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Karlsruhe/Magdeburg, December 16, 2016 The Hugo-Junkers-Preis is awarded annually by the ministry of commerce, science, and digitalization of the German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. The “CPPSprocessAssist” research project led by the German Ministry of Education and Research to which PROCAD GmbH & Co. KG is contributing as a development partner was awarded the third price in the “Most Innovative Alliance” category in the context of Industry 4.0 research.

Sachsen-Anhalt’s ministry of commerce, science, and digitalization has been recognizing groundbreaking innovations in science, industry, and trade with the Hugo-Junkers-Preis for 25 years now. And this year, it was once again looking for clever products, services, business models, and alliances.

The “CPPSprocessAssist” research project led by the German Ministry of Education and Research received the award for “Most Innovative Alliance”. The research consortium consists of the Magdeburg-based Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, GESA Automation GmbH, PROCAD GmbH & Co. KG and Fasihi GmbH as development partners, and CeH4 technologies GmbH, IPT Gesellschaft für Innovative Particle mbH, Mitteldeutsches Bitumenwerk GmbH and ROBETA-Holz OHG as application partners.

The research project received two million euros in funding and aims to improve equipment availability in the process industry. The research is intended to

  • drastically reduce unplanned downtime due to technical problems.
  • improve equipment availability.
  • automatically document maintenance and repair work.

This will give manufacturing companies in the chemical, energy, natural gas and refinery industries predictive maintenance capabilities that allow them to ensure reliable operations.

For more information on the project go to:

(German only)




PROCAD GmbH & Co. KG is a German company specializing in product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) and document management (DMS) solutions. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Karlsruhe and has more than 100 employees. PROCAD strives to work closely with its customers to make life easier for engineers (developers and project engineers). Today, more than 900 companies, most of them coming from the engineering industry, the capital goods industry, and the utilities sector, rely on the solutions of the owner-operated software company. The product portfolio includes PRO.FILE, a PDM and DMS solution for the management of all data and documents throughout the product life cycle, PRO.CEED, a solution for the management and automation of seamless PLM processes, and PROOM, a collaboration solution for the secure exchange of data in development projects both inside and outside the company.