In the future, IPO.Plan will focus on the development and distribution of IPO.Log, the software for the optimization of assembly and production logistics. In this context, IPO.Plan will transfer its planning area into the hands of Leadec on November 1, 2019.
IPO.Plan has found a strong partner in Leadec for the engineering services business area. IPO.Plan’s core competencies in layout planning, final assembly and machining perfectly complement Leadec’s existing range of services. To achieve the partnership goals, 25 employees will move to Leadec in the Automotive & Engineering division. This means that customers in the future will be able to enjoy a full range of services, from layout planning to the commissioning of automation solutions.
With 40 employees, IPO.Plan will be able to concentrate exclusively on IPO.Log software and thus strengthen its market positioning and strategic orientation. With this step IPO.Plan will focus exclusively on software development. This lays the foundation for further growth and internationalization.
This close cooperation will continue beyond the company’s borders. All planning services around IPO.Log will be provided by Leadec in the future. This will also open up new models of cooperation with IPO.Plan for other partners worldwide.
We would like to thank our customers for ten years of loyalty. The project management and contact persons will remain unchanged, but our service portfolio will be significantly expanded in the future.
We wish our colleagues at Leadec every success and look forward to good cooperation in the future. Our customers can look forward to new innovations and product highlights from IPO.Log software.
IPO.Plan is an expert in logistics and production planning. With services and software tools, IPO.Plan enables its customers to achieve even greater efficiency and planning reliability. Classical engineering skills are combined with high-tech solutions and offer customers a new planning and optimization approach. With software products developed especially for assembly and production logistics, IPO.Plan makes complex in-house processes more manageable. The user can build up the “digital twin” and make their production more efficient on a daily basis.
IPO.Plan was founded in 2009. Today the team consists of more than 70 employees between two locations in Leonberg and Neu-Ulm. Its more than 400 customers worldwide include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Max Holder, Porsche, Rehau, Schaeffler, Tesla, VW and ZF.
Leadec is the leading provider of technical services in the automotive and manufacturing industry. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the company employs around 20,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of around €900 million in 2018. Leadec has been supporting its customers along the entire value chain in production for over 50 years. The service provider is based at more than 250 locations, often directly in the customer’s plants and factories.
The global services of Leadec include: Engineer (consulting and engineering), Install (electrical installation, automation, disassembly and reassembly), Maintain (production maintenance and technical cleaning), Support (IFM/TFM and in-house logistics) and other local services. The services are either provided in projects or permanently on site at the customer’s premises.