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Tackling the digital transformation

Securing the way to the digital transformation of the process industry and profit from its benefits

With Siemens as your partner, the digital transformation of your fiber processing company is easier than you might think – with many benefits for you. Maximize your workflow efficiency and boost the quality of your products.

Hannover Messe 2018, Hall 9, Booth D35, April 23, 2018

Hannover Messe 2018 – Digital Enterprise – implement now

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What does IoT mean for the fiber industry?

The need for digitalization in the fiber industry

Today the global industrial landscape is in full transformation, and it's giving companies unusual latitude to influence future industry structures. The industrial renewal can only happen if companies are prepared to unleash global opportunities for value creation through digitalization, advances in automation, big data, and the Internet of Things – together with Siemens.

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The road to digitalization

How fit is your company for digitalization?

Siemens provides you with the possibility to compare your progress on the road to digitalization with your competitors.
We provide various levels of consultancy to support you in getting started with digitalization now!

1. Discussion & Assessment

Understanding your needs, challenges and pain points is the first step towards digitalization.
We offer you in-depth discussions and assess the digital maturity of your value chain.

2. Generating business ideas

The next step is to define a strategy.
Therefore we generate business ideas and develop target-oriented initiatives to set a global timeline for your digital transformation.

3. Start your digital transformation

Now you are ready to start your digital transformation.
We help you with the detailed planning of project budgets and the technical specifications for solutions and use cases.

Digital Fiber Initiative

Siemens and VTT: Building on a new digital ecosystem

Digitalization and innovation are our passion. We at Siemens are your forward-thinking partner for digitalizing the industry and  developing new technologies. To help digitalization grow more and to revolutionize the fiber industry, Siemens has formed many collaborations with a variety of processing companies like VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.


Starting the dialogue: Siemens and VTT to develop digital forest industry for a green future

As the forest industry changes, new types of processes are required. New types of fiber, biomass processing, and recycling are bringing new challenges to conventional processes. With the recently formed collaboration between VTT and Siemens, the digital forest industry and the fiber processing industry can expect a huge boost in the future. VTT's expertise in the forest industry combined with the innovative technology solutions from Siemens help ecosystem development reach a new level. By creating Bioruukkii, a pilot testing environment for research, the development and commercialization of our innovations will be realized in an agile manner. By offering its COMOS lifecycle software and the MindSphere connection, Siemens is providing IoT standards and information technology for this high-tech development environment.


Learn more about the digital fiber initiative by VTT and Siemens


Siemens technologies: COMOS and MindSphere

Siemens will provide technology solutions to the collaboration project, including COMOS process lifecycle management software and the open MindSphere IoT solution. In addition, Siemens will act as an international sales channel for solutions developed in the project. The COMOS lifecycle management software makes it possible to speed up the design process and increase and optimize process efficiency throughout the lifecycle in order to improve competitiveness.

The MindSphere IoT operating system allows data to be transferred between the process model and the actual process. The process model is a virtual copy of the actual process, a digital twin that optimizes, simulates, and utilizes process design data throughout its lifecycle. Data are typically owned by the process owner – the end customer – who also decides on sharing the data with other operators. As a fully open IoT solution, MindSphere is an easy-to-use platform for ecosystems capable of developing digital services, applications, and new business models.

The digital economy is outcome economy where results or value are sold instead of products and services, and this will inevitably change the prevailing business models.

Applikationen für MindSphere

Applications to reveal insights and realize the value of your data

Siemens MindApps and applications from partners open up new possibilities to realize the value of your IoT data. Industry-focused applications help bring transparency and fidelity to your products and processes. Develop dedicated applications for your business or customer and drive analytics and insights throughout the value stream.

Cybersecurity matters

Comprehensive cyber protection – throughout the entire lifecycle

Siemens helps its customers take advantage of technology advances while simultaneously minimizing exposure to risk in areas like cybersecurity. An optimal security solution can only be implemented if it's continuously updated to recognize new threats. Siemens addresses security issues both for the company internally and for its customers.


Minimizing risk in the area of cybersecurity means using comprehensive security mechanisms and integrating security activities into the entire lifecycle. Security considerations need to be taken into account during development and engineering as well as service and operational activities. With the concept “defense in depth,” Siemens provides comprehensive security mechanisms that unite physical security, network security, and system and software integrity.

Our solutions help ensure your success in the fiber industry – worldwide

Whether you're implementing our solutions in new plants or performing a migration during your ongoing operations: Our solutions enable more efficient and more intelligent production throughout the world. In our references, you can learn about our comprehensive fiber industry expertise and customized solutions.