a tight linkage of industrial practice, research and professional education. The offering includes prototype and pre-series production, as well as joint research projects about Industrie 4.0 in a real industrial setting.

Elisa

Elisa from Helsinki is Finland’s market leading provider of telecommunications, IT and online services with 2.3 million private and business customers. Elisa Smart Factory offers solutions for the Internet of Things, including predictive maintenance, M2M, and virtual monitoring.

e.GO

e.GO is a dynamic electrical car start-up company residing on RWTH Aachen Campus. e.GO’s mission is to develop affordable electrical cars that are fun and practical. This ambitious objective is supported by state-of-the-art digital and manufacturing processes.

EPLAN

EPLAN develops CAx, configuration and mechatronic solutions and advises companies in the optimization of their engineering processes. Standardised procedures, automated sequences and consistent workflows are key improvement levers. EPLAN provides custom concepts for system implementation, installation and smooth integration into the IT/PLM landscape – based on standard engineering solutions.

FIR

FIR is a non-profit, intersectoral research institution concerned with business organization and corporate development with the aim to establish the organizational basis for the digitally integrated company of the future, covering service management, information management, production management and business transformation. FIR offers attractive and demanding professional education programs for experts and managers.

Fraunhofer IPT

IPT develops systems solutions for production. We focus on the topics of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management. Our clients and cooperation partners represent all fields of industry: from aerospace technology to the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as tool and die making companies and the precision mechanics, optics and machine tool industries.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an industry leading technology company that provides leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to serve manufacturing, logistics, energy production, and other industries. HPE is accelerating the digital transformation of industries by bringing compute power closer to where assets, machines and people generate data, reducing latency, increasing security, delivering real-time insights for better and faster decisions.

justSelling

justSelling offers E-Commerce consulting, strategy and processes, brand and CI, user interface and design, digital transformation, search engine based marketing, advertisement, training, webshop implementations, and hosting services.

Klauke

Headquartered in Remscheid, Germany, Klauke develops, manufactures and distributes tools, testing, measuring and inspection devices, as well as connecting materials for all electrical engineering applications. The range includes customized tools, wiring harnesses and modules.

Liebherr

For more than 60 years, Liebherr stands for a large, continually developing range of sophisticated products and services. Exceptionally practical, seasoned and proven engineering as well as a consistently high quality level ensure customer benefits in all product areas, which include Aerospace and transportation systems, Components, Construction machines, Gear cutting technology and automation, Maritime cranes, Material handling technology, Mining, Mobile and crawler cranes, as well as Refrigeration and freezing.

Lorch Schweißtechnik

Lorch Schweißtechnik GmbH is a leading manufacturer of electric arc welding systems for industrial applications, metalworking, partially automated solutions and robot automation systems. For 60 years, Lorch’s premium quality systems have been manufactured in Germany at one of the world’s most cutting-edge manufacturing plants for welding equipment and exported to more than 60 countries. The welding equipment engineered by Lorch merges first-rate suitability for real-world applications with superior ease of use and outstanding efficiency, setting new technological standards in the marketplace.

PSI Automotive & Industry

Headquartered in Berlin, PSI Automotive & Industry is a leading international provider of software solutions for the machinery, automotive and supplier industries. The company develops and delivers modular integrated solutions for production management (incl. ERP, MES, SCM, APS) under the product brand PSIpenta.

PTC

PTC is a global technology provider of the leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions (CAD, PLM, Requirements Management, Service Lifecycle Management) that transform how companies create, operate and service products. PTC has over 28,000 customers world-wide.

SAS

With over $3 billion in sales, SAS is the market leader for Big Data Analytics and one of the largest software companies in the industry. Manufacturing companies use SAS to improve production quality, enhance equipment performance, minimize scrap and optimize their logistics chains. SAS covers all analytical areas from edge devices to enterprise-wide process and financial data.

TRUMPF

The high-technology company TRUMPF offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. It is driving digital connectivity in manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offers. TRUMPF is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing, and also for industrial lasers. In 2016/17, the TRUMPF Group – which has about 12,000 employees – achieved sales of 3.11 billion euros.

Valtech mobility

Valtech Mobility is a software manufacture for digital solutions around the connected vehicle.  Connectivity has become a core element of automobiles, not only since electrification and autonomous driving as the most recent trends.  In this area, we aim at providing solutions that are innovative, easy to use, add well-defined value and follow consequent design patterns to the last detail.  Design and implementation come from us as a single source, from user interface to vehicle integration.

WZL

WZLforum offers seminars and workshops covering state-of-the-art and the most innovative developments in production management based on the work of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Complexity Management Academy and Lean Enterprise Institute.

Zuora

Zuora, the leading Subscription Economy® evangelist, provides a SaaS platform that automates all subscription order-to-cash operations in real-time for any business. Companies in any industry can launch new businesses, shift products to subscription, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Zuora serves over 900 companies around the world in a wide range of industries, including Siemens, Komatsu, MAN, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Husqvarna and Caterpillar.