itelligence and HARTING agree to technology and development partnership

Signed at itelligence World 2018 | Heading towards networked digitalized production | Improved cost control
Philip Harting and Norbet Rotter signing the partnership at itelligence World.
Philip Harting and Norbet Rotter signing the partnership at itelligence World.
CHENNAI, India - Sept. 27, 2018 - PRLog -- India:  itelligence AG and the HARTING Technology Group announce technology and development partnership at the itelligence World IT conference in Bielefeld. Both companies are to develop an integrated RFID tracking and weighing solution for monitoring containers in Production on the basis of the HERMES Award-winning HARTING MICA® (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) Edge Computer. The SAP consulting company itelligence will be using its it.x-connect solution with the prize-winning modular industry-compatible MICA Edge Computer, which will itself be feeding data captured via RFID from locations and weighing procedures over into SAP processes.

"We employ digitalization to generate value-added for customers, relying on intelligent partnerships such as the one with itelligence AG," says Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board of the family-owned and managed HARTING Technology Group. No wonder – the HARTING claim has been 'People – Power – Partnership' for many years now. HARTING goes digital wherever it's possible and makes sense.

"We are pleased with our close partnership with HARTING – an acknowledged technology partner for digitalization solutions in the Industrial IoT environment. Through our joint efforts, we are able to offer an integrated solution for classic networked Industry 4.0 and IoT scenarios," underlines Norbert Rotter, Chairman of the Board of itelligence AG. "Our pilot project for the confectionary manufacturer Cavendish & Harvey is designed not only to provide greater transparency in production, but also improve the control of manufacturing costs."

Heading towards networked digitalized production

The project was developed at the Center for Connected Industry at the FIR, a research and teaching institution at RWTH Aachen University. The brief from Cavendish & Harvey is for tracking containers, boxes, and pallets in production automatically with sensors – a significant step towards networked, digitalized production. Things become mobile, containers "learn how to think", automatically reporting the filling level and status to the system. The whole scenario will be highly automated with SAP processes in production and extended in Warehousing with innovative solutions from HARTING (MICA® Edge Computer), itelligence (it.x-connect) and SAP (IoT Edge Gateway, SAP Leonardo, SAP Cloud and SAP S/4HANA). Seamless networked data flow is vital to the success of the value-generating digitalization and automation of logistics and manufacturing processes.

Going digital wherever it's possible and makes sense

There are barriers to the progress of digitalization. Philip Harting points to country-specific regulations in Europe, new cybersecurity laws in China and burgeoning protectionism and nationalism in global trade, saying: "These disruptive influences are encouraging us to work even more closely with our customers and partners."

HARTING is making MICA® available as the hardware platform for this joint development partnership with itelligence. This makes it a quick and easy process to complete digitalization projects for equipment and machines. Work is conducted via the HARTING – a community for IoT and Industry 4.0. The is the user community around the MICA® Open Computing Platform. partners like itelligence develop innovative concepts and solutions here, enabling companies to co-design the digitalization and networking of processes and things.

Transparency in Production, improved cost control

For an initial pilot project, itelligence developed a solution for tracking assets – such as containers, pallets and stacker and weight detection via HARTING MICA®. An existing itelligence product component was ported to MICA and extended with future-proof IoT functionality. The basis is RFID technology – but further developments may draw on other transmitter-receiver systems. The new pilot solution gives Cavendish & Harvey greater transparency in Production, improves the control of manufacturing costs and inventory control in the production process.

Under the banner of "IT meets Business – The Perfect Symbiosis!", itelligence World provides attendees with the essentials of digitalization. This IT conference, trade fair, expert workshop, and networking event all in one started at 9 a.m. at the Conference Center at itelligence AG, Königsbreede 1, in Bielefeld on 12 September.

Photo Details: Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board of HARTING Technology Group, and Norbert Rotter (right), Chairman of the Board of itelligence AG signed the new partnership at itelligence World.

About itelligence:

itelligence is a globally leading SAP consulting company that employs some 7,500 highly qualified staff in 25 countries. itelligence is an SAP Hybris Gold Partner, SAP Business Alliance Partner, SAP Global Hosting Partner, an SAP-certified supplier of cloud services and application management services, and an SAP Platinum Partner and realizes complex projects in the SAP environment around the world. The company's comprehensive services range from SAP strategy consulting, SAP license sales and SAP industry solutions developed in-house to application-management and hosting services – all of which contributed to total sales in 2017 of approximately EUR 872.2 million. The renowned German business magazine "brand eins" rated itelligence one of Germany's best management consultancy firms.


The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal, and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 44 countries. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics, and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4,600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.
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