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We are United Manufacturing Hub

Our mission is to build the best open-source tool to take factories to the future. And we are just getting started.

Founding year
Customer sites
Community members

From tech incubator to leading industrial data operations platform

The starting point

Jeremy was tasked to implement various Industry 4.0 solutions in the model factory of McKinsey & Company and RWTH Aachen University, but experienced many challenges firsthand.


Developing the machine sensor retrofitting kit

During this work Jeremy recognized that many manufacturers did not have access to standard interfaces of their machines. So we developed a retrofitting kit to obtain data via external sensors and enable Digital Performance Management.


Alex is joining the System Integrator

To support in one-time projects, Alex joins Jeremy to build a system integrator, where they develop the predecessor of UMH to enable their projects.


Starting a product company & teaming up with Christian

As we realized how immature many manufacturing solutions are, we wanted to move away from services and focus on creating a product that enables professionals to digitize their shop floor. We brought in MBA graduate Christian, with this his strong business skills and effective communication abilities, to help us execute our vision.


United Manufacturing Hub is born

Together we founded United Manufacturing Hub, open-sourcing the project and building the first ever Open-Source community in manufacturing.


Global community and growing team

UMH grows to 11 employees, with global stack deployment and a diverse community supporting the mission.


Management Console launch

Introduction of the Management Console, a user-friendly interface for monitoring and managing the UMH platform.


Successful seed round

We closed our seed round with Freigeist onboard to improve our product faster and scale all other business functions along the way.


To the moon

Remain committed to improving the Unified Namespace architecture and bring innovation to the manufacturing plants.

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Ongoing mission

Meet the founders

Operations and Sales

Alexander Krüger

Product and Community

Jeremy Theocharis

Finance and Marketing

Christian Proch


Senior Advisors

Frank Thelen

Founder and Investor at Freigeist and 10xDNA

Dr. Dennis Kuesters

Founding Partner at DnA Ventures

Hannes Schwaderer

Ex Germany-CEO, Intel

UMH in press

How an open-source tool is establishing itself in Industrial IoT?

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Why we need open manufacturing and what that would mean for you

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Start-up-Hoffnung von Investor 
Frank Thelen

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