Branch: Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Automation, Connection Technology
Headquarters: Blomberg (NRW)


  • The templates developed by cimt enable Phoenix to significantly shorten development cycles.
  • Product updates could be accelerated from weekly deliveries to daily deliveries.
  • System stability was improved through monitoring and short response time to adjustments.

Technologies used

  • Oracle
  • Kafka
  • Java
  • Docker
  • Data Vault 2.0

PHOENIX CONTACT – Integration projects with Talend 

Phoenix Contact is the global market leader for components, systems and solutions in the field of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs around 17,100 people worldwide and generated sales of 2.4 billion euros in 2020. Its headquarters are in Blomberg, Westphalia. The Phoenix Contact Group includes fifteen German and four international companies as well as 55 sales companies around the world. Internationally, Phoenix Contact is present in more than 100 countries.

Central integration platform for group-wide requirements

PHOENIX CONTACT uses many applications for different requirements. These include systems from the domains of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Intelligence (BI) or the web environment.

Integration & Enterprise Architecture, as an independent team for PHOENIX CONTACT and global office for interface and integration developments, needed a platform to meet all requirements and requestors.

This standard was established with Talend Data Integration. The large number of systems and requirement providers resulted in a large number of heterogeneous projects, which could nevertheless be implemented in one standard with the help of Talend. Projects such as the provision of data for local systems in different sales companies, but also a central application for the creation of customer-specific price lists on demand or the supply of data for the web shop in the cloud are examples that were developed based on this standard.

Why Talend? 

In the meantime, a large number of different interfaces have been developed and made productive. I continue to be very happy about the implementation as well as excited about further developments and application scenarios.
Michael Leder – Talend Developer and Administrator

PHOENIX CONTACT, with its many and partly autonomously operating subsidiaries, has a high demand for versatile data integration. With a central ERP system (SAP) as well as third-party systems in numerous subsidiaries, Talend with its extensive connectors is perfectly suited to represent the need for integration as middleware. The visual representation of ETL jobs makes it easy for many developers and power users to use the platform. It is intuitive to get started and thus allows for quick added value. PHOENIX CONTACT was thus also able to enable its own employees to implement complex requirements more quickly and efficiently.

Why cimt ag? 

"Together we have been working successfully with cimt ag on many projects for over eight years now. Together we have not only been able to optimise the use of Talend, but also to bring it to a level where Talend can be seen as an integral part of our eco-system. At the same time, we are pleased that we harmonise with our cimt colleagues not only professionally, but also on a personal level."
Testimonial by David Claes
David Claes
Integration & Enterprise Architecture – PHOENIX CONTACT

Growing collaboration

In addition to the know-how for Talend, cimt brings exactly the competences that are needed for the technology stack. In the meantime, a large number of interfaces have been created during the period of cooperation. But even beyond interfaces, be it the establishment of container orchestration or conceptual, methodological and technological support for Data Vault 2.0, one could always rely on cimt.

Thanks to our long-standing partnerships and experience with Talend and SAP, we were able to implement the technological requirements smoothly and economically. Starting from data integration to the implementation of extensive processes, cimt offers innovative solutions,” adds Christian Kreutzmann, founder and board member of cimt.

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