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Advantages of Virtual Fort Knox

VFK adds value for manufacturing companies, mechanical engineers and software providers

For manufacturing companies

Virtual Fort Knox offers manufacturing companies an IT -Basement that is secure , efficient and scalable. Companies are provided with easy access to Industry 4.0 software solutions which are independent of manufacturers, in order to make advances in the digitalization and optimization of their production processes. Services can be installed on the platform within minutes and companies can permanently reduce their IT costs. 


Further advantages: 

  • Federal platform
  • Independent of manufacturers, no vendor lock-in
  • Opex instead of Capex, pay-per-use payment system
  • Efficient and quick rollouts
  • Vertical and horizontal integration
  • Networked services and applications
  • Lifecycle support for cyber-physical products
  • Highest level of data and business security
  • Operated in accordance with German data protection law in Germany

For software providers and mechanical engineers

  • Access to new Industry 4.0 business models
  • Integration of the VFK platform in individual product architecture
  • Scalable distribution channel
  • Creation of new customer segment, cross- selling
  • High visibility in marketplace
  • Cloud infrastructure that is easy to configure
  • Access to innovative solutions through cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute
  • Completely automatic invoicing and accounts receivable management
  • Big Data for process optimisation