Zühlke – Empowering Ideas

Industrial Sector

The industrial sector is facing complex challenges: costs have to be reduced, sales secured and new ideas made real. Zühlke supports you in exploiting the full potential of digitalisation to create innovative, customer-centric solutions and services.

Speeding up Hardware Development

New market conditions call for innovations that are developed and launched in ever shorter cycles, with a larger software component – and in record time.

We quickly turn your ideas into products that are ready for market, in ideation workshops where we develop and test your ideas with functional prototypes and with agile, cross-functional teams of experts from the fields of electronics, mechanics, optics, software and usability who build, produce and successfully launch your mass-market products. 

Cost optimisation and the short time to market ensure you can compete against the world’s best.  

Konica Minolta wanted a fully functional device prototype to present a spectacular new device to its top management and selected international clients. Zühlke delivered on time and within budget. Learn how we walked the talk!

Connecting Products the Smart Way

In a digitised world, connected products aren’t nice-to-have – they’re a basic requirement for staying in business.

We use smart technology to make your products interconnectable with the full range of suppliers, and process the data this generates on a centralised platform.

This delivers the profound insights that lay the groundwork for Industry 4.0 use cases. Automated condition monitoring and fleet management, optimised operation processes and new services for your customers are some of the potential use cases that improve efficiency and offer compelling opportunities to differentiate your products from your competitors.

Monitoring and controlling pumps conveniently and seamlessly via app - Wilo and Zühlke make it possible. Learn how we walked the talk!

Reducing Production Costs with Value Engineering

The production of goods is one of the biggest manufacturing cost items for companies, while systems development offers the biggest potential to economise.

With our value-engineering approach, we help you develop equipment, machines, associated disposables and production facilities more cost effectively. 

By focusing on value from the start, we can cut production costs by up to 50%.

Value Engineering: How cross-skill and system-wide thinking as a strategy can effectively reduce the manufacturing costs of your product. Find out more here.

Staying Flexible with Standard Solutions Customised to Your Needs

Companies that purchase standard software and/or hardware solutions from third-party providers invariably face the issue of supplier dependency. While commercial off-the-shelf products may look like a cost-effective option, they usually lead to vendor lock-in and the loss of IP ownership.

As a full lifecycle partner, we solve this problem with a blend of standard products and custom-made solutions tailored to your specific business needs.

This gives you maximum flexibility when it comes to systemic changes, data sovereignty and development costs. 

KONUX is deploying AI-based predictive maintenance to improve the reliability of rail infrastructure. Zühlke developed the field data acquisition device. Learn how we walked the talk!

Optimising Performance and Transparency with Data-Driven Solutions

A lack of feedback from processes and devices is one of the main causes of operational inefficiency and revenue loss in the manufacturing sector. The answer is a holistic digitalisation strategy, built around interconnected, smart, machine-learning solutions that culminate in a more efficient, entirely data-driven company.

Our solutions allow you to collect and apply the data required for Industry 4.0 use cases like automation, which boosts the efficiency of the production process, resource management, quality control and customer service.

To maximise impact for our customers, we develop customised, AI solutions and install best-in-class sensor technology – for edge-data acquisition that delivers more comprehensive feedback. By eliminating data blind spots, we pave the way for operational excellence.  

Digitalparking produces parking solutions. In cooperation with the company, Zühlke develops the latest generation of parking meters - from the housing and electronics, to the web portal. Learn how we walked the talk!

Rolf Höpli
Contact person for Switzerland

Rolf Höpli

Director Business Development

Rolf Höpli is Director and Partner at the Zühlke Group. As a Machine Engineering and Computer Science graduate, he is responsible for business development in Switzerland for the industrial MEM sector. In addition to the overarching theme of digitalization, Rolf is currently focused on the transformation of the customer experience, interdisciplinary product innovation and monetization of data science use cases. Rolf is a speaker and lecturer, he passes on his experience on the topic of digitization at universities of applied sciences (ffhs and BFH) and at MEM congresses.

Zühlke Gerald Brose
Contact person for Germany

Gerald Brose

Executive Director Business Development

Gerald Brose is Director Business Development at the Zühlke Group. An Economics graduate, he is responsible for business development in Germany for the industrial sector with a focus on plant and mechanical engineering. Before joining Zühlke, he worked as a consultant and key account manager in IT outsourcing. In addition to the overarching theme of digitalisation, Gerald is currently focused on IP ownership in product innovation, monetisation of data science use cases, and customer experience.

Brewster Barclay
Contact person for United Kingdom

Brewster Barclay

Business Development Director

Brewster Barclay has a long history developing and selling innovative software and hardware solutions in the electronics and Internet industries, including running a start-up for 6 years. He is dedicated to helping customers create innovative solutions in healthcare and has shown this outside of his Zühlke responsibilities in his frequent mentoring of e-health and medtech startups.

Andreas Pfleger
Contact person for Austria

Andreas Pfleger

Business Development Manager

Andreas Pfleger is Business Development Manager at Zühlke. After a view exiting years in the manufacturing area, he changed to the IT sector. As a senior project manager he was responsible for mainly sofware development projects. For more than 8 years he specialises in solution-orientated business development in manufacturing and the machine building industry. He has a passion for the industrial digital transformation.

Zuhlke - Peter Haarmark
Contact person for Singapore

Peter Haarmark

Insurance Practice Lead, Business Development Manager

Leading Insurance at Zühlke Singapore, Peter Haarmark has over 15 years of experience working in cross-functional roles in tech start- ups and global companies. Before joining Zühlke, Peter worked for a large Danish insurer in Europe and also created the commercial insurance offering for a leading cloud- based corporate services provider in Singapore. Peter holds the General Insurance License from Singapore College of Insurance.