Engel Acquires MES Provider T.I.G.
Effective immediately, Engel Austria, Schwertberg, Austria, is taking over the MES provider T.I.G., Technische Informationssysteme GmbH, in Rankweil, Austria. With this investment, Engel is consolidating its position as a leader in the area of manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the injection molding industry.
Engel and T.I.G. have been closely cooperating in the area of MES solutions for many years. Among other things, e-factory, Engel's own MES, is based on the development efforts of T.I.G. e-factory makes Engel one of the few injection molding machine manufacturers in the world who can offer its customers a proprietary MES that has been precisely tailored to the requirements of the injection molding industry. T.I.G. developed its first MES for the plastics industry back in 1994, which makes it a pioneer in this area. Under the umbrella of the Engel Group., T.I.G. will be managed as an independent subsidiary. The two MES solutions, e-factory by ENGEL and authentig by T.I.G., will continue to be offered independently, as stand-alone solutions, and development will continue on both. With Engel as a strategic investor, T.I.G. can pursue the evolution of authentig more intensively, while keeping the MES independent and interface-agnostic. "T.I.G. has an excellent name in the industry, and leads the market in MES solutions for the injection molding industry. That is why, looking ahead, it is also important to us that T.I.G. remains independent", says Dr. Stefan Engleder, Engel's Chief Technical Officer.
Engel Austria GmbH
Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletters on plastics technology and profit from the latest information?
Looking for a new challenge? Check out our jobs market!
Patents encourage innovation: Stay on the ball with the latest innovations in the plastics industry in our patents section.