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Körber and Franz Ziel enable out-of-the-box integration of isolators with Werum PAS-X MES for GMP-compliant pharma manufacturing

Lüneburg/Billerbeck, Germany, 11 March 2024. Franz Ziel, a leading provider of isolators for the pharmaceutical industry, has received the certification “PAS-X MSI Plug & Produce Ready” from Körber. Franz Ziel’s isolators can now be seamlessly connected to PAS-X MES, Körber’s globally renowned Manufacturing Execution System (MES), in record time.

This certification and close collaboration facilitate the digital transformation of production processes for customers of Körber and Franz Ziel. Franz Ziel’s isolators can be fully integrated with the customer’s PAS-X MES. PAS-X MES digitally controls, monitors, and documents all processes in real time throughout the entire production cycle. As a result, customers gain a comprehensive overview of their production, including isolator data.

“We are delighted with the certification, which provides genuine value to our customers. It demonstrates our ability to integrate our isolators seamlessly and rapidly into any PAS-X infrastructure. Our customers benefit from a standardized yet flexible integration process that not only reduces project time but also ensures smooth data exchange during production,” says Klaus Brockhaus, Head of Automation and Qualification at Franz Ziel GmbH. “Over the past months, we have worked closely with Franz Ziel to advance digitalization and connectivity in pharmaceutical production for our customers within the framework of Pharma 4.0. With the ‘Ready’ certification in the PAS-X MSI Plug & Produce domain, we have now reached the next level of collaboration,” comments Lars Hornung, Senior Principal Alliances & Technology Partners Software at Körber Business Area Pharma. 

The certification is a result of the close partnership between Franz Ziel and Körber, which was announced in December 2023. Körber acquired a minority share of the Franz Ziel GmbH to deepen their collaborative partnership and expand Körber’s ecosystem with Franz Ziel’s innovative isolator technology. By linking interdisciplinary competencies and technologies within the Körber ecosystem, the individual wishes and needs of customers can be addressed even more holistically and the complexity of pharmaceutical production can be significantly reduced.

About Franz Ziel

Franz Ziel GmbH is a family-run company supported by over 250 employees at its Billerbeck site in Germany. Franz Ziel USA Inc. as subsidiary in South Carolina ensures that our products and services are also accessible in the USA. With more than 40 years of experience, constant innovations and highly motivated professionals, our customers get tailor-made, individual solutions.

We’re among the world market leaders in the production of high-tech equipment for the manufacture and processing of sterile medicines. As such, we’re closely linked with the pharmaceutical industry, a continuously growing sector with innovative and vital remedies for all of us.


Markus Hörsch
Franz Ziel GmbH
Division Manager Sales & Marketing

+49 2543 23351115

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with more than 12,000 employees at over 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, and Technologies, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

At the Körber Business Area Pharma we are delivering the difference along the pharma value chain with our unique portfolio of integrated solutions. With our software solutions we help drug manufacturers to digitize their pharmaceutical, biotech and cell & gene therapy production. The Werum PAS-X MES Suite is recognized as the world’s leading Manufacturing Execution System for pharma, biotech and cell & gene. Our Werum PAS-X Savvy Suite accelerates product commercialization with data analytics and AI solutions and uncovers hidden business value.


Dirk Ebbecke
Körber Business Area Pharma
Head of Product Marketing

+49 4131 89000

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