Germany is Europe’s largest chemical nation; in a global comparison, the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry ranks fourth. It forms the basis of many value chains and is an important driver of innovation. This makes the industry not only one of the most important, but also one of the most vital sectors of the economy in Germany and Europe.
Around 40 chemical parks are located in Germany and operate around the clock. These are controlled with the aid of a large number of computers and sensors, resulting in a sensitive IT infrastructure that requires protection. This is because, especially in the chemical industry, incidents lead to high loss batches, which must be prevented.