FEST Group is taking over the btec-Software GmbH
FEST AG is taking over 100% of the IT company btec-Software GmbH, located in Bergisch Gladbach and founded by Michael Lang in January 2000. With this takeover FEST AG is strengthening its IT business unit.
btec-Software is an owner-managed company which has offered conception, development, consultancy, training and sales of software solutions for more than 15 years. For customers in the processing industry, an adjustable and scalable Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution has been successfully developed and implemented. Up to now, the focus has been on the European market. In the core areas of the “Industry 4.0” development, btec-Software has positioned itself with excellent and well established solutions.
Ultimately, due to limited management and sales capacities at btec-Software GmbH, further market potential has remained untapped. Michael Lang will now be able to reduce the multiple workload of management, sales and software development and focus on development, project management and sales support.
The name “btec-Software” will remain as brand with recognition value, as well as the whole team of the company stays located in the area “Bergisches Land”. In fact, the company plans to bolster its workforce in the IT field.
“Particularly in the area of Industry 4.0, we want to grow and indeed have to grow with the market in order to extend our portfolio”, said Michael E. Czakert, Executive Board Member at FEST AG. “Our aims are essentially the classical aims in the industry such as quality, resource efficiency, flexibility as well as the ability to transform and maintain robustness in volatile markets. By taking over btec-Software, we gain a competent IT team as well as precious knowledge for our three business units Electrics, Automation & Drive and IT.”
Both the Executive Board Member of FEST AG Michael E. Czakert and the founder of btec-Software GmbH Michael Lang are confident that both companies will supplement each other. With the takeover of btec-Software, it is clear that existing and new customers can look forward to receive ever more comprehensive and specific services in the field of IT.