Who we are and what we can do

As a specialist in innovative edge and cloud solutions, German Edge Cloud (GEC) ensures that data in networked environments is available quickly, easily, and securely. The company supports process optimization using data analytics, in the manufacturing industry for example, and provides its customers full data sovereignty for connections to the public or private cloud. GEC is a developer and service integrator of turnkey solutions and offers both its own and industry-specific systems.

As part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, GEC already implements its solutions at the Industry 4.0 plant of its sister company Rittal in Haiger. In cooperation with industry and research partners, the company develops solutions that are simple and quick to deploy, enabling customers across industries to solve digitalization challenges more effectively and achieve a new level of digital value creation.

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Together we will find
the right solution for your company

Cloud Technologies

Cloud & Edge Automation at the Highest Level


Security for Your Data and Applications

Cloud Technologies

Edge Computing in Manufacturing


ONCITE: The Mini Data Center


Smart Factory Apps:
Holistic Manufacturing Management

Cloud Technologies

Our Data Centers – Your Reliable Cloud Infrastructure


At Your Side, Right from the Start


German Edge Cloud Presents the First Edge Cloud-Based Micro-Data Center

ONCITE is meeting the increasing demand for real-time data availability with a scalable edge cloud data center. ONCITE is located directly at the factory site and thus where the data is generated – as implemented at Rittal’s new Industry 4.0 production facility in Haiger, for example. There, up to 18 terabytes of sensitive production data are processed and analyzed every day, with full data sovereignty ensured. 

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ONCITE in Practice: Open IT Test Environment for Research and Industry at Fraunhofer Institute

The Fraunhofer IPT and research partner German Edge Cloud have teamed up to launch the prototype of a scalable edge cloud environment for research and industry. The networking of production facilities and IT for the use of big-data solutions requires companies to invest a great deal of resources and technical expertise. Therefore, we are implementing an open test environment for research and industry in Aachen, where concepts for digitalized production can be tested in a practice-oriented manner and soon be implemented on an industrial scale.

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News from German Edge Cloud

We always keep you up to date! Whether with our newsletter, press reports, or blog posts – we offer you added value content on topics that are relevant to you and the industry.

News and Press

The “All Electric Society” is making huge strides, leading to significant changes in the power grids and the entire energy system. Will industry have enough affordable electricity available? This is a decisive question for the future of companies and the business location. At the SPS trade fair, Rittal, Eplan, Cideon and German Edge Cloud will show how the industry can become an enabler in several…

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The industry is still feeling the pressure to change. Streamlining processes to improve efficiency and productivity will establish companies’ future competitiveness. So how can decision makers for machinery and panel building contribute to withstanding this pressure while simultaneously tackling and managing the energy revolution and digital transformation? At the SPS in Nuremberg, Rittal, Eplan,…

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When the next release of Catena-X was celebrated on 23 September 2023, the ONCITE Digital Production System (DPS) is of course part of it. The specialists of the Catena-X Consortium, the research community of 28 partner companies, have positively evaluated the ONCITE DPS in all areas. The quality gate for release 23.09 has thus been passed. 

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German Edge Cloud (GEC) is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

As a member of the Friedhelm Loh Group, German Edge Cloud combines traditional values with advanced technology.
You can trust in the reliability and innovation of our Edge and Cloud solutions.

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