Episode 20

The Digitalization of Körber


May 26th, 2021

47 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 20 of the podcast (@AugmentedPod), the topic is: The Digitalization of Körber. Our guest is Daniel Szabo, CEO of Körber Digital.

In this conversation, we talk about Transforming a German industrial company through digital acquisitions and spinouts. Körber went from mechanical engineering company, to diversified manufacturer through the 1990s, to an international technology group over the past five years, with a digital arm focusing on venture building, building digital solutions and digital enablement. We discuss building new businesses that leverage "unfair advantage", accessing customers to co-develop scale commercially. Where is European industry heading? How to combine agility and scale?

After listening to this episode, check out Körber Digital as well as Daniel Szabo's social media profile:

  • Körber Digital (@koerber_digital): https://www.koerber.com/en
  • Daniel Szabo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/szabodigital/

Trond's takeaway: Körber's journey is still quite unique and also about to become typical, at least of manufacturing or engineering companies that want to survive. Embracing deep digitalization is a smart choice, but not the easiest feat to accomplish."

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 10 A Brief History of Manufacturing Software, episode 9 The Fourth Industrial Revolution post-COVID-19, or episode 4 A Renaissance in Manufacturing. Augmented--upskilling the workforce for industry 4.0 frontline operations.