March 21, 2007 - The Koenig and Bauer Group (KBA) chose TopSolid’Cam as its CAM software in May 2006 after a lengthy and demanding selection process. Missler Software’s TopSolid’Cam solution will be implemented in all KBA sites and complete use of the system is planned over the coming 3 years. The Koening and Bauer Group is one of the largest press manufacturers worldwide and has the broadest press range in the industry.
The contract signed between Missler Software and KBA is for a total of 56 TopSolid’Cam licences which will be implemented in 3 German sites (Würzburg, Frankenthal, Radebeul) and one Austrian site (Mödling). In addition, Missler Software and resellers will provide training, maintenance and advice together with approximately 100 post-processors for the group’s impressive range of machines.
In order to satisfy the group’s needs Missler Software coordinates the KBA project with 3 of its experienced resellers NCDATA (Switzerland), Moldtech GmbH (Germany) and Comdata (Austria). The qualitative and local support from Missler Software’s resellers was, in fact, a key factor in the company’s choice of TopSolid’Cam.
According to Dominique Laffret, Vice-President of Strategic Relationships at Missler Software: « Our strong expertise in the programming of multi-function machines used in the 4 KBA sites helped us convince KBA that TopSolid’Cam was the best solution for the Group. Our German-speaking resellers as well as our internal CAM development team are at KBA’s disposition to ensure the best support and service possible. This includes carrying out certain adaptations and specific add-ons requested by KBA to integrate the group’s work processes and to ensure a successful transfer of 3D CAD data and the transfer of geometrical data. »
Dr. Andreas Göttker, Machining/Foundry Manager and key decider in the choice of TopSolid’Cam adds « TopSolid’Cam’s multi-function capabilities are very important for KBA. The integrated milling and turning functions in 2-5 axis, the software’s intuitive nature and the software’s advanced simulation functions convinced our internal operators. Another important point, related more to Missler Software than to its software, was the company’s flexibility. Missler Software accepted a commercial contract in which the company engages itself to defined actions and shares in the risk undertaken. Managing this project with Missler Software has been much easier than in our past experience with other editors. “
The Koenig & Bauer Group is the oldest press manufacturer in the world. The parent company is Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) which was founded in 1871 with the sites Würzburg, Frankenthal, Radebeul et Trennfeld.
The company also has sites in Vienna, Austria (KBA-Mödling AG), KBA North America Inc. in Williston, Vermont, KBA-GIORI S.A. in Lausanne, Switzerland, KBA-Metronic AG near Würzburg in Germany, KBA-MetalPrint in Stuttgart and KBA-Grafitec s.r.o. in Dobruka, Czech Republic. Other commercial and maintenance sites can be found in England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, China, Australia, USA, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. The Group has 8000 employees and a turnover of 1 Billion Euros.
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