Software Market Open Mind acquires majority stake in MES manufacturer Hummingbird
Software developer Open Mind Technologies and Hummingbird Systems have been cooperating since 2020 — now the manufacturer of the Hypermill CAD/CAM suite has acquired a 51 percent stake in the MES manufacturer.
With the acquisition of a majority stake in Hummingbird, Open Mind is strengthening its portfolio for networked, digitised manufacturing processes. As part of the previous collaboration, the CAD/CAM system has already been integrated into the Manufacturing Execution System. The participation enables users to better network, control, automate and optimise processes throughout the production process. The Hummingbird MES system remains open for the integration of other CAM systems.
“Transparency and a continuous flow of processes and information are the essential factors for future-oriented production. We expect demand to increase because requirements will continue to grow and many companies have not yet implemented an MES system,” explains Volker Nesenhöner, CEO at Open Mind Technologies. “Hummingbird is an excellent fit for us because it was developed specifically for the tool and die and mechanical engineering sectors. We are convinced of the Hummingbird technology. The company pursues the same innovative ideas as we do with our products. With the MES solution, we can expand our product portfolio and at the same time take a decisive step further by helping to shape the entire process. By integrating one of the leading CAM solutions into an agile MES system, we are making users fit for the future.”