The VTU engineering group and automation specialist T&G are cooperating on creating optimal cybersecurity in production facilities and infrastructure.
The VTU Group and T&G announce a cooperation in the field of cybersecurity for production facilities and infrastructure. VTU develops and plans process systems for industry and offers end-to-end HW and SW engineering from MES level through to PCS level and automation to actuator-sensor level in the area of automation. T&G specialises in cross-industry solutions and concepts in the field of automation, digitalisation, FactoryIT and cybersecurity for machine/plant builders and manufacturing companies. Together, the two companies can already take the cybersecurity into account in the planning and development stage of production facilities and therefore give their customers the "security" they need to go down the path towards Industry 4.0.
The two cooperation partners have already carried out the first joint project for an infrastructure service provider operating throughout Europe in the form of the implementation of NIS guidelines and IEC 62443 with connection to IT.
Herbert Andert, Division Manager Automation & Industrial Digitalisation at VTU, sees a lot of potential in this cooperation:
T&G is the ideal partner for us in cybersecurity because T&G also comes from the automation industry, so they have a broad understanding of our customers and their needs. With T&G, we have now found the "independent partner" that makes sense from a security point of view, as a cybersecurity concept should always be reviewed by someone from the outside.
Armin Taschek, Head of Business Development Digitalisation & Automation at T&G, is very satisfied with the cooperation:
In VTU we have a partner with enormous reach and expertise, where we also complement each other perfectly in the area of OT cybersecurity. With the number of cyber attacks on the rise, it is extremely important to take the right cybersecurity measures, especially at automation level. Through this cooperation, our customers can ensure plant availability, increase delivery reliability and boost customer confidence – without sacrificing the benefits of digitalisation!
The VTU group develops and plans process systems engineering for industry. The range of services reaches from plant optimisation to general planning of large investments. The focus is on the sectors of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemistry. Customers include renowned corporations such as Novartis, Evonik or Boehringer Ingelheim. The company was founded in Graz in 1990. Currently around 900 employees are working on projects all over the world. The 28 sites are spread across six European countries – Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Romania. VTU received the "Austria's Leading Companies" award in 2019. Further information at www.vtu.com
T&G Automation has been serving companies in the fields of automation, technology, factory IT, digitalisation and cybersecurity since 1995. It supports manufacturing companies, infrastructure operators, as well as machine/plant manufacturers and electronics developers with an extensive portfolio of hardware, software and "brainware". The range of solutions covers everything from simple all-in-one control solutions to sophisticated digitisation and MES concepts. T&G is the "one-stop shop" for secure digitalisation and automation. Customers in the entire DACH region are served from three locations in Austria and Germany. Further information at www.tug.at