Lantek will provide software to Vanad 2000 fiber laser, oxy-fuel and plasma cutting machines
Lantek, a global leader in CAD/CAM for sheet metal applications is further pursuing its policy of increasing its export market by signing a worldwide agreement with Vanad 2000, which manufactures fiber laser, oxy-fuel and plasma cutting machines at its headquarters in the Czech Republic.
Vanad has delivered well over 1000 machines through its distribution network which extends across Eastern Europe, Russia, Germany, Austria and as far as South Africa. It has a programme of continuous development and has recently added four new machines to its portfolio, the Vanad Kompakt Light plasma cutter which can cut material up to 30mm thick with plasma or 50mm with oxy-cut; the Vanad Bluester with automatic plasma 3D head; the Vanad Suprema which can cut sheets up to 12m x 3.1m and the Vanad Laser Kompakt fiber laser which offers travel speeds of over 45m/minute.
The Lantek Expert CAD/CAM software is already distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide and Lantek has its own offices in 15 including the USA, Germany, Chile, Japan and China enabling it to deliver high quality global support to its customers. Francisco Perez, Director of OEM Channel at Lantek says, “By agreeing a worldwide strategic partnership with Vanad 2000, we will be able to increase our penetration of the Eastern European market. Vanad has been particularly successful there. We already have partnership arrangements with some of its distributors. With our office in Poland and our existing dealers in Hungary and Croatia, we will be able to deliver high quality support and training to new customers in the region.”
For Vanad 2000, offering Lantek Expert CAD/CAM nesting software as a turnkey solution with its machines will bring access to premium CAD/CAM solutions to Vanad’s customers, enhancing the return on investment they achieve from investing in Vanad equipment. In addition, Lantek’s global network will open up opportunities for Vanad in new export markets, allowing it to extend its dealer network and grow the reputation of the company.
Since its formation in 1986, Lantek Expert has been the flagship product for Lantek and is used by over 16,000 customers globally. The continuous development of the software has enabled Lantek Expert to maintain its market leading position. In 2015 alone, new features include highly accurate time calculation algorithms and enhancements to ease of use and CAD interoperability. By building a long term relationship both Vanad 2000 and Lantek will be able to build mutually profitable business at an international level, based on service and performance for customers.
Lantek provides software solutions CAD/CAM/MES/ERP for companies fabricating sheet metal, tubes, and beams with any cutting (laser, plasma, oxy-cut, water jet, shear) and punching technology. Lantek integrates the most advanced nesting software in the industry with the highest standards in manufacturing management solutions. Its capacity for innovation and its firm commitment to internationalization and emerging markets have led Lantek, founded in 1986 in the Basque Country and with central offices in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), to devise a global-local strategy, which has meant it has become a global reference within the industry with its CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions. Today, the company has over 16,000 customers in over 100 countries and its own offices in 15 countries, in addition to an extensive network of distributors that are present throughout the world. In 2014 its international operations provided 88% of its turnover.