Optimize fine and specialty chemical industries with digitalized production processes 

Transparent and flexible batch processes with Digital Enterprise

Optimal plant performance, continuous transparency, tailored quality, short development and set-up times – batch production of fine and specialty chemical products require a tremendous degree of flexibility. Benefit from the digital transformation to increase productivity, improve flexibility and the utilization of assets, raw materials, data and processes. Reduce your set-up and downtimes, and accelerate time-to-market for new products and processes.

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Digital solutions für speciality chemicals 

The focal point of innovation has changed, and most recently manufacturing innovation is directed toward implementing digital systems and solutions. Integrated manufacturing operations management enables smarter manufacturing for specialty chemicals.


Intermittent production

Producing batches flexibly

Thanks to our integrated and scalable solutions for intermittent production, you have everything working to your advantage when it comes to the flexibility, process efficiency, and product quality of your batch processes. Our modular automation solutions can be flexibly applied to suit your production methods and plant size – for efficient batch production even in rapidly changing market conditions.

Flexible process. Consistent quality.

Your batch process often requires you to switch from one product or recipe to another. Every single batch must be produced precisely to required specifications and with complete documentation while upholding product quality. Our batch automation solutions ensure high management and batch control flexibility with minimal set-up times. Batch protocols and the integration of inventory and quality data into your automation system provide the required transparency along the entire supply chain – even between different plants scattered around the world. This includes complete batch tracking and quality assessment, from raw materials to the filling and packaging of end products.

Special solution

Stirred tank reactor

Complete batch tracking, documentation, and quality assessment, from raw material, to the reaction steps, all the way to the filling and packaging of end products – the requirements for a batch reactor are similar to those of continuous processes. By contrast, batch production depends on market conditions. It requires scalable solutions for extreme flexibility and modular automation. The reactor is the core component of a processing plant. Liquid substances are synthesized in the stirred tank reactor. The batch-by-batch performance of reactions requires continuous process monitoring.

Digital twin for brownfield facilities

Benefits of the digital twin

With a digital twin, information silos in the plant are broken down and you can ensure that modernization activities and maintenance work are performed according to up-to-date documentation and relevant operating data. With integrated workflows, the digital twin can be kept up to date for the rest of the working life - the connection between the virtual and real production is closed.

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Digital Enterprise for process industries

Use cases

Transparency and flexibility

Operations intelligence and process monitoring secure your flexible processes for high product quality.

Our products

We offer customized products and solutions from our comprehensive portfolio for a competitive and future-oriented production in specialty and fine chemicals.

Our services

Services for the chemical industry

From plant designs and concepts to retrofits, from the development of new processes to the optimization of existing ones – with a global network of we can support you anytime and anywhere around the world. We’re here to help throughout the lifecycle of your chemical plant.

Batch automation

Batch automation

With SIMATIC BATCH, you have a powerful solution package for flexible production processes and continuous recipe automation in accordance with the S88 standard. It enables batch production with consistent, reproducible quality – and you benefit from high data transparency.



R&D and lab solutions, advanced planning and scheduling, quality management and manufacturing intelligence are part of our Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM/MES) solution for smarter production and better performance.

Weighing and batching technologies

Weighing and batching technologies

The dosing of materials must be absolutely reliable and highly precise. We offer uniform solution concepts and seamless integration into the automation system. Using standard SIMATIC components, it’s easy to adapt the weighing system to your individual requirements.

Identification systems

Identification systems

We serve you with a unique, consistent end-to-end range of identification and locating systems. Assets can be tracked, objects recognized and workflows or material flows documented with dynamic, real-time locating data.

Power supply

Power supply

An efficient power supply is a basic requirement for operating any plant. Chemical production processes can only be maintained if a constant power supply of the necessary quality is available for the automation system. 


Projects worldwide in the specialty and fine chemicals industries

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Batch processes and operations pose tremendous challenges for the chemical industry, including maximum flexibility plus extreme stability, end-to-end transparency over the entire value flow, optimal plant performance with customized quality, and ever shorter development and order management times.

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