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Die Produktionsanlage der SmartFactory-KL in ihrem Aufbau 2018© SmartFactory-KL / A. Sell


The manufacturer-independent Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V. is considered as the pioneers factory of the future, implementing many aspects of Industrie 4.0 in its work. SmartFactory-KL is located in and intensively cooperates with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

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. SmartFactory-KL 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. The technology initiative, supported by the active participation of its approx. 50 members, has already established pragmatic solutions, first products and common standards.




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski

Deputy Head
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Rüdiger Dabelow

Phone: +49 631 20575 3404
Fax: +49 631 20575 3402

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Trippstadter Str. 122
67663 Kaiserslautern