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Our Memberships



A European IT initiative for data sovereignty

GAIA-X is a major European digital project aimed at strengthening Europe’s position in international competition. The goal is to establish a European data infrastructure for the secure digitalization and networking of industry, finance, and healthcare, and as a basis for the use of new applications with artificial intelligence (AI). Professor Friedhelm Loh, owner and chairman of the Friedhelm Loh Group, was one of the co-founders of this major European project, which was launched last autumn by Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. As a subsidiary of the Friedhelm Loh Group, German Edge Cloud is one of the founding members of the GAIA-X Foundation.

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SmartFactory KL e.V.

The technology initiative SmartFactory KL e.V. was founded in 2005. It brings together participants from industry and research in an Industry 4.0 network to carry out joint projects for the factory of the future.

Your benefits:

  • Transfer of know-how about the latest innovations in the industrial sector

  • Possibility of conducting joint research and development projects

  • Use and testing of the latest information and communication technologies in realistic industrial production environments


Smart Electronic Factory (SEF)

The Smart Electronic Factory e.V. is an Industry 4.0 information and demonstration platform. The association’s objective is to implement Industry 4.0 scenarios in companies’ actual production facilities. Various software and hardware manufacturers as well as university institutions are involved in implementing this initiative.

Your benefits:

  • Support in the analysis of different machine processes to solve process-specific problems and thus increase performance

  • Active quality regulation and production control of your production facility to avoid cost-intensive production losses or warranty claims


ZVEI: Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e. V.

The ZVEI is one of the most important industrial associations in Germany with around 1,600 member companies. It represents the interests of the high-tech industrial sector with a very broad and dynamic product portfolio. German Edge Cloud is an active member of the association and provides special support to the Automation and MES (manufacturing execution systems) working groups.

Your benefits:

  • Always up to date: sharing of experience and opinions on current technical, economic, legal, and socio-political issues in the electrical industry

  • Support in the creation of framework conditions and common platforms for the growth of the industrial sector in international competition

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