From Industry 1.0 to Digital Revolution 4.0 – our headquarters @ „Bonner Rohmühle“
Like no other building, our offices at „Bonner Rohmühle“ reflect the fundamental change that has taken place during four generations of industrial revolution.
The premises were built 1856 – 1858 and, as the German name suggests, were used as a limestone grinding facility of the former “Bonner Zementfabrik” (Bonn Cement Factory). It can therefore be classified as an industrial manufacturing site of Generation 1.0. This generation is characterised by „mechanisation through water, air, and finally steam power used for driving mills, looms, steam engines or the like“.
After an eventful history, the Bonn Cement Factory was closed down definitely in 1987 and the building was left empty.
Since its extensive revitalisation in 2004, the premises at Rohmühle have served as headquarters for HWPartners and their associated cloud investments Scopevisio and CenterDevice. Both businesses are high-tech-companies of Generation 4.0, defined as „fully automated machine-to-machine maufacturing“.