Industry 4.0 in Germany

Smart, digital production, and manufacturing processes, presents vast opportunities for German businesses working with digitalisation and digital transformation.

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Stephan Graml
Managing Director
+49 1737848607
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Ana Antic
Sales and Operations Director
+49 1739022003
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Smart, digital production, and manufacturing processes, presents vast opportunities for German businesses working with digitalisation and digital transformation.

Data Respons Solutions in Germany operates in a large market with challenging embedded solutions. Many of their customers are innovative suppliers to the automotive industry, and other industries where Edge Computing, AI and IoT is in strong growth.

Industry 4.0 in Germany

Enormous potential of Industry 4.0

Smart, digital production, and manufacturing processes presents vast opportunities for German businesses working with digitalisation and digital transformation. The German government wants to utilise the enormous potential of Industry 4.0 to strengthen Germany’s manufacturing base. To speed up the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies, The German government, major companies, and associations, have developed a platform to promote and implement Industry 4.0 standards and technologies across the German manufacturing sector. The platform is the world’s largest Industry 4.0 networks.

Germany lagging in the digitalisation race

German government working groups were founders of the term Industry 4.0 back in 2011, as they launched a new digital vision for the German manufacturing industry. Despite this, German SMEs are still lagging in the digitalisation race compared to its international competition. Lack of investments, complicated data protection rules / regulations and constrained availability of digital capabilities / specialists are mentioned as main reason.

Part of a large group with shared, cross industry competence

We have big competitors in Germany; however, our main advantages are that we are a fully German operation. We are part of a large group and work closely with colleagues from Data Respons Solutions in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as SW-oriented sister companies based in Germany. Our shared, cross industry competence on HW, SW and solutions further contribute to how a relatively small German organisation can handle large solution deliveries.

We have big competitors in Germany; however, our main advantages are that we are a fully German operation. We are part of a large group and work closely with colleagues from Data Respons Solutions in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as SW-oriented sister companies based in Germany

Stephan Graml
Managing Director,, Data Respons Solutions GmbH

Growing changes and requirements of industry 4.0

Keeping pace with the growing changes and requirements of industry 4.0 is not just about acquiring new technology. Retrofitting or modernising existing systems is key to profitability, efficiency, and sustainability. Our retrofit portfolio includes:

  • Extension and modernisation of existing applications
  • Compliance with current standards & guidelines
  • Identification and implementation of potential savings
  • Exchange and extension of key components
  • Reduction of downtimes to a minimum
  • Development of solutions and alternatives
  • Professional development of individual solution concepts
  • Guaranteed component availability
  • Consulting and Engineering

We have offices in both Erlangen and Karlsruhe and have broad local engineering capabilities. We have been accompanying our industrial customers through all product life cycle phases. Benefit from our many years of developing custom solutions and make your application fit for future.

Ana Antic
Sales and Operations Director, Data Respons Solutions GmbH

Local engineering capabilities

  • Erlangen capabilities

    • Software Development
    • Hardware / Embedded Development
    • Digital hardware design
    • System design
    • System testing
    • Real-time Development
    • Unit testing
    • Communication
    • Networks
    • Micro-controllers
    • Multi-threading

  • Karlsruhe capabilities

     Prototyping
    • Production management
    • Preparation for series production
    • Creation of production instructions
    • Quality assurance
    • RMA handling
    • Troubleshooting, repair of computer systems
    • Development support
    • Creation of measurement series with documentation
    • Technical contact for industrial customers, Pre-Sales

  • Karlsruhe capabilities

    • Digital Hardware design
    • Intel x86 platforms
    • Data compression techniques
    • Various PC related data buses
    • Ultrasound Data Acquisition and processing
    • Maritime (IEC 60945) Certifications