We are Katulu

Digital solutions from mechanical engineering practice

Over 30 years of industry experience.
Over 100 years of software project experience.
Over 10,000 digitized machines in the field.
Over 50 countries networked.

Our mission is to make data sovereignty the key to digitalization in mechanical engineering.

We strongly believe that data and control over it is the most valuable asset in the industry. Katulu makes data privacy a competitive advantage for industry because we enable the use of AI in harmony with data privacy.

Katulu was founded with the aim of implementing digitization the RIGHT way. From numerous digitization projects, we know how valuable it is to approach the topic of data sovereignty from the customers' perspective right from the start. Especially for the use of AI in industry, there are no satisfactory solutions on the market. Katulu changes this with comprehensive industry experience, decades of technology expertise and practical AI competence.

We build real solutions for the real world.

Meet the Management Team

Anne Mareike Schlinkert

Founder & Managing Director

Anne has gained her work experience of over 16 years primarily in an IIoT pioneering industry: large-scale wind energy plants. In international roles at global manufacturing companies like Vestas Wind Systems and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, she has earned her spurs within all parts of the value chain, including supplier management, new product development and strategy development. Today, she uses her in-depth knowledge of Industrial IoT from the customers\' perspectives to help take their business to the next level. As a talented speaker, she is happy to share her insights with interested parties.

Michael Schlinkert

Founder & Managing Director

Michael has more than 18 years of experience in software and product development and as founder of several successful companies. In 2018 he started his first family business with Katulu. His vision of developing Katulu into one of the leading solution providers in the IIoT market while protecting the data ownership rights of customers is something he pursues persistent and with great passion. He combines his outstanding knowledge of Industrial IoT, cloud and product development with the ability to set up, lead and grow companies. A true entrepreneur with a strong vision and the necessary sense of reality to successfully execute it.

Emma Herrero

Head of HR

Emma has over 16 years of extensive multidisciplinary work experience in Human Resources in international non-profit and private companies. Dynamic, result- and people-oriented, she is completely absorbed by making Katulu the best place to work for all of us.

Orlando Hohmeier

Head of Engineering

Orlando ships Software projects and products since 2005; he shipped international campaigns, websites, and mobile applications for clients like Mercedes-Benz, JimBeam, or Vodafone and worked on products like DC/OS (Distributed Cloud Operating System). He led and grew teams working on web and distributed front-end, storage, and networking solutions. He deeply cares about people, enjoys great software design, strives for exceptional user experience and excellent operation.