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Strategischer Fit von ADAMOS für die Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Mehrwert durch Synergie – ADAMOS wird Mitglied der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Darmstadt / Reinach, Schweiz, 20.01.2022: Mehrwerte schaffen: Zum 01.01.2022 ist die ADAMOS GmbH der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance beigetreten. Gemeinsam wollen die beiden Initiativen die Realisierung offener Digitalisierungsplattformen für die Fertigungsindustrie weiter vorantreiben. ADAMOS teilt das Engagement der Allianz, bestehende Standards und unternehmensübergreifende Zusammenarbeit zu nutzen, um die Interoperabilität von IIoT-Plattformen bzw. digitalen Lösungen zu verbessern und die Einführung von Industrie 4.0-Anwendungen in digital integrierten globalen Lieferketten voranzutreiben...weiterlesen

January 20, 2022

Media Alert: The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance invites you to the virtual in-house exhibition on January 26/27, 2022

Connect to Open Implementation

  • On two half-days (January 26, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., January 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), the alliance will provide information on current cooperation projects in the field of Industry 4.0
  • Day 1: Presentation of the Alliance's reference architecture, presentation of current cooperation projects by member companies, introduction to industry working groups.
  • Day 2: Presentation of management shell, presentation of further implementation projects, presentation of cooperation with IDTA e.V., winner Implementation more
January 19, 2022

Strategic partnership: Industrial Digital Twin Association and Open Industry 4.0 Alliance agree on close cooperation

First cooperation projects show positive effects of synergy for the digitization of industry


Frankfurt am Main, Germany / Reinach, Switzerland, January 12, 2022The Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA) and the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance (OI4) have signed a memorandum of understanding for close cooperation. The goal of the cooperation is to further advance digitization in the industry based on the Asset Administration Shell (AAS). Initial cooperation projects show how the two organizations complement each other.

Both IDTA and OI4 pursue the vision that different industrial systems, such as manufacturing machines and factory software solutions, interact seamlessly in a digital environment – in other words, that they are interoperable. While IDTA, with its focus on definitions, provides the basic technology for this in the form of specifications and standardized sub-models, OI4 builds on these more

January 12, 2022

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance continues to grow in 2021

Number of members in largest corporate alliance for Industry 4.0 increases by double digits ++ OI4 board spokesman Nils Herzberg comments: “Inclusion of big names such as Microsoft, Siemens and Trumpf, underlines the trust of the industry” ++ Implementation award is presented for the first time

Reinach, Switzerland / SPS Nuremberg, December 13, 2021 – The largest corporate alliance for Industry 4.0 in Germany, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance (OI4), continued to grow in 2021, despite the ongoing pandemic, setting important milestones and now numbering 92 member companies. At the virtual Annual General Meeting, Nils Herzberg, Spokesman for the Executive Board of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for Digital Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 at SAP, expressed his satisfaction with what has been achieved: "Despite the difficult circumstances, the alliance was once again able to achieve solid double-digit growth in more

December 13, 2021

SPS-Messe-Spotlight der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

OI4-Mitglieder präsentieren auf der SPS 2021 intelligente Lösungen für die Industrie 4.0 

·Dunkermotoren stellt neue IIoT-Marke nexofox vor

·Industrie Informatik zeigt integrative Fertigungsplattform cronetworld

Reinach, Schweiz, 9. November 2021 – Die Open Industry 4.0 Alliance ist die führende Umsetzungsallianz für Industrie 4.0. Vom 23.- 25. November präsentieren unsere Mitglieder auf der SPS in Nürnberg wieder zahlreiche innovative Lösungen. Wir stellen heute zwei ausgewählte Produkte vor..weiterlesen

November 09, 2021

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance at SPS 2021

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance will be showcasing current cooperation projects from the field of Industry 4.0 in Hall 5/160

Reinach, Switzerland / SPS Nuremberg, October 21, 2021 – The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, founded at Hannover Messe in 2019, will present current cooperation projects from the field of Industry 4.0 at SPS in Nuremberg, the largest international trade fair for electrical automation technology, from November 23-25, 2021 under the motto "Connect to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance." The trade fair audience will learn in Hall 5/160 how companies can benefit from the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and how digitization projects are successfully more

