proALPHA Becomes Member of the Technology Initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V.
First Joined Exhibition at HANNOVER MESSE 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Starting 2012 the ERP full service provider proALPHA Software AG from Weilerbach is a full member of SmartFactoryKL - a manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform in Kaiserslautern. In the scope of the live demonstration "Industrie 4.0" at HANNOVER MESSE SmartFactoryKL and proALPHA will exhibit in hall 8, stand D06 granting insight into how "smart" technologies will shape the factory of the future.
proALPHA's goal as a provider of business software is to in-crease the competitiveness of its customers by providing excellent software and corresponding services. "To do that we have to transfer visionary scientific knowledge and re-search results of our technology partners to commercial applications," explains Member of the Board of proALPHA Software AG Werner Ernst. "As a demonstration and research platform SmartFactoryKL with its strong ties to practice serves this purpose perfectly. This is why we opted for a membership." Moreover, thanks to SmartFactoryKL's close bonds with the University of Kaiserslautern the company can attract qualified staff, says Mr. Ernst.
At HANNOVER MESSE 2012, which will take place on April 23 to 27, proALPHA and SmartFactoryKL join their exhibitions as the Living Lab of the DFKI (German Research Center for Arti-ficial Intelligence) for the first time. In the spotlight of their demonstration is the topic "Industrie 4.0". On an demonstrator showing a production line, trade show visitors will see what production in the factory of the future will look like when shaped by "smart" technologies like SmartPhones, navigation systems, Bluetooth or wireless LAN. In this demonstrator proALPHA will present ERP components for a trend-setting coupling of comprehensive business processes with production infrastructure.
About Technology Initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V.
SmartFactoryKL is a manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform in which innovative ICT technologies and their use in a realistic industrial production environment are tested and developed. The manufacturer-independent research and demonstration plant of SmartFactoryKL illustrates the Vision der Fabrik der Zukunft. Diverse components of different manufacturers are connected with each other within it. The goal of SmartFactoryKL is to transfer the so called "smart" technologies like SmartPhones, navigation systems, Bluetooth or wireless LAN to the factories in a useful way since they have not yet spread in the world of a factory. Thus, SmartFactoryKL is the interface between research and industrial practice. The technology initiative SmartFactoryKL e.V. has been established as an association with a constant focus on the transfer between science and application. Members, sponsors and promoters create a living partnership in order to realize the vision of a future industrial landscape with modern and innovative means. To find more information go to www.smartfactory-kl.de.