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23 April, 2021

The German high-tech company TRUMPF has revealed its acquisition of Lantek, a multinational pioneer in digital transformation for the sheet metal cutting and processing industry, thereby consolidating its commitment to software independent of cutting technology and manufacturers.

"With this purchase, TRUMPF is opening up to customer’s production ecosystems", says Tom Schneider, Managing Director of Machine Tool Development at TRUMPF. “Our customers' process is our focus - with Lantek, we comprehensively cover the sheet metal process chain, even with machines from different manufacturers. In this way, we are taking another big step toward efficient and connected sheet metal production and enriching the Smart Factory solution portfolio.”

After participating in the development of Umati, the open machine data interface, the development of Omlox, the open positioning standard, and the cooperation with intralogistics expert Jungheinrich on automated guided vehicles, the cooperation with Lantek is a consistent step towards process optimization and connectivity for the sheet metal production of the future.

“We are looking forward to cooperating closely with TRUMPF. Lantek has been leading the sheet metal software for 35 years thanks to its ability to bring the best manufacturing solutions to any cutting machine, and this will continue to be our goal, assuring interconnectivity and independence between machine tool builders. Our customers benefit from a close exchange in the key technologies of the future: AI, Big Data models and holistic process control. This enables us to bundle our competencies and develop software for the future of sheet metal production in an even more open and customer-oriented way in the future,” says Alberto López de Biñaspre, CEO of Lantek.

The software specialist Lantek was founded in 1986 and has its headquarters in Vitoria-Gasteiz, (Spain). The company operates worldwide with 20 locations in 14 countries. More than 220 employees develop, implement, and maintain software for sheet metal and metalworking with any cutting technologies, including CAD, CAM, MES and ERP solutions.

Lantek will continue to operate under its current name. An integration under the TRUMPF brand is not planned and Lantek continues committed to neutrality and independence from all machine tool builders, with the same equipment and the same international locations.

Both companies have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction. The transaction is expected to be closed at the end of the current month.




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