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Press Release

Dürr subsidiary iTAC acquires specialist in APS software

Bietigheim-Bissingen, December 14, 2016 - Dürr-owned iTAC Software AG acquired 100% of the shares in DUALIS GmbH IT Solution with effect from December 2, 2016. Dresden-based DUALIS specializes in APS software for simulating and optimizing production processes and for detailed order planning. APS stands for Advanced Planning and Scheduling. The DUALIS software will enable iTAC to add an important element to its iTAC.IoT.Suite Industry 4.0 platform.

iTAC.IoT.Suite is a software platform for digital networking, control and big data analysis of production processes. The APS solutions from DUALIS are used by major industrial companies and SMEs. They have already been employed previously as a bought-in module in iTAC software solutions. The purchase of DUALIS with its approximately 30 employees means that iTAC can now integrate the APS technology as a standard element. iTAC has been part of the Dürr Group since the end of 2015. By acquiring iTAC, Dürr was able to greatly expand its software portfolio for Industry 4.0 as part of its “digital@DÜRR” strategy. To date, iTAC has installed its software in over 200 plants around the world, particularly in the automotive supply sector and the electrical engineering industry.

Dürr AG’s CEO Ralf W. Dieter says: “iTAC is an important component in our digital@DÜRR digitization strategy. The acquisition of DUALIS will make the iTAC.IoT.Suite Industry 4.0 platform even more attractive for our customers.”

Further information on the acquisition of DUALIS can be found in iTAC Software AG’s press release.

    The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering companies. Dürr products, systems and services provide the basis for highly efficient production processes in different industries. Business with automotive OEMs and components suppliers generates roughly 60% of its sales revenues. Other sectors which Dürr addresses include mechanical engineering, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and – following the acquisition of the HOMAG Group in October 2014 – the woodworking industry. Dürr has 92 business locations in 28 countries. With just under 15,000 employees, the Group generated sales of € 3.77 billion in 2015. The Group operates in the market via five divisions:

    • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paintshops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
    • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
    • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning equipment as well as testing and filling technology
    • Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
    • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry