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    EPLAN Acquires CAE Business from AB-Micro in Poland, Opens New Office in Katowice

    MONHEIM, Germany, Jun 30, 2022 – On 1 June, solutions provider EPLAN founded EPLAN Software & Services Sp. z o.o., headquartered in Katowice, Poland, thereby acquiring the EPLAN business from the former distributor AB-Micro. With a twenty-member sales and consulting team, not to mention its own training department, the new Polish subsidiary has taken over all of its customers’ solutions business activities. Existing clients will continue to be supported by experts who have become familiar with and supported their engineering processes for years.

    The founding of this new branch in Poland, with its own development team, plus the software expertise of the recently acquired Digital Technology Poland (DTP), means that Poland has now become the second largest location for software excellence after Germany within the Friedhelm Loh Group.

    Goal: A strong team on equal footing

    “I’m very pleased to be welcoming these new colleagues into our team,” says EPLAN Managing Director Haluk Menderes. “Over the past nineteen years of excellent cooperation, the team at AB-Micro has always impressed us with their performance and market presence, and we’d like to express our sincere thanks for their great commitment over the past years.”

    Haluk Menderes, Managing Director, EPLAN

    Artur Marcinkowski, managing director of the new EPLAN Software & Services Sp. z o.o., adds: “Working together we built the CAE department from the ground up and supported our engineering customers to the best of our abilities. We want to continue to forge ahead with our company’s years-long dynamic development – with a solid and dedicated team, and with strong communication on equal footing with our customers.”

    Artur Marcinkowski, Managing Director, EPLAN Poland

    Expansion in focus

    Machine and plant systems engineering aren’t the only successful markets for EPLAN in Poland – the energy sector is also quite strong and continues to grow. This goes hand in hand with EPLAN’s global strategic alignment, which includes increased involvement in the energy sector as well as in industries such as building automation systems and process engineering.


    EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. The company develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. EPLAN is also the ideal partner to streamline challenging engineering processes.

    Both standardised as well as customised interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensure data consistency along the whole value chain. Working with EPLAN means boundless communication across all engineering disciplines. No matter whether small or large enterprises: Customers can apply their expertise more efficiently. Worldwide, EPLAN supports 61,000 customers. EPLAN wants to grow further with customers and partners and pushes integration and automation in engineering forward. Within the EPLAN Partner Network, open interfaces and seamless integrations are realised together with partners. „Efficient engineering“ is the focus.

    EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 12 production sites and 94 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs 11.600 people and generated revenues of around €2,6 billion in 2019. For the 14th time in succession, the family business has won the accolade “Top German Employer” in 2022. In addition, Friedhelm Loh Group was recognized as “Top vocational trainer” according to a study of Deutschland Test and Focus Money.

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    Nitin Patil
    Nitin Patil
    Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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