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HOMAG and 3Tec agree strategic partnership: Focus on customers

Schopfloch/Herford, March 18, 2020. HOMAG Group AG and 3Tec automation GmbH & Co. KG have signed a cooperation agreement and intend to work closely together in future. The aim is to achieve optimum software integration of machines from different manufacturers.

"It happens time and again that our machines and plants have to be linked with machines from other manufacturers", explains Wolfgang Augsten, Executive Vice President of the HOMAG Group. "This may be the case for a customer's existing machinery or for new projects. When it comes to this integration as part of a higher-level production control system, 3Tec can provide us with effective support in order to achieve the best possible result for the customer".

"It is precisely this know-how that we have built up over many years and have a great deal of experience in linking machines from different manufacturers in terms of production technology," emphasizes Arno Sturm, Managing Partner of 3Tec.

The HOMAG Group is the world's leading supplier of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops. The HOMAG Group offers its customer’s solutions for digitized production, based on digital data continuity from point of sale through the entire production process, combined with a comprehensive software suite.

3Tec is a leader in the development of software solutions in the field of production control systems (MES). Using the latest software technologies, 3Tec continues to develop production control systems to optimize the automation processes of industrial production - especially in the kitchen and office furniture industry.

Company Background

3Tec automation

3Tec has been supplying furniture manufacturers with innovative production control technology since 1997. Leading furniture manufacturers in Europe, North America, Brazil, Russia, Australia and subsidiaries in China work together with the 80 engineers at 3Tec. The focus is on automated mass production in batch size 1. In addition to the knowledge of production control engineering (MES), this also includes the process control level, which is essential for automation. Thanks to the real-time controlled systems from 3Tec, high automation at low unit labor costs are clear competitive advantages for furniture manufacturers.

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