eCl@ss is the language for industry 4.0. As the leading standard for electronic data-exchange, eCl@ss describes products and services unambiguously across all industries. Providing more than 41,000 classes and 17,000 properties, eCl@ss is established on national and international markets. The continuous development of the standard is based on ISO norms. In this manner, eCl@ss shows its potential in consensual semantics and enables industry 4.0
The eCl@ss association is contact for all questions on the standard, administrates its members and coordinates the activities in between the different committees of the association. eCl@ss was founded in the year 2000 by an industrial consortium with the aim to simplify the electronic cross-industrial data exchange by provision of standardized product description. Today about 3,500 companies around the world use eCl@ss as their language in electronic data communication.