Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has reached another milestone in its digital growth strategy with its takeover of DOCUFY GmbH in Bamberg with effect from 1 May 2017.
DOCUFY develops professional software solutions for technical documentation and is the first provider of multi-level documentation. Its solutions optimise the processes involved in the creation of technical documentation and make them available digitally to all departments, along the entire value chain.
The acquisition will complement the portfolio of the Heidelberg Digital Platforms division. Digital Platforms offers IT solutions for digitising and automating processes involved in designing, producing, and servicing innovative high-tech products. This division is where Heidelberg concentrates its technologies and expertise around product life cycle management, which it has spent decades acquiring, in order to be able to offer them to industrial customers too.
The solutions for digital transformation result in a considerable improvement in efficiency and a significantly shorter time to market for new products, so very much in keeping with Industry 4.0.
DOCUFY counts well-known industrial companies among its customers and will continue to support them as usual as well as additionally offering them Heidelberg solutions in the future for further digitisation of their value chain. The takeover will extend Heidelberg’s existing base of industrial customers, and as such offers additional turnover and revenue potential for the company. The founder and managing director of DOCUFY, Uwe Reißenweber, will be staying on in his current role.
‘With the takeover of DOCUFY, we are gradually implementing our strategy ‘Heidelberg goes digital!’. But the investment in the growth market of digital product life cycle management will also strengthen our own competitiveness,’ said Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg.