The Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V., founded in 2005 as a non-profit association, is an Industrie 4.0 network of industrial and research partners who jointly carry out projects regarding the factory of the future. Among the approximately 50 members are international corporations, small and medium enterprises as well as research and educational institutions from all over the world.
SmartFactoryKL is a manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform which is unique in the world. Here, innovative information and communications technologies and their application are tested and developed in a realistic industrial production environment.
Managing boardProf. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke
Dr. Thomas Bürger, Dr. John Herold
Year of establishment2005
Business activityAutomation, Industry 4.0, research and knowledge transfer in the economy