October 21, 2021

C-level event "Digitize Your Food" at MULTIVAC was a complete success

Last Thursday , 07.10.2021, the top-class C-level event "Digitize your Food" took place in the Swabian town of Wolfertschwenden, organized by the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance together with packaging expert MULTIVAC. The event brought 100 decision-makers together who experienced an impressive deep dive into the world of Food & Beverage industry, listened to exciting presentations and networked with each other in a professional atmosphere. A warm welcome by the host company MULTIVAC and a keynote speech by the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance were followed by expert talks, discussion rounds, and the presentation of a more

October 14, 2021

Ekrem Yigitdoel as new Managing Director of the Open Industry Alliance 4.0

Alliance pushes positioning in the Industry 4.0 market

Reinach, Schweiz, 1 October 2021 - With immediate effect, the Open Industry Alliance 4.0 will be led and represented by Ekrem Yigitdoel as Managing Director. Thus, the alliance is strengthening its core team and setting the course for continued successful positioning in the Industry 4.0 market. Ekrem Yigitdoel has been part of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance since its founding and previously held responsibility for the board area “Marketing & Communication” in his role as Vice President Cooperation & Joint Venture Management at Voith – a member of the Alliance as more


October 5, 2021

The smart robot factory in the brownfield


Open Industry 4.0 Alliance member KUKA demonstrates the freestyle in Industry 4.0: connecting a manufacturing cell to the cloud in ongoing production and providing it with all the features of a smart factory. This was only made possible thanks to teamwork between members of the alliance, first and foremost: Fujitsu, SAP and 3d Signals. Robots have built robots at KUKA before - now they are branching out into the cloud, with all the benefits of higher throughput, complete manufacturing transparency and predictive maintenance to minimize more

September 22, 2021

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and Packaging Valley to shape Industry 4.0 together

The two organisations aim to jointly realise cross-manufacturer integration in the packaging industry with a focus on master data management, plant analytics and predictive maintenance

Reinach, Switzerland/ Waiblingen, Germany, September 6, 2021 – The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of companies aiming to drive digitalisation on factory floors, is working with Packaging Valley Germany e.V., a cluster of organisations from the packaging industry in the south of Germany. Packaging Valley currently has 90 members, including manufacturers of packaging systems, packaging machines and their components; providers of software, automation solutions and more

September 6, 2021

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Practical Example: How the packaging industry is taking its transformation into its own hands

The example of a project of the members Multivac and Schiwa

Reinach, Switzerland, May 17, 2021 – Transformation in the food industry ostensibly offers the advantage of auditability to identifythe production history behind each individual batch. But for the suppliers of manufacturing plants in this market, the transformation of vertical and horizontal production chains means reaching a new level of economic efficiency and increased business processes. It is not only individual vertical chains that are to be orchestrated in the cloud, but entire more

May 17, 2021

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance welcomes Microsoft and Siemens as members

With its clear commitment to open standards, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance now comprises almost 80 companies

Reinach, Switzerland, 22 April 2021 - The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of companies aiming to drive digitalization and create real added value on factory floors, welcomes two heavyweights from the IT and OT industry: Microsoft and Siemens. Since the alliance was founded at Hannover Messe in 2019, membership has grown to almost 80 committed companies, ranging from medium-sized industrial suppliers to global corporations. Microsoft and Siemens share the commitment to leverage existing standards and cross-organizational collaboration to enhance interoperability and drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 applications across digitally integrated global supply more

April 22, 2021

Ein App-Store für die Industrie – eine Initiative aus der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community

Die Community ist das informelle Umfeld der Allianz; kommerzielle Projekte aus der Community können mit dem Label „Community“ ausgezeichnet werden; der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community App Store ist das erste Arbeitsergebnis aus der Community

