Ditzingen/Dresden - The high-tech company TRUMPF continues to expand the field of positioning technology. Now the company is increasing its stake in Dresden-based software company ZIGPOS GmbH from 25.1 percent to 50.1 percent.

“After years of successful cooperation, both companies want to further expand their partnership. The goal is the joint implementation of further products based on the open localization standard omlox.” - Eberhard Wahl, Managing Director of the recently founded subsidiary TRUMPF Tracking Technologies GmbH.

Both ZIGPOS and TRUMPF, along with many other companies, are committed to open location systems based on the OMLOX industry standard.

ZIGPOS already supplies software components for TRUMPF’s Track & Trace indoor location system, among others. The solution determines the position of sheet metal parts in real time and increases productivity and plannability in production through the resulting transparency. Thanks to ultra-wide-band (UWB) technology, the tracking system can be used safely in metallic manufacturing environments despite reflections.

ZIGPOS employs around 20 people. Its customers include technology groups and companies in the semiconductor industry. TRUMPF had already acquired a stake in the Dresden-based company in 2019. With the now expanded participation, both companies want to leverage synergies and enter into an even closer development alliance, but continue to operate separately on the market. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed.