Actyx wins leading industry and sector experts as supporters
Actyx wins renowned supporters, including Karl Haeusgen, president of VDMA, as well as Mirko Novakovic, CEO of Instana and founder of codecentric.
Munich, 02.03.2021 - The Munich-based start-up Actyx enables simple and fast digitalisation of factories. For this purpose, Actyx offers a developer platform based on the novel Local-First Cooperation paradigm. The platform forms the framework for the digitalisation of production and logistics processes. Its new software development approach enables the development of solutions that normally take many months to be completed in a matter of days or weeks. With the developer platform, Actyx wants to make all the factories in the world more productive and resilient.
More interesting than the investment value is the list of supporters, which includes industry experts and successful founders. Among them is Karl Haeusgen, current president of Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering (VDMA), as well as Mirko Novakovic, CEO of Instana. His start-up recently made headlines with its sale to IBM. Markus Lorenz, Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, and Kulpreet Singh, former Managing Director at UiPath, have also invested in Actyx.
The Actyx platform is already being used successfully by dozens of IT service providers, system integrators, and various factories around the world, including ZwickRoell, a global supplier of testing machines, and Klöckner, one of Germany's leading materials traders. The Fraunhofer Institute also relies on the Actyx Platform in its research on Industry 4.0. So far, Berlin-based early-stage investor Paua Ventures which specialises in B2B companies, and pre-seed investor System.One had already invested.
The money is primarily intended to further accelerate sales and product development. Founder and CEO Oliver Stollmann: "The Corona pandemic has posed challenges for many factories, as analogue processes are very inflexible. Our goal is to make factories more flexible and productive through software. With our platform, we are in an ideal position to achieve this goal for all factories worldwide. We are very happy to have gained world-class supporters for the Actyx mission."
What investors, partners and customers say
Karl Haeusgen, President of the VDMA: "We are seeing an acceleration of technological change, also through Corona, which offers exciting potential for European mechanical engineering, but also demands a lot of them. Actyx enables exactly the kind of accelerated digital transformation that manufacturing companies need now to be successful in the future."
Lars Rückemann, board member of codecentric, an Actyx partner: "With the help of the Actyx platform, IT systems in manufacturing can be rethought. The combination of Actyx technology and codecentric development expertise make it possible to digitise factory processes within only a few weeks. This will enable us to fundamentally transform the European factory landscape."
Sven Koepchen, managing director Germany at Klöckner: "We are very satisfied with the Actyx solution. The system has enabled us to increase our productivity in laser cutting by ten per cent so far. Overall, we expect an improvement in productivity of 20 to 30 percent."
The Munich-based software start-up Actyx was founded in 2016 by Oliver Stollmann, Maximilian Fischer and Dr Roland Kuhn. Together, they specialise in helping factories to become more digital. For this purpose, they developed a software platform that enables developers to digitise factory processes easily and quickly. Since its foundation, the team around the three founders has grown to 25 employees. Their software is used in factories in Europe as well as in North and South America and helps to optimise processes and increase efficiency. Actyx's goal is to help all manufacturing companies worldwide realise the full potential of software.