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World market leaders combine strengths in ADAMOS

New alliance between machine building and IT for Industrie 4.0

  • DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well ASM PT found joint venture
  • ADAMOS sets the new digital standard in machine and plant Building
  • Medium-sized companies to benefit from open, non-proprietary IIoT platform
  • ADAMOS to start worldwide on 1 October 2017 with 200 experts

Frankfurt am Main // Through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are establishing a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Germany’s first alliance of well-known industrial and software companies wants to establish ADAMOS as global standard for the industry and attract other machine builders to become partners. ADAMOS is customized to meet the specific needs of machine and plant builders and their customers: The open IIoT platform ADAMOS is non-proprietary and brings together the most up-to-date IT technology and industry knowledge. It enables engineering companies to offer tried and tested solutions for digitally networked production to their customers with little effort. Machine tool builders as well as their suppliers and customers will benefit from this as ADAMOS is a platform service that offers data autonomy and access to leading software solutions. The jointly developed ADAMOS platform will be available worldwide as of 1 October 2017.

Christian Thönes, Chief Executive Officer of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT: “Regarding digitization the machine and plant building industry has to set its own standards and drive development. This can only work with strong partners. That is why we are offering an open network with ADAMOS together with leading machine building, production and software/IT know-how – from machine builders for machine builders, their suppliers and customers.“

Ralf W. Dieter, Chief Executive Officer of Dürr AG: “As a machine builder we know our customers‘ requirements and know what is important. In the ADAMOS App Factory we bring industry knowledge for intuitively operated applications together with the design of digital marketplaces. The ADAMOS App Factory is a cooperation between machine builders and software companies that is closely linked with the partners.“

Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chief Executive Officer of Software AG: “Software AG’s technology leadership and digital expertise is based on a total investment of more than one billion euros. Our industry neutrality and global presence combined with the know-how of leading machine and plant builders worldwide form the foundation of ADAMOS.“

Thomas Spitzenpfeil, Member of the Executive Board (CFO/CIO) of Carl Zeiss AG: “With ADAMOS strong partners are working together equally on pushing digital connectivity. Together we are developing technologies for the factory of the future. Companies that use the IIoT applications from ADAMOS, will be making use of innovative services and thus increase the efficiency, transparency, reliability and availability of their systems significantly.“

Günter Lauber, CEO of the SMT Solutions Segment of ASM PT: “The growing interconnectivity of production means that not only our customers, but also we ourselves have to change our thinking. We create the conditions for this at ASM PT with innovative solutions for various line and factory workflows for electronic manufacturing – whilst complying with the highest IT security standards. Through ADAMOS we are combining this knowledge with leading machine building, production and software know-how.”

Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things enable interconnectivity and communication between machines as well as the comprehensive acquisition and use of real-time data. This provides the basis for employing digital services and new business models, and optimizing production with the aid of big data analyses. Customers can identify maintenance requirements at an early stage, for instance, and can plan production or can source spare parts automatically.

The most important drivers of growth, innovation and productivity at present for machine building are Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things. The race to gain data sovereignty demands a fast pace of innovation. At the same time, the Internet of Things demands a high level of investment, excellent specialists and the command of new technologies. This is where the cross-sectoral cooperation takes hold and offers the machine building industry many advantages:

  • ADAMOS focuses on close cooperation and the exchange of know-how and reduces effort and cost by making centrally developed solutions and services available to all participants.
  • As a driver of innovation, ADAMOS will constantly be developing new IIoT applications.
  • There is no dependency on external software providers with ADAMOS. Machine building customers obtain machines and IIoT / software solutions from the same source and have sovereignty over their data. This secures the leading position of machine building companies in the digital era.
  • ADAMOS offers a digital portfolio with applications specific to machine building as well as domain- and industry-specific applications.
  • ADAMOS can be deployed internationally, can be quickly implemented and is available as a cloud or “on premise” solution via stationary servers.
  • ADAMOS uses standard solutions and interfaces and is therefore operationally reliable.
  • As a “white label” solution ADAMOS allows participating machine builders to have their own individual IIoT presence. This means that the partners use the central ADAMOS platform but the front-end the customer sees can be designed with the partners’ own “look & feel“.
  • The ADAMOS App Factory concentrates the technological know-how and the industry knowledge of the partners for a quick and joint development of Apps. More comprehensive applications regarding the topics Planning, Predictive Maintenance, Machine Cockpit/ Dashboarding and Maintaining Assistance shall be made available in the cloud from the beginning of 2018. The ADAMOS IIoT platform will sustainably benefit from this – as well as the partners and customer network.

