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Tacton Expands Global Footprint with New Acquisition and Leadership Appointment

Stockholm, Sweden – July 11, 2017 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH and a new managerial appointment in the DACH region.

Tacton is strengthening its position in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as it pursues its internationalization strategy with a local approach to key markets. The company today announces the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH to strengthen its position in the DACH region and on the global market.

Based in Bochum, Germany, Ventacor is a Tacton partner and reseller that provides sales, consulting and implementation services for Tacton’s sales and product configuration solutions. Ventacor brings many years of experience in advanced configuration, digital transformation and CPQ as well as a profound understanding of the manufacturing market in the DACH region.

“I am excited by everything we’re doing these days to strengthen our position in the DACH region,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “Over a period of six months, we have managed to build up a team of 30 people in Karlsruhe and Bochum to support our local customers in their digital transformation journey, connecting the customer, the product and the factory.”

Daniel Kortmann from Ventacor says: “The Ventacor team is thrilled to join the Tacton family. Together with our new colleagues in Karlsruhe, Chicago and Stockholm, we form a strong team to be reckoned with, one that offers a market-leading CPQ solution combined with deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry.”

In addition to the acquisition of Ventacor, the company today announces the successful completion of its rebranding process for Lumo Graphics GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, following Tacton’s acquisition of the company in November 2016. The company is now fully integrated and will continue under the name Tacton Systems GmbH.

To mark this occasion and ensure a smooth transition, Tacton is appointing Ewa Johansson as Managing Director DACH. Johansson previously held a sales manager position at Tacton’s Swedish headquarters. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership to her new role, as well as experience in global B2B sales and marketing. Johansson has also managed divisions of Swedish companies in Germany and will now be based out of Karlsruhe, Germany.

“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,” says Johansson. “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.”

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced product configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to configure, design and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa and Caterpillar Propulsion.
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