TRUMPF'S acquisition of Lantec should pay dividends for fabricators everywhereClick image to enlargeTRUMPF has acquired Spanish software house Lantek to improve it’s offerings for software in sheet metal processing.

"TRUMPF is opening up to customers' production ecosystems with this acquisition," says Thomas Schneider, managing director of machine tool development at TRUMPF. "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, TRUMPF’s deal with Lantek is another step towards process optimization and connectivity for the sheet metal production of the future.

“Lantek has been the leading 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 independency between machine tool builders,” says  Alberto López de Biñaspre, CEO of Lantek, adding that the deal enables both companies to combine competencies and develop software for the future of sheet metal production in an even more open and customer-oriented way.

No financial details of the transaction have been disclosed.

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