ADAMOS GmbH and ADAMOS App Factory launch as of 1 October 2017 with about 200 experts. DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are equal participants in ADAMOS GmbH registered in Darmstadt. In addition, other machine and plant builders can take advantage of ADAMOS’s range of services as partners. Each partner markets the ADAMOS range independently. ADAMOS GmbH operates as a platform service and thus makes leading IIoT tools and functions available to all the platform users. Marketing of individual IIoT solutions is carried out by the participating partners.

ADAMOS Gründer

The ADAMOS founders (from left): Christian Thönes, CEO of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Günter Lauber, Managing Director ASM Solutions , Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, Dr. Jochen Peter, Member of the Board of ZEISS Gruppe and Chairman of the Management board of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH and Karl-Heinz Streibich, previous CEO of Software AG now president of acatech e.V.


ADAMOS press contact

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Laura Keller
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64293 Darmstadt
Germany

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About ADAMOS

ADAMOS was founded as a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). ADAMOS stands for ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions. ADAMOS is the first alliance of global market leaders in machinery and plant engineering. The ADAMOS alliance aims at combining the know-how from mechanical engineering, production and information technology to produce a high level of added value and establishing standards for digital production. 

ADAMOS is specially tailored to the needs of machinery and plant engineering companies and their customers. ADAMOS offers machine builders an open, manufacturer-neutral IIoT environment based on leading technologies. Every ADAMOS partner smooths its customers’ path to digitization and offers them opportunities to use tried and tested solutions for digitally networked production at moderate expense.

ADAMOS shareholders

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT is a worldwide leading manufacturer of machine tools with sales revenues of more than € 2.6 billion and more than 7,500 employees. As “Global One Company” – together with DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED – we reach sales revenues of more than € 3.8 billion. Our integrated technology and automation solutions cover turning and milling machines, as well as Advanced Technologies, ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. With our CELOS apps, exclusive Technology Cycles and Powertools, we offer an easy, fast and scalable entry into digital production. The modular ISTOS and WERKBLiQ products further facilitate consistent digitization of the entire process chain: from the planning and preparatory work to production and monitoring to service. The open, manufacturerindependent ADAMOS IoT platform rounds off the product range for a digital factory. Our technology excellence is bundled within the main sectors of “Aerospace”, “Automotive”, “Die & Mold”, and “Medical”. Our partner program “DMG MORI Qualified Products” (DMQP) allows us to offer perfectly matched peripheral products from a single source. Our customerfocused services covering the entire life cycle of a machine tool include training, repair, maintenance and spare parts service. More than 12,000 employees work for the “Global One Company”. With 157 sales and service locations – thereof 14 production plants – we are present worldwide and deliver to more than 100,000 customers from 42 industries in 79 countries.

Dürr AG

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.87 billion in 2018. In October 2018, the Dürr Group acquired the industrial environmental technology business of US-based company Babcock & Wilcox, comprising the Megtec and Universal brands. Since then, it has over 16,300 employees and 108 business locations in 32 countries. The Group operates in the market with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
  • Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and battery coating lines
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry

Software AG

Software AG is the industry’s leading independent integration, Internet of Things, analytics, process software and services company. We are trusted by over 70% of the world’s top 1,000 enterprises. Software AG transforms your business and drives enterprise innovation by helping you connect and integrate everything—from applications and devices to data and clouds. We help you free data—even data in motion—from silos to “democratize” it and make it shareable across your organization—any time it is needed, anywhere and by anyone.

We give you the freedom and flexibility to connect and integrate any technology—from app to edge—to unlock the power of your data. We are UX and customer obsessed. We constantly seek new ways to empower you through integration, APIs, analytics, the Internet of Things and business transformation software that enables you to out-pace your rivals and lead your industry. We offer you freedom—as a service—to give you choice, agility and a competitive edge.

Software AG has more than 4,700 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €866 million in 2018.

Carl Zeiss AG

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 million euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

ASM Pacific Technology

ASM Pacific Technology is the only company worldwide offering high-quality equipment for all important steps of the electronic production process. Within the group, ASM Assembly Systems represents the SMT Solutions business segment.

ENGEL Austria GmbH

ENGEL is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of plastics processing machines. Today, the ENGEL Group offers a full range of technology modules for plastics processing as a single source supplier: injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers together with automation, with individual components also being competitive and successful in the market. With nine production plants in Europe, North America and Asia (China and Korea), and subsidiaries and representatives in more than 85 countries, ENGEL offers its customers the excellent global support they need to compete and succeed with new technologies and leading-edge production systems.

