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Successful SOFLEX users

Small enterprises, globally operating medium-sized firms and internationally operating companies rely on SOFLEX solutions. Worldwide, mechanical and energy engineering, plastics and optical industry, automotive and aircraft construction as well as contract manufacturers and tool/mold fabricators are benefiting from SOFLEX innovations.

We find the right solution for every requirement of our customers. With our industry experience and technology expertise from more than thousand projects, we optimize your manufacturing processes.

Standardized SOFLEX control systems organise and automate flexible production plants for metal processing. They serve as basis for the implementation of customer-specific projects with highly automated production cells in other application areas.


Shanghai Aerospace iGen Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd

Handling a project for a demanding customer from the aerospace industry in China in times of the Corona pandemic, would have to be a big challenge...this is what we not expected at the beginning of the project. In addition, it was the first time that we had carried out a project together with the control system manufacturer SOFLEX. However, SOFLEX's expertise and experience showed: the recording of the customer's requirement, the definition of the processes, the interface tests with all involved partners up to commissioning and training - everything was carried out remotely from Rottenburg am Neckar. This is how we managed to complete the project 100% successfully.

Mr. Gao Junling
Product Engineer

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG - HLS

The start of our partnership with SOFLEX goes back more than 2 decades. Our first plant was already equipped with a SOFLEX control system. Unlike today, the focus of the customer at that time was not on the software. The initiation of pallet transports per drag&drop on the user interface, the automatic NC program exchange and the tool data management were real highlights. 

Meanwhile several hundred manufacturing cells from Hermle/HLS with SOFLEX control system are making a valuable contribution to the productivity of manufacturing companies. Ongoing developments and new features of the SOFLEX control system ensure the competitive edge, also for future innovations and automation concepts. 

Mr. Gerd Schorpp
Managing Director 

MTU Aero Engines AG

The goal of our challenging project was a fully automated production of our turbine blades, including an automated supply of operating materials. SOFLEX was our partner from the beginning, with whom we jointly created the specifications for the control technology. Although the manufacturing processes of this individual system required a high degree of software customization, SOFLEX delivered and installed the control system on schedule. SOFLEX fully met our requirements for a professional approach and high-quality product.

Mr. Marc Weiß
Senior Manager Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Teepack GmbH & Co.KG

Our production processes are very specific. The flexible adaptation of the SOFLEX solution was the key to higher machine utilization time.

Willi Lyrmann
Production Manager

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH

The close coordination with the experts of SOFLEX was essential for reaching our envisaged targets: production without set-up time and unmanned production during an entire shift.

Manfred Kaut
Operations Manager

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The high quality of the SOFLEX software was decisive for a quick production start-up at our flexible manufacturing cell.

Paul Hauner
Production Planner

wbt-automation GmbH & Co. KG

The good cooperation between WBT and SOFLEX was decisive for the fast and successful completion of a fully automated plant with four machining centers. We defined together the requirements and the common interfaces at an early stage. In addition, we tested the software and our robot solution extensively before commissioning, so that production started successfully on schedule as planned. 

Mr. Joachim Burkert
Managing Director

Gibas Numeriek B.V.

SOFLEX is our partner for more complex automation projects. The control system from SOFLEX meets our customers’ needs and transforms their manufacturing through digitization. Thanks to SOFLEX support in each project phase we can easily commission our systems independently. Thus, our clients profit of a high degree of automation which enables their competitive advantages. 

Mr. Stefaan Poppe
Managing Director Automation

Grassinger Technologies GmbH

The cooperation with SOFLEX is very professional: they gather the requirements of the end users, analyze the processes and create an individual package with the necessary software functions. Thus, we can calculate our project costs accurately and offer the end user a complete automation solution. 

Mr. Jochen Zipfler
Technical Director

AGCO GmbH (Fendt)

"Our automated production lines with the SOFLEX control system are the showcase projects in our company. Due to the reliability and the performance of the control system, we work with the highest productivity and achieve incredible utilization rates on our processing machines. The outstanding ease of operation of the system is also a big plus and very appreciated by our plant personnel.

Mr. Christian Kiechle
Head of Department Smart Factory Automation


SOFLEX control systems have been in use for almost two decades in our company, in different production plants. In all this time we benefited from the support of SOFLEX experts. They maintained the systems throughout their entire service life and even took over demanding tasks when retrofitting older systems. We look forward to further innovative ideas from SOFLEX.

Stefan Holzer
Factory Planning & Processes

Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH

24/7 production has become a reality for us since the SOFLEX control system has been in use in our plant. Together with SOFLEX, we have automated existing machines. A robot system takes over the automated workpiece supply and storage of our raw material. We know exactly which preparations we have to make regarding tools, fixtures and NC programs thanks to the SOFLEX control system, thus we are able to produce also in unmanned shifts. 

Mr. Siegfried Carl Keck
General Manager

TEH-CUT d.o.o.

“The SOFLEX control system makes our workday much easier, starting with my tasks regarding the work preparation and ending with the operating tasks in the shopfloor. Even after the start of production, SOFLEX continues to be a helpful partner. Whenever we have questions or a problem, we can rely on SOFLEX.”

Ivan Marceković
Head of CAM technology department

VDL Enabling Technologies Group Eindhoven bv

One of our main goals is to achieve standardization of processes in our production. For this reason, we have SOFLEX control systems in use in many automated cells in different plants. Thus, we have managed to standardize the manufacturing processes and to install identical interfaces to our ERP, PDM and CAD/CAM system. Furthermore, our operators can easily operate different cells, event at different plants. We have been working with SOFLEX for many years and we greatly value our partnership.

Mr. Pierre van den Hurk
Process engineer


The switch from manual clamping to an automated system with workpiece storage represents an important milestone for our future and for Germany as a business location. By automating and networking our production processes, we can significantly increase our efficiency, precision and flexibility. Working with an experienced partner like SOFLEX enables us to successfully shape this transformation and fully exploit the benefits of Industry 4.0. 
Our regional ties and shared vision of a smart factory form the basis for a successful collaboration.

Patrick Schlagenhauf
Managing Director

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