Friedhelm Loh Group

Globally successful

Throughout the world, the Friedhelm Loh Group develops and manufactures innovative products and system solutions for industry, IT, trade and commerce. As inventors, developers and skilled producers, the Group’s powerful, customer-centric and future-focused companies rank among among the top addresses in their fields.

Global players rooted in central Hesse, Germany

The companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group optimise and industrialise their customers’ value chains in industry and IT. They include Rittal, the world’s leading supplier of enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, along with Eplan, Europe’s number one provider of software solutions for machine and plant engineering and enclosure manufacturing, and agile startup German Edge Cloud using edge cloud solutions to ensure data sovereignty throughout the supply chain and develop real-time AI applications for industry and other segments. The portfolio is rounded out by seamless manufacturing expertise with the materials steel, aluminium and plastic at Stahlo and LKH.

Innovation leaders: Spot the future before it happens

Industry 4.0 has long been more than just a vision for this group of companies. It is the driving force and pioneer of this industrial revolution. Haiger is home to the world’s most cutting-edge production facilities for small and compact enclosures based on Industry 4.0 standards. Here, Rittal produces more than 9,200 enclosures a day for use in over 90 percent of all industries worldwide.

With a workforce of 12,100 and 12 production sites worldwide, the family-owned business promotes future business segments in areas such as edge and cloud computing. The Group’s solutions are pioneers in Gaia-X, the pan-European digital project, and represent the voice of small and medium-sized businesses. The Group was awarded the Innovation Champions Award in 2002 for Oncite, the first AI-based edge cloud data centre with real-time capabilities, clearly demonstrating its commitment to shaping the future.

Meet the other companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group:

EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. The company develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. Both standardised as well as customised interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensure data consistency along the whole value chain. EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group.

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Processing steel straight from the line. As one of the largest independent steel service centres in Germany, Stahlo offers a complete, high-end steel service.

Perfect solutions in plastic.
Innovative plastic product solutions, from project management to component and process validation.

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes – from the initial concept through to engineering, production and services.

CIDEON is a system integrator and process consultant and thereby knows and understands the challenges faced by companies in digital transformation. CIDEON's innovative solutions ensure continuous data flow along process chains making data accessible and cost-effective throughout the company. In this way, CIDEON's customers can fully exploit the potential of digitalization to benefit themselves and their clients.

CIDEON uses the latest CAD/CAM and PDM/PLM software solutions as well as self-developed inhouse software. CIDEON is an Autodesk Platinum Partner for German speaking locations, an SAP Platinum Build Partner as well as a software partner to Dassault Systèmes and PROCAD.

CIDEON employs more than 300 staff at 13 locations in Germany and Austria and is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

CIDEON – engineering digitized.

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German Edge Cloud (GEC) specialises in innovative edge and cloud solutions. GEC's solutions make data available in networked environments quickly, easily and securely, support process optimisation, for example in the manufacturing industry, via data analytics and guarantee the customer full data sovereignty in the connection to the public or private cloud. GEC is a developer and service integrator for turnkey solutions and offers both proprietary and industry-specific systems. The company belongs to the Friedhelm Loh Group and already uses its solutions in the Industry 4.0 plant of its sister company Rittal in Haiger.

Intelligent solutions for a powerful group. Loh Services and the Friedhelm Loh Foundation provide central corporate services on behalf of the Friedhelm Loh Group.