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Financing the future of manufacturing

What value does digitalization offer manufacturers?

Adoption of digitalization in manufacturing – Industry 4.0 – is accelerating as pioneers demonstrate the efficiency and competitive advantages that digital transformation offers. 

Embracing digitalization to remain competitive

Digitalization is the key differentiator that will enable manufacturers to remain competitive into the future. Increasingly shorter innovation cycles mean that industrial enterprises need to shorten their development and production times to reduce time to market. This requires seamless integration of data from the value chain, which also enables improved productivity, planning and forecasting and financial stability. Financing options that go beyond classic loans are needed to adjust to unexpected developments, such as changes in market dynamics or technology leaps. Discover how businesses are embracing digitalization through smart financing to enhance their competitive capabilities.


Manufacturers across the world face the challenge of major initial investment requirements to acquire Industry 4.0 automation and digitalization technology.

Veronika Bienert, CFO, Siemens Financial Services

What you should know

  • Digitalization of manufacturing is perceived as an opportunity by 91 percent of companies in Germany. On average, German companies expect to boost productivity by over 20 percent. (source: McKinsey)
  • In order to grasp the competitive advantages of digitalization a substantial investment in new-generation automated and digital platforms is required. In Germany this poses challenges especially for small and mid-sized companies that form the backbone of the German manufacturing industry and employ over 60 percent of the total workforce.
  • At SFS, we see an increasing demand for access to different financing sources and financing options that go beyond classic loans to be able to adjust to unexpected developments. As trusted partner of manufacturing und technology companies in Germany and all over the world, we have developed a set of innovative financing tools to meet the demand of our customers and to help them overcoming the challenges of digitalization. 

Watch Veronika Bienert talk about the role of financing to overcome the challenges of digitalization

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Whitepaper: The Digitalization Productivity Bonus: Sector Insights

Finance is a core enabler of the digital revolution and key to helping manufacturers unlock the potential of digitalization.


New-generation digitalized technology is enabling manufacturers to improve performance. Find out how Industry 4.0 financing tools play a significant role in helping manufacturers to unlock the potential of digitalization. 


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