Industry Solutions

Discover how our unique offering can support your business

Asset User

Move from owning your manufacturing assets to using them (CapEx to OpEx). Production as a Service helps you to access innovative production technology in a time where uncertainty
is a factor in every investment decision.


  • Consumer (e.g., durables, apparel, food)
  • Health care (e.g., equipment, pharmaceuticals)
  • Industrials (e.g., automotive, aerospace)
  • Information technology (e.g., hardware, chips)
  • Materials (e.g., chemicals, metals)
Machinery Producer

FlexFactory’s contribution and value-add

START Determine status quo

  • Assess flexibility of production
  • Identify manufacturers for sharing
  • Determine feasibility for external funding

PREPARE Design target picture

  • Design flexible production concept
  • Develop operating governance model
  • Design pay-per-x commercialization concept
  • Define business case and financial structure
  • Approach investors and align term sheet

IMPLEMENT Realize externally funded production

  • Set up legal structure of project company
  • Leverage implementation partners
  • Set up project management office

PaaS Assessment as your starting point

The assessment covers the following objectives:

  1. Flexible Production:
    Assess flexibility of brownfield or planned production
  2. Financial Transformation:
    Assess financial attractiveness for third-party investors​​

The PaaS assessment comprises of two perspectives​

Flexible Production

Our proprietary Flexible Production Assessment determines the degree of flexibility of your production.

Based on this assessment, we can derive specific measures to achieve the flexibility target state and enable sharing.


  • Production process flexibility (e.g., logistical flexibility)
  • Digital efficiency enabler (e.g., preventive maintenance)
  • Workforce flexibility (e.g., employee flexibility)

Financial Transformation

Our proprietary Financial Transformation Assessment indicates refinancings options for an externally funded production.

Based on this assessment, we can define project specific parameters that facilitate refinancing options and enable a tailored investor approach.


  • Industry attractiveness​ (e.g., industry outlook)
  • Stakeholder attractiveness​ (e.g., credit-worthiness purchaser)
  • Project attractiveness (e.g., customer base)

Customer Success Story

Target vision for vehicle assembly to ensure
competitiveness of VW Osnabrück


  • VW Osnabrück historically specialized in convertible and small series production with varying complexity​
  • High volatility due to multiple SOPs and EOPs of different models per year and short production cycles​
  • Old equipment and two cramped assembly lines call for new concepts in production and financing


  1. Overall Strategy:
    Verified positioning and differentiation as a small series production manufacturer​
  2. Flexible Production:
    Designed concept to build multiple models on single assembly line and redesigned plant layout to optimize material flow
  3. Financial Transformation:
    Specified alternative (external) versus conventional (internal) financing models​


  • Delivered the vision and path towards efficient handling of material flow, multiple platforms, and different engine types (ICE & BEV) on a single production line resulting in significant improvements
  • KPIs of the optimized layout:
    - Increase in assembly space by 70% (120 assembly stations)​
    - Increase in usable logistics space by 37% (25,000m²)

We want to be your production partner

The manufacturing industry is going through a period of massive transformation. Successfully mastering this period as a manufacturer requires a new mindset and approach.

Let's discuss your factory of the future

Dr. Phillipp HypkoManaging Director