About us

We shape the future of production optimization with unique software

The analysis software for automated production lines and machines based on high-frequency machine data. Adapted to your production - as Software as a Service.

Team 14
Education + School
Computer Science

What do we do?

plus10 is an AI spin-off of Fraunhofer IPA for automated manufacturing optimization based in Augsburg and Stuttgart. We offer unique AI software solutions for continuous productivity improvement of highly automated production plants for machine operators and for ex-works integration for plant manufacturers of all industries.

Why are we doing this?

Because we are convinced that a new era of production optimization has dawned. As a manufacturing company, you often have to deal with ineffective machines, downtime or errors in the production process. Up to a certain point, these problems can be solved with traditional optimization. However, optimization can go even further: Data is the key.

How do we do it?

Based on PLC data, our technology learns detailed behavior models of the machines. This enables the system itself to be optimized - continuously and automatically. To best meet the needs of our customers, we offer various products.


The founders of plus10

plus10 was founded after five years of applied research and development at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Fraunhofer IPA) in Stuttgart.

Felix Georg Müller

Felix Georg Müller has experience in the fields of production engineering, data science and business development. He specializes in time series analysis and behavioral models for machines and plants. Before founding plus10, he was Fraunhofer group leader for autonomous production optimization.

Thomas Hilzbrich

Thomas Hilzbrich is a former Fraunhofer project manager for data-driven production optimization and algorithm development. He has expertise in production IT, database systems, software engineering and machine learning.

Pablo Mayer

Pablo Mayer is an expert in automation technology, programmable logic controllers and high-frequency data acquisition at proprietary protocol level. He is a former Fraunhofer researcher for automation systems and concepts as well as machine control design.


Become a part of the team

Become part of our team. Apply now for our advertised positions directly online.

Automation technology

Intern / (m/f/d) in the field of automation technology
Automation technology
Are you enthusiastic about technology, programming and automation technology?
Augsburg, Stuttgart
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Project Management

Intern / (m/f/d) Customer Success Management for AI optimization software
Project Management
Would you like to inspire our customers with innovative AI software and help shape corresponding projects?
Augsburg, Stuttgart
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Working student (m/f/d) in the area of Customer Success Management for AI optimization software
Project Management
Would you like to inspire our customers with innovative AI software and help shape corresponding projects?
Part-time/Working Student
Augsburg, Stuttgart
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DevOps Working Student*in / Intern*in (m/f/d)
As part of our team, you help ensure that our cloud infrastructure for our Software as a Service offering is stable and secure
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Java Backend Development Working Student / Intern (m/f/d)
Develop modern web applications with Java and SQL
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Thesis on the topic of automated mapping of machine data
Automation technology meets innovation: Shape the future of industrial production!
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Thesis on the topic of AI-based optimization of injection molding machines (m/f/d)
Combine your knowledge of plastics technology with data science!
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What our customers & partners say

"ZAHORANSKY uses all three intelligent plus10 tools on fully automated plants to support fast and smooth start-ups as well as maximum productivity in our customers' everyday production. Both customers in the medical technology and consumer goods sectors are now using the situational assistance internationally!"

Dr. Bernd Stein

ZAHORANSKY AG Board of Directors for the Technology and Machinery Division

"For us, plus10-Shannon® is an answer to state-of-the-art plant and machine systems by breaking down complex and interlinked plant states into easy-to-manage fault clearance tasks for the operator in a fully automated manner. It thus represents an essential step in the simplification of modern plant systems for the operator."

Dr. Uwe Remminghorst

Vice President Production Vetter Pharma

"plus10, with its continuous learning optimization technology, offers a disruptive approach OEE increase specifically for highly automated production facilities."

Prof. Thomas Bauernhansl

Institute Director Fraunhofer IPA

"I have been following plus10 since 2020 and am convinced of the innovation and added value of AI optimization tools for highly automated, complex production facilities."

Peter Schwarzenbauer

Ex Board of Management BMW AG

"The decision to cooperate with plus10 has proven to be a promising project from day one. The solution orientation of the company is reflected in the cooperation as well as in the product Shannon® as shop floor-near tool for establishing knowledge management solutions in production. Increasing the robustness of our highly automated packaging machines is based on the successful interaction between our machines and the employees. Shannon® provides a special interface for us here."

Daniel child

Head of Packaging Inhalativa, Boehringer Ingelheim

"With plus10 and their Shannon® technology, we were able to quickly uncover significant improvement potential in our interlinked production lines. Their in-depth expertise in connecting and analyzing high-frequency machine data has been very convincing for us."

Dr. Waldemar Rotfuss

Head of Technology Platforms, Freudenberg Technology Innovation

"It's impressive how more output can be gained from fully utilized production facilities with the plus10 software tools. This means capacity expansion without high plant investments."

Daniel Stengel

Director, Kearney

"I am confident that Shannon will give us an increase in performance!"

Cedric Meyer

Global Carlsberg Excellence Senior Manager

"Our aim was to identify the technical potentials to significantly reduce manufacturing costs. The results are thus highly significant for us, as they reveal and objectively quantify the real causes of all losses."

Matthias Meissner

COO Haselmeier GmbH

"With Shannon, we were able to generate data-based transparency on all relevant machine malfunctions, including localization and prioritization, after the implementation phase. In addition, machine downtimes could be analyzed live at signal level. The plus10 team proved to be extremely competent and supportive."

Daniel Spanfellner

Smart Factory Expert, PERI

"With Shannon, the faults and messages that occurred on the complex, automated line could be detected and localized quickly and effectively. The smartwatches for the operational operators and logistics personnel were particularly valuable here."

Andreas Koellner

PLC Control Engineer, Production Process Engineering, ebm-papst St. Georgen

"With the software from plus10, we were able to benefit from detailed transparency about downtimes and process times already during the implementation phase. The signal-based root cause analysis by the Signal Viewer as well as the detailed fault analysis on station level were particularly profitable. With the help of the simulation based on the data, it was possible to define a package of measures to increase output."

Lutz Kaiser

Plant Engineer, Schwarzkopf & Henkel Production Europe GmbH & Co. KG

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