Industrie 4.0: Innovation leader iTAC affiliates with strong industrial partner Dürr AG

The leader in Internet-based communication technology for the manufacturing sector expands its strong national and international position in Industrie 4.0

Montabaur, 4 December 2015 – As of now, iTAC Software AG is part of the plant engineering and construction company Dürr AG based in Bietigheim-Bissingen in the south of Germany. iTAC, the leading provider of platform-independent MES solutions for the next generation of unit manufacturing industries, will support all Dürr’s divisions with their Industrie 4.0 activities. As well as further developing Dürr’s own EcoEMOS MES solution, iTAC will be continuing and expanding its business relations.

Dieter Meuser, founder and Chief Technology Officer of iTAC Software AG: “iTAC has both - IT competence and production-technical expertise. This is what separates us from the competition. Dürr is a strong partner and ideal for iTAC. With Dürr’s financial power and worldwide presence we will strengthen our position in Industrie 4.0 even further."

Peter Bollinger, Chief Executive Officer of iTAC: “Within the next five years we want to be a new, strategically important pillar for Dürr’s future planning and continual growth. There are great opportunities for expansion, especially in the Asian-Pacific market.“

From 3 December 2015 Dürr has ownership of 100% shares of iTAC Software AG with the goal of further improving and expanding Industrie 4.0 activities for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for its customers. With the standardized MES software from iTAC it is possible to collect and evaluate large data volumes from all production areas in a factory and to intelligently control machines and plants in production lines and factories using this data.

Ralf W. Dieter, Chief Executive Officer of Dürr AG: “Manufacturing Execution Systems are a growing market and the core of Industrie 4.0 because they enable the digitalization and networking of machines and plants as well as whole factories. Both are becoming more important for our customers in their decision to purchase production plants. This is why buying iTAC is the right decision at the right time.

iTAC’s will stay at its site in Montabaur and will keep and expand its staff of 90.