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TactoTek expands with local engineering unit in Germany


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Finnish technology start-up and developer of injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions TactoTek has opened a new office in Ulm, Germany.

The company said the new German office would provide local engineering and project management support for customers developing IMSE solutions. According to Sami Hyyryl?inen, TactoTek SVP of field operations, the technology company has a number of active customer projects in the region surrounding Ulm and the new office will help them “move quickly from concept to mass production.”

TactoTek already has sales offices in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Oulu-based TactoTek manufactures 3D structural electronics by integrating printed circuitry and discrete electronic components into injection-moulded plastics. MSE designs often include touch controls, lighting and antennas moulded within a 2mm-3mm thin surface, providing aesthetics, structure and electronic functions in a single part.

The company is currently recruiting additional application engineers and project managers to support its growth.

“TactoTek is expanding to meet the needs of growing markets and will continue to build technical teams where they can best support our customers,” stated Jussi Harvela, TactoTek CEO.

In February, TactoTek raised €18.4m in funding from leading automotive suppliers, including Plastic Omnium and Faurecia, as part of its growth strategy.

According to the company, demand for IMSE solutions is increasing rapidly, particularly within the automotive, IoT and appliances markets.