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Körber honored as Champion of Digital Transformation in the mechanical engineering sector

The international technology group Körber has been awarded "Champion of Digital Transformation" by Infront Consulting and its media partner CAPITAL. Körber came in first in a study that analyzed the success factors of digital transformation, and received the best rating in the category mechanical engineering. 

As part of the study, Infront examined the status of digital transformation in German companies and the success characteristics of effective transformation programs. For this purpose, the transformation programs of 127 companies in eight industries were analyzed. The survey was based on a comprehensive model of digital transformation, which covers topics such as organization, culture, employees, infrastructure, data, and innovation and customer experience, and takes into account differentiated digitization goals ranging from automation to platforms.

As an international technology group with the five Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, Körber is one of the leading manufacturers in mechanical engineering. Körber's goal is to turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and thus drive and help shape technological change. 

"We are very pleased to receive this award," says Stephan Seifert, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Körber Group. "It reflects our clear strategy and vision of 'market leadership through technology leadership' – with the aim to always provide our customers with market-leading technologies, holistic digital solutions and business models, being a strong partner for them on their path to a digital future."

Digitization in industrial manufacturing creates measurable added value for partners and customers and ensures the consistent use of cutting-edge technology. To drive digital innovation and fully exploit the potential of new technologies, Körber established the Business Area Digital in 2017. The Business Area combines the agile mindset of a digital start-up with the in-depth industry know-how and customer experience within the Körber Group. As a company builder, the Körber Business Area Digital also brings innovative companies to the market: with FactoryPal – an AI-powered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for connected manufacturing in the process industry – Körber officially spun off its first venture in 2020.

"We are convinced that artificial intelligence and data science are critical success factors in the future of industrial manufacturing", explains Dr. Christian Schlögel, Chief Digital Officer at Körber and member of the Group Executive Board. "Smart machines work faster and more efficiently, and that's what the future will increasingly be about. Together with our customers, we analyze processes and identify the potential for increasing efficiency."

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