Hannover Messe/ Reinach, Schweiz, 13. April 2021 – Hardware-unabhängige und für die Industrie geeignete Apps einfach aus einem Store herunterladen: Das ist das Ziel eines aktuellen Projekts der Community im Umfeld der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Als Non-ProfitOrganisation erteilt die Allianz dem kommerziellen Projekt eines App-Stores der Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH dafür erstmals das Label „Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community“. Die Community der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance ist ein informeller Zusammenschluss von Mitgliedern außerhalb des rechtlichen Rahmens der Allianz, um bestimmte – auch kommerzielle Ziele – zu erreichen. So können weitere Schritte zur Transformation der Industrie schnell vorangetrieben werden...weiterlesen

April 13, 2021

Hanover Fair: Open Industry 4.0 Alliance presents the first independent app store

  • OI4 Community App Store: Independent store makes industry-relevant apps suitable as easily available as consumer versions
  • 74 companies now members of the Alliance • ACCELERATE: Alliance sets up collaboration platform to accelerate communication with each other
  • Another DIGELERATE event ten days later

Reinach, Switzerland, 24 March 2021 - The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of industrial companies aiming to drive digitalisation and create real added value on factory floors, will present itself in detail to a broad audience at Hannover Messe from 12-16 April 2021. The Alliance will offer interested parties many opportunities for access and more

March 24, 2021

Cyber security in industrial plants still recklessly neglected - the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance provides a practical framework for action

European companies can learn how to implement deep security from the factory floor to the cloud through the Cyber Security Design Principles policy paper.

Reinach, Switzerland, 23 February 2021 - the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance has published a strategic paper on "Cyber Security Design Principles" in industrial plants. The paper shows which ISO/IEC standards on cyber security are integrated and which practices of other bodies and alliances, such as Cloud Security Alliance, FIRST, MITRE or OWASP, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance relies on for the implementation of deep cyber security across all more

February 23, 2021

The digital twin and the vintage drill

Members of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance such as Endress + Hauser, Festo, KUKA, Pepperl + Fuchs Group, SAP and Schunk are also founding members of the "Industrial Digital Twin Association" (IDTA), which was recently founded in September. As an "implementation alliance", many members are already working actively in their customers' factory halls with the help of digital twins - whose interfaces are now being adapted in the cloud (4th layer "Common Cloud Central") and are then generally available to members of the Open Industry 4.0 more

October 20, 2020 


The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and the GAIA-X Foundation 

The alliance is informally and closely linked via individuals to the GAIA-X Foundation, a foundation that will put the European cloud and data infrastructure GAIA-X into practice 

Reinach, Switzerland, 10. September 2020 - In June 2020, 22 companies and organizations from France and Germany - including Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG from Verl, Germany - took another major step towards the European digital infrastructure with the establishment of the GAIA-X Foundation. A German and French initiative around international cloud and data infrastructure, GAIA-X is designed to promote a secure, trustworthy data infrastructure in Brussels, thus also promoting the digital sovereignty of Europe. In the meanwhile, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance is demonstrating similar working principles and goals, and now comprises of 64 members operating more

September 10, 2020

Initiatives for intralogistics in view of the coronavirus crisis

The demands placed on intralogistics are becoming ever more demanding as a result of crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic and the trend towards individualisation right down to batch size 1, as opposed to survey findings from last year on production logistics among German SMEs by Swiss material flow specialist Interroll. The average degree of automation of internal material handling is only 53 per cent among the companies that were surveyed. At the lower end of the scale, just under 10 per cent of companies with a degree of automation of less than 25 per cent did not invest last year and are now potentially at risk in view of the corona more

August 13, 2020

„I am a drill machine from 1900, I can still drill.“

On July 16 and 17, 2020, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance held its first "Virtual Fair", presenting the its strategy, active working groups, deployed technologies and initial case studies in numerous zoom meetings. With Endress+Hauser, Hilscher Gesellschaft fuer Systemautomation, KUKA, MULTIVAC, Pepperl + Fuchs, SAP, SVA and Voith, 8 members and 14 speakers from the now total of  60 Alliance members contributed. The Virtual Fair was held in English and recorded over 360 registrations and up to 200 simultaneous participants from Europe, the USA, but also China, India and more

July 28, 2020

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