ADAMOS - von Maschinenbauern für Maschinenbauer: schlagkräftige Allianz von 16 Partnern

ADAMOS is growing with new partners and offers

  • New partners: Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Schlenker Spannwerkzeuge Inge & Josef Meißner GmbH & Co. KG and WITTENSTEIN SE

  • New offers: Digital Transformation Services (DTS)

  • New ideas: “Digital Days” looks at the opportunities and challenges of digitization

With innovative solutions and offers, ADAMOS actively promotes digitization in mechanical engineering. Its services are from mechanical engineering, for mechanical engineering, as well as their suppliers and customers. Digitization is only possible if strong partners are involved. An increasing number of companies are recognizing this and building on the strategic potential of the platform economy. As an open, digital and vendor-independent IoT platform, ADAMOS is attaining more and more partners for the global, industry-spanning alliance of leading mechanical engineering companies. With Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG from Albstadt, Schlenker Spannwerkzeuge Inge & Josef Meißner GmbH & Co. KG from Villingen-Schwenningen and WITTENSTEIN SE from Igersheim, three more well-known companies have now joined the ADAMOS network; it now consists of 15 renowned machine and plant manufacturers as well as Software AG.

New partners, new offers, new ideas: ADAMOS strives to combine technology with network. In addition to the Community and IoT platform, ADAMOS now offers Digital Transformation Services (DTS). It’s a standardized offer for training, consulting and implementation services that facilitates machine manufacturers’ ability to implement digital business models.

Strategies for successful digital transformation were also the recent focus of the “Digital Days” events in Leonberg and Barcelona, at the world’s largest trade fair for the textile machinery industry (ITMA). Together with the VDMA’s “Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg,” the Textile Machinery Association and the partner companies, ADAMOS presented technologies and concrete application examples – as well as the new Digital Transformation Services (DTS) – to more than 350 participants. Baden-Württemberg’s Interior Minister Thomas Strobl, who is responsible for digital matters in the state government, emphasized the relevance of mechanical engineering in his keynote speech. “Baden-Württemberg is one of the international frontrunners when it comes to innovative and industrial regions. Alliances such as ADAMOS can also benefit small and medium-sized companies in this sector.”

Arno Gärtner, CEO of KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, made the case for more cooperation in Barcelona: “Adaptation speed is extremely high with respect to software and digital solutions. If we share our knowledge and work together to create and use standards, then we can secure our leading position in the digital age.” In making this statement, he referred to Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, which has been an ADAMOS partner since April. Mayer & Cie. developed its customer portal “knitlink” based on the ADAMOS IoT platform within just a few weeks and successfully launched it at ITMA 2019.

Together with its partners, ADAMOS has created a network of trust for open collaboration with common rules. This provides the space for each company to shape its digital future in an autonomous and active manner.

Ralf W. Dieter, Chairman of the ADAMOS Advisory Board and CEO of Dürr AG, says: “At ADAMOS, we learn from each other. Digital transformation is a very complex issue for companies to approach on their own.”

Christian Thönes, ADAMOS Advisory Board member and CEO of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT emphasized, “ADAMOS is unique because it is manufacturer-independent! We machine builders participate from each other. At the EMO in Hannover in September ADAMOS will show concrete digital solutions at DMG MORI in hall 2."

Dr. Tim Busse and Dr. Marco Link, the two ADAMOS managing directors, clarify: “The mechanical engineering sector must join forces when it comes to digitalization and the platform economy. It can only be done when we work together because the challenges are great: from providing financial and human resources for the development of new applications to the creation of data-based business models.”

Preparations for another highlight are already in full swing: ADAMOS will be presenting new IoT solutions, projects and customer references at EMO Hannover – the world’s largest machine tool exhibition – from September 16-21, 2019 in Hall 2. The focus will be on horizontal networking for access to applications and data spanning multiple manufacturers and IoT platforms.

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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.

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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 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.