Helibronn is Mann+Hummel’s first Digital Hub in Europe and fourth overall, having already opened centres in Singapore; Shanghai, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
“Digitalisation is important for our transformation. The concept has already been proven in Singapore, Shanghai and Raleigh. We are all pleased that we can now also contribute finding the best digital solutions for challenges in filtration for customers and partners in Baden-Württemberg,” said Thomas Fischer, chairman of the Mann+Hummel Group supervisory board.
Located at the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn, the new office creates a place where Mann+Hummel will offer customer-oriented solutions, optimise workflows and provide further training for employees. The facilities on the Heilbronn education campus create an environment that promotes the development of new business models, creative thinking and digital transformation.
The filtration company says that the Digital Hubs offer the speed, agility and workflow of a start-up, with data analysts and specialists for digital projects and the Internet of Things always on site.
Charles Vaillant, chief transformation officer and chief digital officer at Mann+Hummel, said: "Our Digital Hub offices are available to all Mann+Hummel employees. For example, a colleague who is currently working on software in Singapore can help the Aftermarket team in Ludwigsburg to develop a new digital solution. That would not have been possible at all without this global collaboration."