Name change: ICE Flex becomes WITTMANN Digital
Effective 25 July 2022, the WITTMANN Group increased its company share in ICE Flex Srl and the company’s name has been changed to WITTMANN Digital Srl.
Effective September 2018, the WITTMANN Group has established a joint venture with the software startup ICE Flex and thus taken an important step towards offering its customers the best possible solutions for an extension of WITTMANN 4.0.
With the increase of its stake in this company and the name change, the WITTMANN Group strengthens its commitment in the area of production data gathering, intelligent production planning and monitoring systems.
WITTMANN Digital, based in Saronno / Italy, is a supplier of innovative software solutions for the plastics industry. The TEMI+ MES package developed by WITTMANN Digital for production planning, monitoring and data recording excels, for example, by the fact that not only the injection molding machine can be connected to the system, but auxiliaries and robots can be integrated as well – an important aspect for the WITTMANN Group as a one-stop shop.
For Michael Wittmann, CEO of the WITTMANN Group, this move of strengthening the Group’s commitment and name change of the software solutions supplier constitutes a clear internal and external signal that the Group is staying on the course taken in 2018 and continuing to drive the advancement of its digital activities.
The Managing Directors of WITTMANN Digital, Giorgio Pigozzo and Marco Pelagatti, are also pleased about the commitment on the part of the WITTMANN Group and the change of their company’s name: “As WITTMANN Digital, we are presenting ourselves to the public as part of a globally active, well-known group of companies. This will also strengthen our image in the market”, says Giorgio Pigozzo.
The WITTMANN Group
The WITTMANN Group is a globally leading manufacturer of injection molding machines, robots and auxiliary equipment for processing a great variety of plasticizable materials – both plastic and non-plastic. The group of companies has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria and consists of two main divisions: WITTMANN BATTENFELD and WITTMANN. Following the principles of environmental protection, conservation of resources and circular economy, the WITTMANN Group engages in state-of-the-art process technology for maximum energy efficiency in injection molding, and in processing standard materials and materials with a high content of recyclates and renewable raw materials. The products of the WITTMANN Group are designed for horizontal and vertical integration into a Smart Factory and can be interlinked to form an intelligent production cell.
The companies of the group jointly operate eight production plants in five countries, and the additional sales companies at their 34 different locations are present in all major industrial markets around the world.
WITTMANN BATTENFELD pursues the continued strengthening of its market position as a manufacturer of injection molding machines and supplier of comprehensive modern machine technology in modular design. The product range of WITTMANN includes robots and automation systems, material handling systems, dryers, gravimetric and volumetric blenders, granulators, temperature controllers and chillers. The combination of the individual areas under the umbrella of the WITTMANN Group enables perfect integration – to the advantage of injection molding processors with an increasing demand for seamless interlocking of processing machines, automation and auxiliaries.
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