KARL MAYER Gruppe

KARL MAYER is technology and market leader as well as driving force for innovations in textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for warp knitting, technical textiles and warp preparation for weaving and under the KM.ON brand digital solutions for all customer groups. The success of its international customers is of utmost importance to KARL MAYER. Therefore, it has always been the company‘s aim to provide its clients with the best economical and technical products and services and to offer innovations which bring fresh impetus to the textile world.

With more than 2,300 employees worldwide, the international organization produces in its main markets, so that KARL MAYER is always close to its customers and their needs. Today the company has subsidiaries in the USA, in India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Switzerland as well as agencies all over the world.

The German family-run enterprise was set up in 1937 and since then financial independence and economic sustainability have always been important aspects of our corporate strategy. As long-standing and reliable partner with many years of professional experience and high quality level in all areas, KARL MAYER supports the competitiveness of its customers and business partners.

ADAMOS partners

ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

ILLIG is a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoforming machines and molds, as well as solutions for the packaging industry. The company's product and services portfolio includes the development, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of complex production lines and components. With branches and sales agencies in over 80 countries, ILLIG is locally present in all markets around the globe. For over 70 years, the family-owned enterprise has been serving its customers across the globe as a reliable partner for the cost-effective manufacturing of complex precision thermoplastic parts with innovative technology of unsurpassed quality and comprehensive worldwide after-sales support 

Mahr GmbH

Highest precision, modern technologies and international presence - this is what Mahr stands for. As a manufacturer of innovative production metrology, we have been supporting our customers in the measuring room and in production for 150 years. This experience makes us experts for quality assurance in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, aerospace, optics and many other industries. From hand-held calipers to fully automated measuring stations: the passion and know-how of the 2,000 Mahr employees worldwide are present in all our products.

Mayer & Cie.

Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is a leading international manufacturer of circular knitting machines. The company offers the entire range of machines required for making modern textiles. Fabrics for home textiles, sportswear, nightwear and swimwear, seat covers, underwear and technical uses are made on MCT knitting machines. Furthermore, Mayer & Cie. regularly develops new approaches underlining its leadership in technology. spinitsystems is the latest example in this field. Since 2019, Mayer & Cie. has augmented its portfolio by braiding machines which produce sheathings for hydraulic tubes used in aviation, automotive industry as well as in further, very specific fields of applications. Founded in 1905, Mayer & Cie. generated sales of EUR 110 million in 2018 with about 500 employees worldwide, according to preliminary figures. In addition to its headquarters in Albstadt, Germany, where around 370 people work, and subsidiaries in China and the Czech Republic, sales partners for circular knitting and braiding machines in around 80 countries represent Mayer & Cie.

Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG

With its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment is the world market leader for manmade fiber filament spinning systems, texturing machines, BCF systems, staple fiber systems, solutions for the production of nonwovens and – as a service provider – offers engineering solutions for the entire textile value added chain.

As a future oriented company, the research and development at this division of the Oerlikon Group is driven by energy-efficiency and sustainable technologies (e-save). With the continuous polycondensation and extrusion line systems and their key components, the company caters to the entire process with automated and digitally networked Industry 4.0 solutions – from the monomer all the way through to the textured yarn.

The primary markets for the product portfolio of Oerlikon Barmag are in Asia, especially in China, India and Turkey, and – for the ones of Oerlikon Neumag – in the USA, Asia, Turkey and Europe. Worldwide the segment – with just under 3,000 employees – has a presence in 120 countries of production, sales and distribution and service organizations. At the R&D centers in Remscheid, Neumünster (Germany) and Suzhou (China), highly-qualified engineers, technologists and technicians develop innovative and technologically-leading products for tomorrow’s world.

Weber Maschinenbau GmbH

From weight-accurate slicing to the precise infeeding and packaging of sausage, meat and cheese: Weber Maschinenbau is one of the leading system providers for cold cuts and one of the most important partners for the food processing industry. The portfolio is versatile and offers perfect solutions for all requirements and application areas. 

For even greater customer proximity, rapid availability and personal service, Weber is steadily advancing its international presence. Round about 1,400 employees at 25 locations in 21 nations are employed at Weber Maschinenbau today and it is their commitment and passion that contributes to the overall success of the Weber Group every day. From the beginning, the company has been family-owned and is today led by CEO Tobias Weber, the eldest son of the company’s founder Günther Weber.