grandcentrix chose Scanfil as a manufacturing partner for Modbus Cloud Connect IoT solution


Scanfil plc     Press release     20 April 2023 at 8 a.m.

grandcentrix chose Scanfil as a manufacturing partner for Modbus Cloud Connect IoT solution

Scanfil and grandcentrix have agreed on manufacturing and further developing the Modbus Cloud Connect IoT solution. grandcentrix is a German IoT company acquired by Vodafone in 2020. Their vision is to connect customers’ products and make the Internet of Things (IoT) affordable and accessible for anyone.

“IoT has been a buzzword for years, but the breakthrough has not been as rapid as expected,” says Global Sales Manager Andreas Bohner at Scanfil. “One major issue has been the cost of equipment and installation. grandcentrix has a plug & play (PnP) solution for this. We at Scanfil, are proud and excited about being part of commoditizing IoT”

Modbus Cloud Connect is an all-in-one product that includes Hardware, Connectivity, Self-Service-Portal and Support and is designed to connect all Modbus protocol devices to the cloud. One of the first large-scale customer for the IoT solution was an industrial air compressor company ALMiG.

“We at grandcentrix realized that the biggest obstacle for companies to utilized is the complexity of implementation. Our solution was to create an all on one standardized product with easy installation and operation”, clarifies Philipp Buhl, Head of Marketing & Channel Management at grandcentrix. “Modbus Cloud Connect has enabled ALMiG to have new digital service management and improve customer satisfaction. This all with scalable and cost efficient solution”

ALMiG uses grandcentrix Modbus Cloud Connect to connect new and legacy machines to the cloud. The aim was to connect machines to cloud analytic platforms in the simplest way possible using a low-cost connectivity solution that can support all devices.

“We had a hard time in getting together a solution with different partners for different services. Modbus Cloud Connect was the perfect answer to those challenges of the past, because all relevant building blocks are already harmonized and integrated as one product out of one hand”, explains Ralph Jeschabek, Head of Marketing at ALMiG.

The global industrial IoT has been estimated to grow more than 20% CAGR until 2030. IoT solutions have also an ESG aspect. They enable energy savings, improved uptimes and longer lifetimes. IoT is becoming a standard for industrial companies in running their manufacturing operations.

Scanfil manufactures grancentrix Modbus Cloud Connect and asset tracker devices in its Malmö and Suzhou factories.

More information:

For additional information:
Andreas Bohner
Global Sales Manager, Scanfil plc
Tel. +49 172 296 3130

Philipp Buhl
Head of Marketing & Channel Management, grandcentrix
Tel.+49 172 860 490

Ralph Jeschabek
Head of Marketing, ALMiG Kompressoren
Tel. +49 7024 9614 144

About Scanfil
Scanfil is an international manufacturing partner and system supplier for the electronics industry with over 45 years of experience in demanding manufacturing. Scanfil provides its customers with an extensive array of services, ranging from product design to product manufacturing, material procurement and logistics solutions. Vertically integrated production and a comprehensive supply chain are the foundation of Scanfil’s competitive advantages: speed, flexibility and reliability. Read more:

About grandcentrix
grandcentrix is one of the leading system integrators for Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Products. With over 200 specialists, grandcentrix offers a complete range of services from electronics and embedded software development, certifications, manufacturing of IoT products, app and backend development, connectivity, security, analytics to the operation of IoT platforms from a single source. As of 2020, grandcentrix is a 100% subsidiary of Vodafone Germany. On the one hand, grandcentrix is responsible for the implementation of individual IoT projects for Vodafone customers within the Vodafone Group and, on the other hand, grandcentrix is one of four specialized product houses for the development and provision of IoT products and end-to-end solutions for the global Vodafone organization.

About ALMiG
ALMiG stands for Automatic Air Pumps (Automatische Luftpumpen) – Made in Germany and is one of the leading system suppliers in compressed air technology. We stand for decades of experience in top products in the compressed air industry. Companies all over the world trust our customer-oriented solutions, our quality, innovation and flexibility.