Members and interested users regularly join us to develop the standard further, discuss technical challenges – and, of course, also have a pleasant time together. We believe that those who spend enjoyable hours in each other’s company also work better together.


eCl@ss information day for French companies on March 11, 2019

March 11 2019 - 10:00-15:30h

Join the digital world!  eCl@ss – Semantics for eBusiness and Industry 4.0!

Almost 20 years ago, when buzzwords like "digitization" and "Industry 4.0" had no meaning yet, the eCl@ss association was founded by 12 large international companies.

eCl@ss has developed into a large multinational and cross-industry association with active members and users, including many medium-sized companies and "hidden champions" not only from the manufacturing industry and the service sector, but also from industrial associations, research institutes and public sector organisations.

One of the secrets of the sustainable success of this standard is the interactive and transparent structure of the classification system, which can be adapted, transformed and designed to individual requirements.

The eCl@ss standard can support processes in companies along the entire supply chain. From simple product group structures, which ensure order in the company, via master data for electronic catalogues and PIM systems with clear descriptions on the basis of features, through to an extensive and dynamically expandable library of machine-readable and machine-interpretable features for smart manufacturing applications.

As part of the information day, we would like to demonstrate the use of eCl@ss with practical examples from French and international companies. You will have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of eCl@ss and make new contacts. We want to create a forum that helps eCl@ss users and interested parties to exchange their French-specific problems and ideas, pool their resources and support each other in the search for new solutions and strategies.


  • Schneider Electric
  • BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
  • Gimélec
  • Ige-XAO
  • PBS Network
  • Hardis Group SAS
  • eCl@ss office

The event is free of charge. A registration is required.

Monday March 11, 2019
10:00 - 16:00 h

Schneider Electric Art & Fact
9 rue Henri Sainte-Claire Deville
92500 Rueil Malmaison, France


French User Tag

French User Tag

Camelot & eCl@ss Workshop on January 29, 2019

What is a digital twin? How to automate standard mappings?

We are glad to invite you to the next Workshop of the AI MDM Community on the 29th January 2019.

In partnership with eCl@ss, CAMELOT, the Global Community for Artificial Intelligence in MDM, will conduct a workshop in Cologne. To enable business overarching innovations a standardized dictionary of master data not only within your own company but throughout different industries is a necessity. The workshop will focus on generation of new use cases for the AI and MDM in the context of classification, mapping of standards, digital twin and industry 4.0.

Workshop Location
IW Köln
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany

For further information and registration please contact the eClass Office.

eCl@ss Steering Committee Meeting March 13, 2019

The Steering Committee Meeting is reserved to members of the association with seat in the Steering Committee.

German Economic Institute (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft)
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany

eCl@ss General Assembly 2019 on September 18, 2019

Once a year, the Board of eCl@ss association invites to the General Assembly. In addition to formal decisions, the election and discharge of the Management Board, is also decided upon in the general orientation of the association. And last but not least, such a meeting is always an opportunity to meet colleagues again.

The General Meeting is reserved to members of the association.

German Economic Institute (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft)
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany

eCl@ss Congress in Cologne, Germany on September 18+19, 2019

Under the motto "Enable your data stream!" The 7th eCl@ss Congress will take place in Cologne, Germany on September 18+19, 2019.

The congress is one of the top events on the subject of data standards. High-caliber speakers from industry, trade and science offer thematically varied and exciting lectures on the subjects of Master Data Management and Smart Manufacturing - precisely tailored for beginners and experts.

Around 150 international participants have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of open standards, make new contacts with decision-makers from industry, trade and engineering, and find out about exciting innovations in the Industry 4.0 environment.

The evening event takes place in the unique ambience of the German Sports and Olympic Museum in Cologne's Rheinauhafen.

Further information and registration will follow shortly.

German Economic Institute (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft)
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany

Impressions of last eCl@ss Congress in September 2017

eCl@ss Steering Committee Meeting November 19, 2019

The Steering Committee Meeting is reserved to members of the association with seat in the Steering Committee.

German Economic Institute (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft)
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany

Workshop eCl@ss und Automatisierungsfunktionen am 07. Februar 2019

Klassifizierung: elektronische Brücke zur Verständigung

07. Februar 2019 - 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Für die rechnergestützte Arbeit in allen Lebensphasen eines Automatisierungssystems (Entwurf, Fertigung, Montage, Inbetriebnahme, Wartung) sind digitale Zwillinge der eingesetzten Komponenten nötig, die in Katalogen im WWW bereitliegen. Sie müssen alle relevanten technischen und ökonomischen Daten dieser Produkte enthalten, so dass diese in CAX-Systeme übernommen und in digitale Zwillinge der Gesamtanlage (z. B. BIM) integriert werden können.

