FIT Group, Lupburg, Germany, is continuing its rapid expansion with the establishment of FIT Additive S.R.L., a fully owned subsidiary located in Brasov, Romania, aimed at enhancing the group’s software development capabilities. FIT plans to hire ten software development engineers in Brasov, whilst establishing strong integration and collaboration between its Romanian and German sites.
The Additive Manufacturing process can offer tremendous opportunities to improve the form and function of many products. However, to achieve the full potential of AM, FIT states that a redesign often as extensive as a new design concept may be required. To help produce these new AM designs cost-effectively, the company is working towards automating and standardising the AM workflow.
FIT stated that it is also currently developing a proprietary software solution for processing lot sizes of one. In Additive Manufacturing, unless different parts can be combined in the same lot, it can be challenging to optimise cost for small lot sizes. As a result, FIT states that it is capacity planning to coordinate AM processes globally and in real time. According to the company, this will provide the highest level of quality assurance at the lowest cost on an industrial scale anywhere in the world.
“Thanks to our new Romanian subsidiary, we will accelerate our software development process by more than 300%,” stated Dr Andreas Ziegler, Head of Research and Development at FIT AG. “A strategic advantage of being located in the university town of Brasov is, we have access to many highly skilled software engineers.”
Carl Fruth, Founder and CEO of FIT AG, added, “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.”
FIT’s focus for the next month will reportedly be to begin building a new team by hiring ten software development engineers in Brasov and to establish strong integration and collaboration between its Romanian and German teams.