The company cioplenu GmbH

Our common goal: Supporting employee-led processes digitally to induce simplicity, efficiency and continuous improvement.

From an idea to the foundation of a company

Daniel Grobe and Benjamin Brockmann studied together at TU Munich and also conducted research at the Fraunhofer Institute. Based on their experience in research, industry, auditing and management consulting, they developed the idea for the software solution cioplenu.

cioplenu was founded in 2016 in cooperation with the TU Munich. In addition to the Augsburg location in the Innovation Park, the software company moved into new office space in Frankfurt am Main in 2020. Customers such as Hirschvogel, Bosch, Stabilo, Trumpf and Nabertherm come from a wide range of manufacturing industries, from mechanical and plant engineering to consumer goods and automotive. Currently, more than 100k users in over 15 countries use cioplenu.

In Frankfurt and Augsburg

Digital worker guidance using digital work instructions and checklists.

Cloud-Software made in Germany

30+ employees

100k + software-users

Usage in 15+ countries

Versatile business partners

The name cioplenu

The name cioplenu is a neologism derived from the Latin word “cio” (I activate, I shake up, I move) and “plenum” (holistic, comprehensive). At cioplenu, we have the ambition to comprehensively simplify complex processes for operational employees with the intelligent provision of information, to enable high process adherence, and to activate potential for innovation and productivity by completely eliminating non-value-adding activities.

Alfons Hätscher, CFO der Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.

With cioplenu, we have found a partner that provides a strong tool in the area of process optimization to make our process documentation more efficient. In addition, the team is equipped with an extensive know-how in the area of Industry 4.0, which has vastly simplified the implementation of the solution.”

Jörg Ringmeir

Head of IT Business Services, Hirschvogel Automotive Group

Board and advisors

Alfons Hätscher, CFO der Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.

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Moritz Zimmermann

CTO SAP Hybris

Moritz Zimmermann is chief technology officer for SAP Customer Experience. In this role, he is responsible for all product innovation and development, as well as cloud deployment, covering SAP products in the areas of CRM, retail, marketing, service, and sales.

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Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich

Professor for Digital Transformation

Christian Heinrich is Professor for Digital Transformation at Quadriga University Berlin. During and after his practical doctorate, he spent several years working on various global projects in management consultancies and industrial companies.

Alfons Hätscher, CFO der Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.
Alfons Hätscher, CFO der Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Braunreuther

Professor for Mechanical and Process Engineering

Stefan Braunreuther is head of the production management department at the Fraunhofer IGCV and professor at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. As head of department, he focuses on connected production, assistance systems and company organization.

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Dr. Fabian Doemer

Managing Director Arthur D. Little Central Europe

Fabian Dömer is Managing Director of Arthur D. Little in Central Europe and Head of the Technology & Innovation Management Practice. He has 20 years of industry and consulting experience in the areas of digital transformation, IT strategy development, big data and cloud services.

Alfons Hätscher, CFO der Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.

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