6/20/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

FIT Expands Software Development Capability with Subsidiary in Romania

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The company is focusing on software to automate and standardize the additive manufacturing workflow.


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The FIT Group is enhancing its capacity to develop proprietary software solutions by establishing its latest fully owned subsidiary FIT Additive S.R.L. in Brasov, Romania. 

To achieve AM’s full potential, a redesign, often as extensive as a new design concept, may be required. To provide these new AM designs cost-effectively, FIT is automating and standardizing the AM workflow. This amplifies the need to enhance its software development capabilities.

AM lot sizes can be small, and it is challenging to optimize cost without combining different parts in the same lot, FIT says. As a result, the company is currently developing a proprietary software solution for a lot size of one. 

“Thanks to our new Romanian subsidiary, we will accelerate our software development process by more than 300 percent. A strategic advantage of being located in the university town of Brasov is we have access to many highly skilled software engineers,” explains Dr. Andreas Ziegler, head of Research and Development at FIT AG.

Carl Fruth, founder and CEO of FIT AG, adds, “As a lesser known international company, our strategy was to choose a prestigious office location in Brasov to attract top talent. This is the beginning of our long-term commitment to Romania. We are delighted to welcome Ovidio Lupo to our team, who has proven to be a highly experienced software development manager.”

The focus for next month is to begin building the new team by hiring 10 software development engineers in Brasov and to establish strong integration and collaboration between our Romanian and German teams.