Biesse acquires software developer Avant

PESARO, Italy -- Biesse Group has acquired control of Avant, a company specializing in the development of software for the integration and supervision of machining lines and working cells. Avant's applications are able to automatically manage information in the manufacturing process, from cutting to edgebanding to boring operations and, in recent years, sorting as well, the key to any batch-one production system.

Biesse Group has had more than 1,000 systems installed worldwide, with a 170 percent increase in systems installed in the past three years. Technology developed by Biesse Group and Avant includes real-time tracking and management systems that provide specifically generated reports that allow the client to have total control over the manufacturing process.

“It is a strategic operation,” said Paolo Tarchioni, assistant to Biesse Group's CEO of Coordination and Planning of Product Development, “Aimed at optimizing the know-how into which the group has always invested and strengthening our commitment to the creation of integrated systems and technological solutions 4.0 in order to support our clients in the development of digital factories.”

Biesse Group's technological systems will be displayed at Ligna in Hanover, Germany, from May 22 to 26. Thinkforward is the concept for Biesse's display at Ligna, which include 15,000 square feet of innovation and technology where visitors will experience how the digital factory can change the way we perceive and produce things. See


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