VITORIA-GASTEIZ, Spain, Aug 23, 2021 – Lantek USA, North American subsidiary of Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions S.L., has appointed Anupam Chakraborty to direct its sales and business development efforts in North America. Mr. Chakraborty brings extensive corporate leadership experience to his new position at Lantek.
Anupam Chakraborty, Sales and Business Devolpment Director in Lantek US
His position prior to joining Lantek was Vice President of Metamation where he largely contributed to the areas of Sales and Product Management. He partnered with such OEMs as Trumpf, Mitsubishi, Cincinnati, and others and contributed to exponential business growth for Metamation. Before his time with Metamation he was Senior Manager – Strategy with Carborundum Universal Ltd. Earlier in his career he also held a Design and Engineering position at Thyssen Krupp.
Mr. Chakraborty holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from T A Pai Management Institute – Manipal, India, and a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology – Durgapur, India.
“I am delighted and excited to work with the Lantek group and its customer base here in North America,” said Mr. Chakraborty. “I look forward to sparking strategic growth in new areas and continuing to develop and refine Lantek’s software and digital solutions to the sheet metal fabricating market.”
The appointment is particularly significant for Lantek following its recent strategic partnership with Trumpf and the objectives of both companies to bring open solutions for digitization and the smart factory to manufacturers in the sheet metal sector. Mr. Chakraborty’s experience at Metamation and Trumpf brings in-depth knowledge of both sheet metal software and machine tools to Lantek’s USA operation.
Lantek is the acknowledged leader in the field of sheet metal software and digital transformation and its open software can drive hundreds of different makes and models of cutting and punching machines. With OEM partnerships with more than 120 machine tool suppliers worldwide, Mr. Chakraborty is committed to expanding OEM and reseller partnerships in the United States and, in turn, helping companies, irrespective of the make and model of the machines they use and their state of digital readiness, towards a smart factory.
Mr. Chakraborty adds, “The software tools that Lantek is developing in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have the potential to bring disruptive change to the sector. To be part of this transformation and bring it to American manufacturers is a privilege.”
Lantek is a multinational corporation that is leading the digital transformation of companies in the sheet metal and metal industry. With its smart manufacturing software, it enables factories to be connected, turning them into Smart Factories. It rounds off its range of services with CAD, CAM, MES, and ERP solutions for companies that manufacture metal parts from sheet metal, tubes, and profiles using any cutting technology (laser, plasma, oxycut, waterjet, shearing, and punching).
Founded in 1986 in the Basque Country (Spain), one of the main European centers of machine tool development, it enables the integration of sheet metal and metal processing technologies with the most advanced manufacturing control software. The company is currently the outstanding leader in its sector thanks to its capacity for innovation and commitment to internationalization. With more than 25,700 customers in over 100 countries and 20 offices in 14 countries, it has an extensive network of distributors with an international presence. In 2020, its international business contributed to 88% of its revenue.