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Smart Factory Group

The Smart Factory Group is Leadec‘s innovation hub. We bring ideas to Most-Viable-Services (MVS) in joint collaboration with our divisional experts and international IoT partners. 

Smart services for smart factories

Our focus is generating value through business models in existing or newly developing digital ecosystems. We support our customers to bring factories to the next level of performance by transforming data to valuable insights and information. A broad technology portfolio and industrial IoT platforms are our enablers on the journey to the factory of the future.

How we work

The Smart Factory Group is operating globally. We assess and fund value creation through IoT and draw on the many years of knowledge our colleagues have gained from numerous projects. We are completely open and neutral towards platforms, technologies and systems. Our ambition is to be a partner to industry platforms, ecosystems and academic communities. Start-up mentality and the idea of open innovation is part of our DNA. In this way we act without boundaries and from the interface with machine and software providers.

Our topics

We use our Leadec-IoT-Home-Cloud, which is embedded within the Leadec.os platform, to connect and to scale our IoT-based services. 'Everything-as-a-service' is our credo.

 

We generate valuable information through the combination and processing of data from various sources and systems in the factory. Leadec‘s factory experts help us on a seamless information flow from data acquisition and API development via data structuring/enrichment to information visualization and automated data-driven activities on our, or on partner platforms.

 

Our targets are new and integrated factory services.

What drives us

'Connectivity, industrial platforms and data security regulations are enabling smart production in smart ecosystem. At Leadec we already service the entire factory life cycle. We see ourselves as a 'facilitator of the ecosystem' and as such look deeply into integrated service concepts including flexible pay-per-X models.'

Dr. Bernd Voelpel, Global Head of Smart Factory Group

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  • Video
    09/29/2022

    Leadec Factory Talks – Episode 4: E-commerce industry

    Online retail is booming and with it parcel shipping. Worldwide, this has led to many challenges for the (express) parcel industry – delivering more with less. What solutions are there and where is development heading in the future? Find out in episode 4 of our Factory Talks.

  • Interview
    08/24/2022

    Safety at Leadec: Interview with Gordana Djurdjevic

    Gordana Djurdjevic is Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Leadec for the USA and Canada. In this interview, she reveals her philosophy and talks about the role played by occupational safety in the modern production environment. 

  • Article
    08/16/2022

    Facility Management Holistically Thought

    How are productivity and facility management related in food production? Very simple: Without a proper strategy for the services on the shopfloor, production will come to a standstill. But there is a solution.

  • Article
    08/10/2022

    "Digital Factory Experience": Virtual Insight Into the Digitized Factory

    From autonomous transport systems to digital weld seam testing - Leadec's range of products and services for the smart factory can now be experienced in a simulated environment. This is now available with a tour on the online platform "Digital Factory Experience".

  • Video
    07/28/2022

    Leadec Factory Talks – Episode 3: In-plant Logistics

    Logistics is a broad field and from the gate onwards, inside the factory, it becomes really exciting. How digitized and automated is the tracking of goods? How do you rule out errors and how can you ensure that production doesn’t come to a standstill but continues through?

  • Article
    07/18/2022

    Spare Parts on Demand Instead of Full Warehouses

    The advantages of inventory outsourcing are obvious: warehouses full of spare parts at each individual company mean high costs. Leadec offers its customers flexible models in which they only pay for the parts they really need and only when they really need them.

  • Article
    06/09/2022

    Sustainability in figures

    Leadec's latest sustainability report takes a look at the figures. And here it becomes clear: the activities to reduce the ecological footprint are paying off. 

  • Article
    06/02/2022

    Innovation, recycling and the like – current trends in battery production

    Six months have passed since Battery Show Europe 2021 - almost an eternity in this field. Since the last show, we have realized new projects and also held many technical discussions with companies, associations and research institutions. In the process, four trends for the factory have emerged.

  • Article
    06/02/2022

    Whitepaper: How Integrated Facility Management Optimizes Production

    ‘Crossing the yellow line’ is the title of our new whitepaper which highlights the benefits of Integrated Facility Management (IFM) for the food & beverage industry. Streamlining all support services through a single efficient model increases asset uptime and reduces maintenance costs.

