Caroline Bergmann


T-Systems and Siemens drive digitization of German industry

  • T-Systems and Siemens combine their capabilities to offer end-to-end solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
T-Systems and Siemens drive digitization of German industry.

T-Systems and Siemens drive digitization of German industry.

T-Systems and Siemens today announced a partnership to offer new end-to-end solutions that combine their respective capabilities in Information Technology (IT), Telecommunications (TC) and Operational Technology (OT). The joint solutions will cover enterprise business applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Manufacturing Engineering Systems (MES), with TC solutions helping to enable real-time interaction and collaboration and OT solutions covering shop floor-based driving engineering, production or operation processes. The new solutions can help companies leverage a full range of technologies, which have the potential to reinvent German industry, including Cloud, 5G and Edge Computing.

“We partner to drive and shape the digitalization of the German Industry. The new solutions comprising technologies such as 5G, cloud and edge computing will enhance industrial operations and processes,” said T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh.

“T-Systems and Siemens cooperate to enable German businesses to drive industrial digitalization and accelerate the development and deployment of Industrial IoT solutions,” said Jan Mrosik, Chief Operating Officer of Siemens Digital Industries.

T-Systems will engage with its leading connectivity solutions from NB-IoT via Campus Networks to 5G, its end-to-end system integration and data analytics expertise. Siemens is engaged with MindSphere®, its cloud-based, open IoT-operating system, along with shop floor automation offerings and deep expertise in vertical industrial digitalization. 

Both partners have defined a dedicated team of IoT experts in order to jointly drive customers from consulting on enterprise architecture design to implementation. The first specific use cases have been identified as Machine Health, Predictive Analytics as well as Fleet Management solutions.

Further information on the solutions and use cases will be presented at Digital X in Cologne and at SPS Drives in Nuremberg from 26 to 28 November 2019.

The background
DIGITAL X is Europe's largest cross-industry digitalization initiative. As part of this initiative, leading companies are working together with Deutsche Telekom with the common objective of fostering the digital transformation. Not only that, the initiative also brought their digital identities to life in six German regions in spring 2019. 24 companies won the regional “Digital Champions Award”. The big finale of “DIGITAL X 2019” will take place on October 29 and 30 in Cologne. You can find further information on the final event in Cologne here and at

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