CSB-System AG, based in Geilenkirchen, Germany, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Starting out as a small team of consultants for the meat industry, CSB has developed into a globally active IT enterprise for the entire process industry. Today the CSB Group employs more than 600 members of staff, generates an annual sales volume of €77m, and is one of the largest owner-managed software enterprises in Europe.

In 1975, Dr Peter Schimitzek created a software program to facilitate the implementation of guidelines for meat and meat products. Today, CSB-System AG is the leading industry IT specialist for the process industries of food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and trade. With its offering of software, hardware, services and business consulting from a single source, the company sees itself as an innovation partner that creates a competitive edge for its customer base.

The central focus of the company remains the optimisation of processes and products. The company has now deployed CSB solutions at approximately 1,200 customers in 50 countries worldwide and, in 2016, CSB was awarded the renowned ERP System of the Year Award.

In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, CSB has published a book: 2027 – A look back at the future of innovation, which can be downloaded at www.csb.de/2027.

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