Germany and the rest of the DACH region is a key location for the manufacturing industry. Angela Merkel’s initiative for “Industrie 4.0” where manufacturing and connectivity go hand in hand is gaining momentum. And Tacton is, of course, aiming at being an important part of the coming years’ development towards digitalized manufacturing.
A local presence in DACH is a given for Tacton. And as of today, we’re happy to announce that we are strengthening it further.
The first is the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH, a long-standing partner and reseller of our products. Ventacor provides sales, consulting, and implementation services for Tacton CPQ solutions. The company brings many years’ experience within advanced configuration, digital transformation and CPQ. This vast experience will be very important for understanding the DACH manufacturing landscape when further expanding our reach and activities in the region.
Ventactor will be integrated to Tacton Systems GmbH, formerly known as Lumo Graphics GmbH. Lumo Graphics is now successfully integrated into Tacton following its acquisition in November ‘16. This makes for a team of 30 people in Germany. Located in both Bochum and Karlsruhe, the team is ready to support our existing and future customers in the DACH region.
Tacton Systems GmbH marks a new and important chapter in Tacton’s expansion. Additionally, new beginnings can offer both great potential but also great challenges. In other words, there’s a need for strong leadership to ensure Tacton’s continued success.
Ewa Johansson steps in as Managing Director DACH. Ewa has worked as a sales manager at Tacton in Stockholm for the past 3 years, following more than 20 years of industry leadership in global B2B sales and marketing. Her extensive experience of managing divisions of Swedish companies in Germany will add great value to this new era in Tacton’s history. She looks to Tacton’s German expanison with great optimism, saying:
“When I came to Tacton three years ago, we were just starting to gain a foothold in the DACH market. To see it all come together right now is amazing. We have taken a giant leap ahead and are progressing in the right direction, with exciting new customers like Wilo and our latest product release, Tacton for SAP. This market shows great potential, and I foresee a huge need for our products as digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 concept continue to gain momentum. I’m thrilled to take on the new role as managing director for our DACH operations and am excited about helping lead our journey going forward.”
It’s safe to say that many exciting things await. If you’re curious to know more, read the press release here.