Creators, makers, pioneers

More than 12,000 employees, globally active and passionate about innovation — that is the way to achieve both market and technological leadership. We are Körber. Presenting our Group.

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We are Körber

Körber is a leading international technology group that has more than 12,000 employees at over 100 locations worldwide. We are the home for entrepreneurs — we turn entrepreneurial thinking into customers success. Körber AG manages the Group and its four Business Areas: Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain and Technologies.


The Körber Insights shows the entire spectrum of the Körber world: We give our view of exciting developments and trends, as well as innovations and technologies. We also highlight personalities who drive Körber forward every day with their entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas.



We develop innovative products, solutions and services for a more sustainable tomorrow and introduce the people who make them possible. Find out more in our Sustainability Report 2023.

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Körber pursues ambitious climate targets

In October 2023, we had the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) verify our commitment to achieving net-zero CO₂e emissions throughout the entire value chain by 2040. We would like to introduce you to some of the measures that will help us achieve this ambitious goal.

Group-wide standards for Ecodesign

We were able to advance our Ecodesign initiative decisively in 2023 after creating a group-wide standard for life cycle assessments (LCAs). Find out more about the first LCAs we implemented and the challenges we overcame.

Data and infrastructure protection

We aim to transform information security into a strategic objective and make it a shared concern for all employees. We provide an overview of the corresponding measures and projects in 2023.



Wanted: team players. The know-how, creativity, and dedication of our employees have made us a successful technology company in Germany and worldwide. Now we want to shape the future — with you! We offer exciting positions for experts, young professionals, university students, and high school students.

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"Modern leadership culture has a performance-enhancing effect"

A working climate that promotes innovation, diversity, and the courage to tell uncomfortable truths is more central than ever to a company's success today. In an interview, Gabriele Fanta, Head of Group Human Resources, explains how the new leadership principles at Körber specifically strengthen fruitful collaboration in everyday working life.

What comes after traineeship, Max?

Experience report: After graduating in mechatronics and mechanical engineering, Max Döring became a trainee at Körber. Today, he is Technical Product Manager at our Körber Business Area Pharma.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Joint future-proof activities are the foundation of sustainable procurement. Körber, as a globally leading technology group, therefore places great value on the optimal purchasing of materials and services.

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Pioneering information security with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides hackers with new ways to attack organizations. But it also opens up opportunities for companies to better protect themselves against these attacks. Körber is, therefore, investing in AI and advising its customers to follow suit.

Innovation or menace? For Andreas Gaetje, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Körber, it's evident that AI can be both. For one, the technology offers enormous opportunities for companies. Particularly in the form of generative AI. "It's the biggest wake-up call you can imagine, especially for industrial production," says Gaetje, listing the benefits:

  • Increased automation: AI can automate repetitive tasks, allowing workers to focus on more complex and creative assignments.
  • Higher efficiency: AI helps to reduce material consumption and eliminate waste.
  • Predictive maintenance: By analyzing machine data, AI can accurately predict when parts need to be replaced or serviced, preventing downtime and costly repairs.
  • Quality control: AI can monitor production processes in great detail and identify factors that affect product quality.
  • Occupational safety: For example, AI can identify risks using data collected by sensors. This can help prevent accidents and injuries.

However, to reap the full benefits of the technology, companies have to meet specific requirements: Operational technologies (OT) in production must interact with information technology (IT). "Production facilities need to be comprehensively networked," says Gaetje. And it is precisely this networking where the danger resides.

Man and machine: cybersecurity requires the right mix of human and artificial intelligence.

AI enhances quality and quantity of attacks

The threat posed by hackers is already immense. According to a recent survey by the British insurance company Hiscox, 58 percent of all German companies were targeted in 2023 alone - an increase of 12 percent compared to the previous year. AI increases both the quantity and type of attacks. "The nature of the threat is changing," says Gaetje. It's no longer just about tapping into data to blackmail companies. Networking machines into "smart factories" heightens the risk of hackers accessing machine data and disrupting production processes. Also, phishing emails might even increase in the future, with deep fakes adding additional forms of deception, such as fake phone calls from the CEO. With generative AI, it is possible to vary and improve the content of emails faster and faster so that they can hardly be distinguished from legitimate messages.

