Lantek becomes a global strategic partner of Air Liquide Welding
Lantek’s global agreement with Air Liquid Welding will lead to the marketing of the Lantek Expert sheet metal CADCAM software in conjunction with Air Liquide Welding’s plasma cutting and oxy-cutting machines.
Lantek, leader in the development and marketing of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software solutions for the sheet metal industry, announces a global strategic partnership with Air Liquide Welding through the company’s distribution channels which cover 90 countries around the world.
“The partnership fits well with both companies stated objectives of building long term technical partnerships and win-win strategic alliances. Lantek has an extensive distribution network covering customers in over 100 countries and additionally has its own offices in 15 countries, so this maps well with Air Liquide Welding’s distribution network, and will enable us to deliver the best sales and training solutions together, irrespective of the location of the customer. The importance of this agreement also lies in its global reach, thanks to the influence and prestige that our partner has around the world,” says Francisco Perez, Director of OEM Channel at Lantek.
Air Liquide Welding provides a wide range of automatic machine oxy cutting and plasma including mainly OPTITOME 2, ALPHATOME 2, OXYTOME and PLASMATOME. All of them are manage by the high level CNC control HPC DIGITAL PROCESS able to drive automatically the cutting system process OXYHPi, NERTAJET HPi or the bevelling plasma unit NERTAJET BEVEL HPi. The latest innovations in plasma cutting implemented on NERTAJET HPi allow the increase the cut quality and productivity while maximizing the lifetime of consumables.
Philippe Blondeau from Air Liquide Welding says, “88% of Lantek’s turnover is in the international market. In addition, it invests heavily in research and development and is hence the leader in its field of sheet metal CADCAM. Its software is adapted to the characteristics of each of our machines, enabling users to achieve the best possible material utilization and the optimum cutting performance. Not only will this enhance our offering to our customers, but it will ensure that they get the best return on their investment. Furthermore, the level of competence in Lantek’s distribution network will provide the training and assistance necessary to deliver high quality support anywhere in the world.”
Since its formation in 1986, Lantek Expert has been the flagship product for Lantek and is used by over 16,000 customers globally. The continuous development of the software has enabled Lantek Expert to maintain its market leading position. In 2015 alone, new features include highly accurate time calculation algorithms and enhancements to ease of use and CAD interoperability. By building a long term relationship both Air Liquide Welding and Lantek will be able to build mutually profitable business at an international level, based on service and performance for customers.
Lantek provides software solutions CAD/CAM/MES/ERP for companies fabricating sheet metal, tubes, and beams with any cutting (laser, plasma, oxy-cut, water jet, shear) and punching technology. Lantek integrates the most advanced nesting software in the industry with the highest standards in manufacturing management solutions. Its capacity for innovation and its firm commitment to internationalization and emerging markets have led Lantek, founded in 1986 in the Basque Country and with central offices in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), to devise a global-local strategy, which has meant it has become a global reference within the industry with its CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions. Today, the company has over 16,000 customers in over 100 countries and its own offices in 15 countries, in addition to an extensive network of distributors that are present throughout the world. In 2014 its international operations provided 88% of its turnover.