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FIT enhances its software development capability by establishing new subsidiary in Romania

Friday, May 19, 2017 by FIT West

Lupburg, Germany/Brasov, Romania, 2017-05-19 – The rapidly expanding FIT Group, a unique provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM), enhanced its capacity to develop proprietary software solutions by establishing its latest fully owned subsidiary FIT Additive S.R.L. in Brasov, Romania.

Additive manufacturing offers tremendous opportunities to improve the form and function of many products. To achieve AM’s full potential, a redesign, often as extensive as a new design concept, may be required. To provide these new AM designs cost-effectively, FIT is automating and standardizing the AM workflow. This amplifies the need to enhance our software development capabilities.

Dr. Andreas Ziegler, Ovidiu Lupu and Carl Fruth Development team MES terminal
Dr. Andreas Ziegler (Head of Research and Development at FIT AG), Ovidiu Lupu (appointed Branch Manager FIT Additive S.R.L. Brasov) and Carl Fruth (founder and CEO FIT AG) Team Germany and team Romania will join forces

 
Example of a proprietary solution for the digital
control of AM production processes: Manufacturing
Execution System (MES)

FIT is currently developing a proprietary software solution for a lot size of one. AM lot sizes can be small. Unless different parts can be combined in the same lot, it is challenging to optimize cost. So we are capacity planning to coordinate AM processes globally and in real time. This will provide the highest level of quality assurance at the lowest possible cost on an industrial scale anywhere in the world.

“Thanks to our new Romanian subsidiary, we will accelerate our software development process by more than 300%. A strategic advantage of being located in the university town of Brasov is, we have access to many highly skilled software engineers,” explains Dr. Andreas Ziegler, Head of Research and Development at FIT AG. Carl Fruth, Founder and CEO of FIT AG, adds, “As a lesser known international company, our strategy was to choose a prestigious office location in Brasov to attract top talent. This is the beginning of our long-term commitment to Romania. We are delighted to welcome Ovidiu Lupu to our team, who has proven to be a highly experienced software development manager.”

The focus for next month is to begin building our new team by hiring 10 software development engineers in Brasov and to establish strong integration and collaboration between our Romanian and German teams.


About the FIT Group:
Founded in 1995, FIT AG is a leading German provider of rapid prototyping services and additive design and manufacturing (“ADM”) via its subsidiaries FIT Prototyping GmbH and FIT Production GmbH. Group revenue in 2016 was EUR 24 million – an increase of forty per cent versus prior year. FIT employs today 250 people, most of them at the company’s headquarters in Lupburg, Germany. The FIT Group operates further subsidiaries, e.g. in Hamburg (Germany), Brasov (Romania), and Boston, MA (USA).
More information online: www.fit.technology

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Dr. Elisabeth Bauer
FIT AG
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92331 Lupburg
Germany


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