Kohlbecker Gesamtplan is celebrating nine decades of leading industrial architecture and digitising the industry with fresh technology.
Founder Karl Kohlbecker and his subsequent generations have dedicated themselves to the businesses, winning customers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar Landrover, Magna Steyr, and HK Motors.
Since it started production, the company has risen to be one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and more recently, it has placed more importance on moving towards a carbon neutral footprint.
Digital Twins used in manufacturing with responsible technology
Present in every manufacturing business is the need to adapt with the competition, innovate with new technology and revolutionise the way architects work. Using sustainable, responsible, and digitised practices, the Kohlbecker family have achieved this.
Brothers Matthias and Florian Kohlbecker are busy utilising technologies such as AI, VR and robotics across the company, to keep up with competition. The brothers were especially excited to work with Digital Twins - virtual representations of real-time digital counterparts, which help manufacturers spot unanticipated problems.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules of business were forced to adapt with the unexpected challenges. Kohlbecker has launched AVAT AR, a proprietary tech Platform which aims to increase project efficiency by 20%. As a “Digital Twin”, AVAT AR allows clients and project managers at Kohlbecker to virtually interface throughout the planning and management of any given construction project.
Car manufacturing technology dependent on Kohlbecker
Kohlbecker’s practices have proven to generate significant productivity increases, as well as potential cost savings.
Kohlbecker’s AVAT AR technology has been popular in large scale redevelopment projects with clients, such as car manufacturer Audi, in Asia.
“Not only was travel largely impossible due to the pandemic, it was also made unnecessary by our digital way of working,” said Florian Kohlbecker. “This made it possible to orchestrate a global team and a high-performance project without any face-to-face meetings. In the first 13 weeks of the undertaking, more than 251,000 miles of business travel were saved, thus preventing 110 tons of CO2 emissions (the equivalent of more than 115 soccer fields of forest being saved), which would have required 35,000 trees to absorb in the same period. This led to the over US$300k being saved as well.“
Florian Kohlbecker will be showcasing AVAT AR at the Expo 2020 Dubai, explaining how the technology can help in saving the planet.