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Lino and COFFEE Agree to Collaborate on Sale of Tacton Configurator and Software Made by Lino® Solutions

Mainz, 29 October 2015 – Configuration specialist Lino GmbH and the authorized SOLIDWORKS system and consulting firm COFFEE GmbH will collaborate in the sale of Tacton and TactonWorks configuration solutions as well as Software Made by Lino® and SOLIDWORKS products in the German mechanical engineering and plant equipment sector. Both partners anticipate additional sales and synergy effects in their core businesses and major savings potential for the business processes of joint customers.

Small and medium-sized mechanical engineering and plant equipment manufacturers are increasingly focusing on integrated solutions for design automation and product and sales configuration. This segment has recognized that significant time and cost advantages can only be realized using solutions that enable end-to-end automation of design, project planning, sales and fabrication processes.

Mainz-based configuration specialist Lino has been an authorized Tacton Business Partner since 2007, and also develops its own software for integrating the Tacton Configurator with 3D-CAD (SOLIDWORKS), PDM (SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, Keytech PLM), CRM (Salesforce), ERP (Navision, Sage Bäurer, SAP), 3D-Web applications and mobile devices under the label Software Made by Lino®.

The COFFEE portfolio covers the entire product development process – idea, design, conceptualization, mechanical and electrical drawings, simulation, technical communication, documents and data management and even the creation of prototypes for 3D printing and fabrication. For COFFEE, this collaboration with Lino opens up a previously untapped consulting segment with innovative solutions for automating its customers business processes.

“We owe our market success to firm principles, traditional values and our mission of providing our customers with the best technologies for optimum value creation. That’s why we agreed to collaborate with Lino in the sale of leading-edge configuration systems from Tacton Systems and Software Made by Lino® products,” explains Daniel Held, Managing Director of COFFEE GmbH, and added: “This also includes the easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner product Lino® 3D layout for rapidly generating perfect and meaningful 3D layout plans using SOLIDWORKS.”


About Lino GmbH

Software solutions and consulting services from Lino GmbH enable enterprises in the industrial machinery and plant equipment industries to realize end-to-end sales, project planning and product-creation processes for complex requirements with previously inconceivable time gains and savings potential. The emphasis is on technology consulting, product and sales configuration, design automation, process automation, 3D-CAD, 3D-rendering and data classification, as well as Software Made by Lino® for integrating applications from the areas of CAD, KBE, PDM, CRM, ERP, WEB and mobile devices. Lino is an authorized Tacton Sales and Service Partner, Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner and SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner.




COFFEE GmbH (with its affiliate COFFEE Solution GmbH), a partner of SOLIDWORKS, SolidCAM and 3D Systems, distributes the entire portfolio of these three brands in Germany. The company’s products and services cover the entire product creation process – idea, design, conceptualization/planning, mechanical design, simulation, electrical design, technical communication, data and document management, creation of prototypes, additive fabrication (3D printing) and production: using the full-spectrum package of COFFEE GmbH, engineers, planners and designers can leverage their innovations for enterprise success.



Author: Cristian Franzén