Virtual Fort Knox


Secure IT platform for Germany


Virtual Fort Knox is a platform designed for manufacturing companies that offers needs-based manufacturing IT solutions. It started as a lighthouse project of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg and is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economy. The platform assists not only large-scale companies but also small and medium-sized enterprises in integrating and operating IT systems to optimize factory planning and factory operations.




  • First provider of federative Manufacturing IT-as-a-Service (MaaS) based on available cloud infrastructures
  • Provides manufacturing companies with functionalities regarding all phases of the order and product lifecycle, and therefore represents a one-stop shop for manufacturing IT
  • The cloud concept and open standards enable rapid implementation and integration of new solutions at the customer’s
  • Secure operation on the basis of national data protection laws
  • Data processing center in Germany


  • Can be used as a research platform
  • Can be used as a commercial product
  • Facilitates the implementation of IT in value-adding processes
  • Optimizes networking beyond geographical and company boundaries