  • Whitepaper
    06/02/2022

    Whitepaper: Integrated Facility Management (IFM)

    Unwanted machine downtime is a nightmare in the food industry. Our latest white paper explains how integrated facility management can help. 

  • Brochure
    06/01/2022

    Sustainability Report 2021

    Our sustainability program centers around four strategic commitments: managing our environmental impact, acting responsibly toward our employees and society, maintaining integrity as well as adding longterm customer value. Read more in our Sustainability Report. 

  • Video
    05/18/2022

    Leadec Factory Talks – Episode 2: Factory Planning

    State-of-the-art factories are expected to run more efficiently and place new demands on their operators. From networked production processes and a high degree of automation to close cooperation with customers and suppliers. What does this mean for the field of production planning?

  • Article
    04/26/2022

    A First in Finance: Green Factoring

    How are respect for human rights and environmental protection related to the cost of a financial product? More directly than you might think. In Germany, Leadec has now developed and concluded the first so-called ESG-linked factoring agreement with a major financial partner.

  • Article
    04/11/2022

    IoT-Orchestrated Services

    Technical services such as cleaning, maintenance, and repair of facilities are increasingly offering potential for improving the economy of production. The global industrial service provider Leadec operates its own IoT infrastructure to improve the efficiency of its existing offerings for plant operators – or to make completely new ones possible.

  • Article
    04/05/2022

    For a Social and Ecological World Economy

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest initiative for sustainable and socially responsible corporate governance. Leadec recently joined the initiative.

  • Article
    03/24/2022

    Rating: Leadec Takes Sustainability in its Stride

    In its assessment of Leadec, the rating agency Sustainalytics rated the risk of significant financial impact from ESG factors as low. A visible sign of Leadec’s sustainability performance. In the industry overview regarding commercial services, Leadec has thus achieved one of the best ratings.

  • Video
    03/22/2022

    Leadec Factory Talks – Episode 1: E-Mobility

    Alternative drives and, above all, electromobility are the automotive industry’s innovation drivers. Battery production is one of the biggest challenges in this regard. What solutions are there? Find out in episode 1 of our Factory Talks.

  • Video
    03/16/2022

    60 Years of Leadec

    In 1962 the foundation stone for today’s company was laid – with the founding of the boiler cleaning company Reichenberger & Co. in Munich. For 60 years, our teams make sure that production runs smoothly. We never stand still. We improve, think ahead and always find a solution.

  • Interview
    02/24/2022

    Interview: 60 Years of Leadec

    In 2022, Leadec will celebrate its 60th anniversary. In an interview with Markus Glaser-Gallion, CEO of Leadec, we talk about the past years and how he sees the future of the service specialist for the factory. 

  • Article
    01/24/2022

    Quick Survey: Personnel Requirements for Electromobility

    Everyone is talking about the transformation of the automotive industry toward electromobility. But what significance does this have for personnel service providers now, and what demand do they expect? You will find some results in our latest survey.

  • Video
    12/09/2021

    Leadec's Services in the Field of E-mobility

    Battery production is revolutionizing automotive production. New production technologies, data availability and line analytics as well as the reduction of manual work at one hand, and the need for qualified staff on the other hand are major challenges for electric vehicle plants.

  • Whitepaper
    12/07/2021

    Whitepaper: Integrated Spare Parts Management

    Spare parts management for machinery and equipment is challenging for manufacturing companies. Find out how to reduce costs and inventories sustainably in four steps.

  • Video
    12/03/2021

    Leadec.os – the Digital Business Platform

    Equipped for the factory of the future? To do this, the services must also be digitalized. 

  • Article
    11/23/2021

    Automobilwoche article: Winner of transformation

    Many automakers and automotive suppliers are struggling with the transition to electromobility. This is not the case with the industrial service provider Leadec.Read the full article which was originally published in "Automobilwoche"