Strategic partnership for smart factory solutions

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Trumpf and Stopa plan to work even more closely together in the future. The two companies have now announced an agreement to this effect.

Stopa supplies automated storage systems for Trumpf’s Smart Factory solutions, among others. Customers can use it to automate the loading and unloading of their machines and to network them logistically. Productivity on the shop floor increases as unproductive downtime is greatly reduced.
Stopa storage systems can be well adapted to growing challenges of modern smart factory manufacturing or integrated into existing factories. The automation shows its particular advantages in combination with the new Trumpf software Oseon – this allows production planning and control to be simplified even more, right up to fully automatic operation of sheet metal production.

Trumpf relies heavily on partnerships and open standards to expand its smart factory solutions. These include Umati’s open interfaces, Omlox’s open positioning standards, as well as existing partnerships with intralogistics specialist Jungheinrich, coil handling, straightening and deburring machine experts Arku, machine software house Lantek, and Starmatik, a specialist in customized automation solutions. Most recently, Trumpf had consolidated the Smart Factory Solutions division under one organizational umbrella across departments to focus on further growth.

Stopa was founded in 1963 in Achern, Germany, and employs around 370 people. The company specializes in automated storage systems for sheet metal and long goods, as well as fully automated parking systems.
“After more than 35 years of successful partnership with Trumpf in production automation, we are now looking forward to taking the next step together,” explains Michael Stolzer, shareholder of Stopa Anlagenbau GmbH.

Till Küppers, Managing Director Production Machine Tools at Trumpf, emphasizes: “With this move, we want to put our joint success with Stopa on a new and future-proof footing, especially in the expansion of our Smart Factory solutions. Together with Stopa, we will be able to offer our customers an even more comprehensive range of efficient, sustainable and productivity-enhancing solutions in the future.”
Trumpf’s investment in Stopa is still subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.