AutoForm Acquires Logopress

WILEN B. WOLLERAU, Switzerland, Jan 18, 2019 – AutoForm has acquired Logopress. By sharing and combining mutual and complementary know-how, both Logopress and AutoForm customers can benefit further from improved service in the tool & die industry.

Progressive die rendering using Logopress3 & SOLIDWORKS

While AutoForm has served the tool & die industry with its leading FEA software for over 25 years, Logopress has served the tool & die industry with its very popular die design software for nearly 30 years. The merger of these two companies was not only natural from a technical standpoint, as the two product lines are extremely complementary, but also from the standpoint of team philosophy: both companies rank stability and reliability as top priorities. Additionally, it is a major benefit that both development teams are located in close geographical proximity.

Partial bottom progressive die rendering using Logopress3 & SOLIDWORKS

Yves Thizy, general manager of Logopress, stated: β€œAt Logopress, we have been observing AutoForm products with high regard for many years now. In the past, we have also often met prospects and long-standing customers who would have considered the combination of Logopress3 and AutoForm software as the perfect solution for their needs in simulation and tool design. Today, with the full integration of Logopress into the AutoForm Group, this hope of partnership is now a reality and goes beyond the expectations. After a few days since the merger, I am already excited to see our teams analyzing the potential synergies. I am convinced that our common passion will help to speed up our development and will lead to an array of exceptional products.”

AutoForm software enables users to simulate the entire progressive die stamping process.

Dr. Markus Thomma, corporate marketing director at AutoForm, added: β€œI am very pleased that AutoForm has acquired Logopress. With the integration of Logopress into AutoForm, we can enlarge our product portfolio. Through sharing and combining our mutual and complementary know-how, we can better serve our customers in the tool & die industry.”

About Logopress

Since 1989, Logopress, headquartered in Besancon, France, has been primarily focused on the development of die design software for the tool & die and metal stamping industry, as well as related flattening software for various applications. Logopress is a worldwide leader in die design software and their 3D Logopress3 products have achieved SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Partner status.

For detailed information, please visit www.logopress3.com.

About AutoForm Engineering GmbH

AutoForm offers software solutions for the die-making and sheet metal forming industries along the entire process chain. With over 350 employees dedicated to this field, AutoForm is recognized as the leading provider of software for product manufacturability, tool and material cost calculation, die face design and virtual process optimization. All of the Top 20 automotive OEMs and most of their suppliers have selected AutoForm as their software of choice. Besides its headquarters in Switzerland, AutoForm has offices in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, China, Japan and Korea. AutoForm is also present through its agents in more than 15 other countries.

For detailed information, please visit www.autoform.com.

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