Open software standard Expansion of software business: Trumpf enters into close partnership with Lantek
Germany — The high-tech company Trumpf acquires the software house Lantek and thus focuses on software in sheet metal processing that runs independently of the machine manufacturer.
With the acquisition of Lantek, Trumpf wants to open up to their customers' production ecosystems. The solutions comprehensively cover the sheet metal process chain, even with machines from different manufacturers.
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.
The family-owned software specialist Lantek was founded in 1986 and is headquartered 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. This includes 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 the Spanish company continues committed to neutrality and independence from all machine tool builders. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the month.