"All of this puts tremendous pressure on companies," says Gaetje. "I know of mid-sized companies that have stopped digitalization projects in production for fear of such attacks. Ultimately, this threatens their competitiveness." Besides, companies are not achieving their intended goal: "The risk of catching malware is hardly reduced because the internal devices are connected anyway." OT systems themselves are another vulnerability. Companies often forgo necessary updates because they are costly and time-consuming. "This can have serious consequences and is a perfect gateway for hackers," says Gaetje.

AI-based security systems

He advises companies to see artificial intelligence as a way to better protect themselves from attacks. Körber is leading the way, making digital security a priority. "We are investing in AI-based security systems and developing AI-based production systems. And we advise our customers to do the same," says Gaetje. "Used consciously and securely, AI is crucial for companies to remain competitive in the future."

One way to do this is through "zero trust" architectures. They divide networks into small, isolated segments and allow only indispensable connections. When attacked, only individual systems can be targeted, not entire networks. Only AI enables the implementation of such architectures on a large scale because self-learning and automated micro-segmentation dramatically simplify deployment and avoid high implementation costs, as Gaetje explains. "We are already making use of the model with individual customers." They benefit from the fact that Körber has expertise in both mechanical engineering and software development. "We know machines - and we also know how to protect them," he says. "This is why we consider security in developing our software products right from the start."

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Andreas Gaetje, Group CISO at Körber

However, AI is about more than just preventing attacks; it is also about detecting and actively fighting them. Extended Detection and Response (XDR) systems learn automatically, for example, to block malware or recognize suspicious device behavior. Körber's own Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Porto, Portugal, demonstrates XDR in action.

Defense by attack

Unlike traditional security measures, the CDC responds to attacks, monitors and analyzes attacks on other networks, and draws appropriate conclusions. Could hackers use the same approach in our organization? Are there similar vulnerabilities? Körber constantly has its infrastructures and systems attacked in penetration tests - sometimes by specially commissioned hackers. The CDC also follows up on successful attacks: Were the attackers active elsewhere in the network? Have they installed backdoors there?

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides hackers with new opportunities to attack companies. But it also helps companies to protect themselves against these attacks better.

"In the end, it comes down to a kind of competition: AI versus AI," Gaetje says. And humans who understand how it works. To stay ahead in this competition, Körber doesn't just want to rely on experts; in the future, all employees will be trained to use artificial intelligence programs. Pilot projects have already been launched. Gaetje also advises customers to adopt this approach: "A successful security architecture without AI-based tools is no longer feasible. Investing now is the best preparation for digital transformation."

Insights shows the entire spectrum of Körber, what we do and how we do it: We give our view of exciting developments and trends, as well as innovations and technologies. We also highlight personalities who drive Körber forward every day with their entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas - always to the benefit of our customers. In this section, you’ll find inspiring content concerning our topic Tech.

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Why complex when it can be simple?!

Many provide individual solutions; only a few provide ecosystems. As experts in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, we at Körber rely on strategic ecosystem partnerships and offer our customers holistic solutions from a single source: everything, effortlessly, in one place.

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Körber evolves ecosystem partnership with Microsoft to create more value for customers

To help our customers become more efficient and agile in pharmaceutical production, we transformed our market-leading PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES) offering into a cloud-based solution. The partnership with Microsoft plays a key role here.

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Pioneering information security with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides hackers with new ways to attack organizations. But it also opens up opportunities for companies to better protect themselves against these attacks. Körber is, therefore, investing in AI and advising its customers to follow suit.

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Collaboration is key – the power of B2B ecosystems

At a time when new technologies and business models are rapidly entering the market, complexity increases. Interconnected solutions will allow us to realize our full potential in creating customer value.

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Inspiring the future - how Körber is driving tomorrow's technology solutions

What products will we be using tomorrow? Körber attempts to answer this question with the Future Induced Innovation (FI²) method.

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