Kontron AIS: Shared IIoT and automation competence – LUCOM GmbH takeover by Kontron AIS
Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), offers industrial software for cross-industry automation solutions through its subsidiary Kontron AIS GmbH. With effect from September 1st, 2022, Kontron AIS GmbH has taken over LUCOM GmbH to strengthen its portfolio as an IIoT solution provider for industrial software and industrial automation. On September 1st, 2022, the sale of LUCOM GmbH by the exceet Group SCA to Kontron AIS GmbH, a subsidiary of Kontron AG, was officially confirmed. The agreed purchase price amounts to EUR 5 million and includes 100% of the shares and all 22 employees of the company headquartered in Fürth.
For Kontron AIS, the acquisition of LUCOM GmbH is an important strategic step in portfolio expansion and positioning towards becoming an all-in-one IIoT solution provider for industrial software and industrial automation. Michael Jacob, managing director of Kontron AIS (on the right in the photo): "We are looking forward to increasing our footprint in the area of digitalizing smart factories of tomorrow with LUCOM. The product and technology portfolio does not only fit perfectly into our strategic orientation, it also opens up new industries and strengthens synergies with Kontron's existing hardware components. The combination of LUCOM hardware and software solutions with our know-how in industrial software will have a significant impact on being able to support the customers of both companies even better with their challenges relating to Industry 4.0 and digitalization in the future. Having the highly qualified LUCOM team behind us allows us to look forward to future cooperation at eye level with pleasure and confidence."
LUCOM GmbH has been involved in industrial automation technology for 31 years and specializes in mobile data communication. Jens Hilgner, managing director of LUCOM GmbH (on the left): "Following the takeover by Kontron AIS, we have gained a powerful and broad-based partner on the industrial market that will support LUCOM on its further growth path. Kontron, in turn, benefits from our long-standing industry know-how and our comprehensive expertise, especially in the areas of connectivity and VPN services. Potential can now be used together and expanded for the future. What lies particularly close to my heart: our existing customer and supplier relationships are maintained and all LUCOM employees are guaranteed a secure perspective."
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT) and offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications.
About Kontron AIS GmbH
Kontron AIS sets the benchmark in industrial software. For more than 30 years and with 190 employees equipment manufacturers as well as factories have been supported with solututions to break new ground in automation and thereby substantially reduce costs. Together with the customers, Kontron AIS develop concepts for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 worldwide, helping to implement intelligent digitization strategies successfully.
As part of the Kontron AG, Kontron AIS offer integrated concepts for control & IoT hardware as well as project management, service and support through a global network of regional centers.
About LUCOM GmbH
LUCOM develops and sells products and services related to mobile communication and remote services as well as automation and security technology, particularly for IoT projects in a wide range of industries. The product range also includes light grids for industry. LUCOM offers customer-specific hardware and software solutions in all areas.
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