Im Workshop berichten Referenten aus verschiedenen Standardisierungsgremien (eCl@ss, BIM, VDI, VDMA) über den Stand ihrer Arbeit sowie die technischen und ökonomischen Potenziale dieser neuen Technologie. Durch die Mitarbeit bei Klassifizierungsthemen in verschiedenen (branchenspezifischen) Gremien hält die eCl@ss Expert Group CAx einen Informationsaustausch der verschiedenen Beschreibungsansätze für sinnvoll. Über die klassischen Anwendungen für Beschaffung, Controlling und Vertrieb hinaus zeigt eCl@ss-ADVANCED seit dem Release 9.1 seine besondere Stärke im Einsatz im Engineering und der Fertigungsunterstützung.

Tanja Berger, Siemens AG Energy Management
Dr. Oliver Drumm, Siemens AG Process Industries, Drives
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Klaus Kabitzsch, TU Dresden
Dr. Björn Korff, AmpereSoft
Dipl. Ing. Josef Schmelter, Phoenix Contact
Karsten Spiess, Pit-Cup GmbH
Dr. Wolfgang Wilkes, FernUni Hagen

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
Raum E023
Nöthnitzer Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Anmeldung per Email an heike.engelien( at )
Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.

Thementag SAP & eCl@ss am 12. Februar 2019

Über das SAP Asset Intelligence Network können auf einer Cloud-basierten Plattform eCl@ss-Daten miteinander geteilt werden. Ein Hersteller stellt etwa die Stammdaten für ein bestimmtes Modell zur Verfügung. Kunden, die diese Maschine oder dieses Bauteil nutzen, können die Daten in ihre Systeme übernehmen und mit den bereits vorhandenen Stammdaten verbinden. Die Daten bleiben so ohne aufwändige manuelle Arbeit und Medienbrüche aktuell.

Der Thementag 'SAP & eCl@ss' richtet sich an Hersteller, Dienstleister und Anlagenbetreiber, die mehr über das Potential von SAP AIN in Verbindung mit eCl@ss erfahren möchten. Anhand von konkreten Best-Practice-Beispielen bieten wir den Austausch mit Anwendern und die Experten von SAP gehen auf konkrete Fragestellungen ein. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei in der praktischen Anwendung im betrieblichen Alltag.

Die Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei. Anmeldung erforderlich.

Dienstag, 12. Februar 2019
10:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne / Germany


SAP & eCl@ss theme day

Registration: SAP & eCl@ss theme day

Technical sessions

Technical sessions are open to all interested professionals, and are organized on the basis of individual segments. These working meetings are aimed at further development of the standard, and are called by the expert group leaders.
For participation to the technical sessions please contact the eCl@ss office.

eCl@ss theme days

The eCl@ss theme days are one-day information events, on which interested parties and beginners Exchange with experts. The aim is to examine branch-specific questions and applications from different perspectives. The emphasis is on practical application in everyday Business.

  • Partner_ATS
  • Partner_AVL
  • Partner_BBG
  • Partner_Braun
  • Partner_DeltaV
  • Partner_Lufthansa
  • Partner_mercateo
  • Partner_Nolte
  • Partner_Phoenix
  • Partner_Siemens
  • Partner_Soenecken
  • thyssenkrupp
  • yokogawa
  • wscad
  • wago
  • tradeplace
  • traceparts
  • vgkl
  • vdma
  • tesa
  • strabag
  • teleflex
  • storz
  • stibosystems
  • smithsmedical
  • staples
  • sick
  • sartorius
  • rwe
  • roesberg
  • rwth
  • reyher
  • quintilesMS
  • proficlass
  • puls
  • pirobase
  • pfmmedical
  • pbsNetwork
  • peg
  • paradine
  • pbs
  • nrw
  • nutricia
  • nilfisk
  • medtronic
  • mubea
  • mri
  • medColumbus
  • lenze
  • kpmg
  • lappkabel
  • leyboid
  • knauf
  • kaiserAkraft
  • ifm
  • johnsonAjohnson
  • InfraServ
  • ifcc
  • proactis
  • hella
  • hauni
  • hartmann
  • harting
  • han_kolb
  • gfk
  • ghx
  • gc
  • giz
  • fujitsu
  • fresenius
  • escha
  • endressAhauser
  • etim
  • epro
  • euchner
  • ekUnico
  • ekk
  • dos
  • eaton
  • efis
  • dcc
  • dkfz
  • dAts
  • conrad
  • dahlhausen
  • cook
  • clinicpartner
  • ceced
  • classIng
  • cad
  • bsn
  • berner
  • amedes
  • abb
  • amperesoft
  • agkamed
  • 3m
  • bayardconsulting
  • zuken
  • zoll
  • wulff
  • wuerth
  • vycom
  • weidmueller
  • urgo
  • tedata
  • schneider
  • schaeffler
  • sana
  • prospitalia
  • pepperlfuchs
  • pentair
  • opuscapita
  • pcschematic
  • oebb
  • novartis
  • medline
  • hollister
  • mpdigital
  • itb
  • festo
  • hager
  • eplan
  • evonik
  • emtec
  • distrelec
  • bd
  • BVBG
  • bosch
  • BASF
  • bigoh
  • dansac
  • aucotec
  • 4media
  • afim
  • arthrex
  • audi_vw
  • aequitix
  • IOTA Foundation