assemblean is an automation and production technology company emerging from years of research in the field of decentralized production control. Xiaojun Yang and Alexander Pöhler investigated the question of how to increase the utilization of production facilities. It became apparent that many production capacities remain unused. During this research at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the university of Paderborn, we developed a decentralized production control system, with which existing production systems can be equipped. These control systems then communicate with each other in order to subsequently take over production control automatically. This leads to significant improvements in production processes. In addition, the production control systems identify free capacities automatically. assemblean wants to use these capacities and make them available to other companies. For this purpose, a Production-as-a-Service platform was also developed.
With this on-demand production platform products can be built completely digitally. The wide range of production processes and services enables us to offer to handle the entire supply chain of the products, from purchasing raw material and standard parts to manufacturing, assembly and shipping.
assemblean has received a grant of 565.000 €. This has been used to develop both products, the decentralized production control and the production platform, until we founded assemblean GmbH in march of this year. Xiaojun Yang and Alexander Pöhler co-founded assemblean. Our startup has grown into an eight-person team. Four full-time employees and four student assistants contribute expertise from the fields of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and IT. Both founders have already gained start-up experience through starting and building up an e-commerce GmbH operating throughout Europe.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringcontrol systems
- social sciencessociologyindustrial relationsautomation
- social scienceseconomics and businessbusiness and managementcommercee-commerce
- engineering and technologymechanical engineering
- HORIZON.3.2 - European innovation ecosystems Main Programme