Prestigious Award for AXOOM and Recognition as a 2016 Gartner “Cool Vendor”

AXOOM named as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner – German Industry Innovation Award for AXOOM and TRUMPF

Gartner Inc. is the world’s leading company for research and market analysis in the IT industry. Every single day Chief Information Officers make important investment decisions based on Gartner’s assessments of providers, products and solutions. In a new research note published April 14, 2016, Gartner evaluated technologies and solutions related to digitalization and Industry 4.0. AXOOM was also analyzed in depth and recognized as a Cool Vendor for Digitalization through Industrie 4.0 for 2016. With this distinction, Gartner annually acknowledges IT providers from around the globe who are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Vice President of Research, and Christian Titze, Research Director at Gartner Inc. noted, “Leveraging the full transformative powers of digitalization and I4.0 requires digital business skills at different levels of the organization. CIOs can engage with innovative vendors of technology solutions and services that advance market affinity, customer relationships and visualization.”

Moreover, AXOOM, together with its parent company, the TRUMPF Group, was recently awarded the German Industry Innovation Award (World’s First Innovation Award®) in the category “Industry 4.0”. This award is given to the most significant scientific, technological, entrepreneurial and intellectual innovations in German industry. This year’s jury included high-caliber experts such as the former astronaut Ulf Merbold and the winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, Professor Klaus von Klitzing. According to the jury, TRUMPF recently launched the most comprehensive and concrete solution in its sector for brining the much-cited “Industry 4.0” to the market, e.g. with AXOOM.

“We are very happy about this renowned award and to be designated a 2016 Cool Vendor,” said Florian Weigmann, Managing Director of AXOOM GmbH. “For us it is further motivation to continue collaborating with customers and partners on solutions for the future of manufacturing. With our solution we offer every organization a low risk opportunity to utilize their data to increase efficiency and improve transparency.”

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AXOOM GmbH, headquartered in the technology region of Karlsruhe, was founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group. The company employs around 100 people who see themselves as passionate shapers of the Industrial Internet of Things. With the AXOOM platform, they are developing an open operating system for the industry, which pools data from machines and provides apps for the optimal operation of these machines and the entire value chain. For the benefit of the AXOOM ecosystem: Thanks to AXOOM technology, machine builders can offer smart machines and develop digital business models. Manufacturing companies are experiencing new dimensions of transparency and productivity. App and distribution partners benefit from the marketplace potential of the platform. The experts at AXOOM with their software and mechanical engineering know-how support this ecosystem: They quickly link every machine to the platform, develop individual strategies for digital transformation and thus make AXOOM the initiator and partner of integrated Industry 4.0 solutions.