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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ONCITE Industrial Suite – Your Route to the Digital Future

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 MOM:
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

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In a smart factory, the use of valid data for optimisation and greater production flexibility are key goals. One common challenge is that Industrial IoT applications must be paired with existing IT systems such as PLM, ERP, MES and Scada to ensure agile digital production management. With this goal in mind, German Edge Cloud has joined its cloud-native industrial applications with “Best of Breed”…

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Press Releases

German Edge Cloud “Best in Class” in PAC Radar

PAC has ranked German Edge Cloud (GEC) as "Best in Class Open Digital Platform for factory-edge-centric industrial IoT" in Europe. In this segment, only GEC and IBM/Red Hat were rated "Best in Class". According to PAC, the unique capabilities of GEC derive from its merging of domain know-how in both manufacturing and IT. For the PAC INNOVATION RADAR "Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World…

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Press Releases


German Edge Cloud won first place in the "Innovation Champions Award 2020" with world’s first real-time, data-sovereign, AI-based edge cloud data centre.

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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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