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Smart gets SMARTER, Homag welcomes tapio

 Monday, May 29, 2017

tapio_homagThe wood value chain has just got smarter. Homag group has just introduced tapio, the open digital platform that covers the entire wood value chain. tapio combines sophisticated digital products for the wood industry with thousands of production machines and the highly varied supply of production material and tools in an Internet of things (IoT) platform.


tapio pools knowledge from the areas of mechanical engineering, servicing, software and consulting for businesses of all sizes worldwide to make work easier.


tapio supports with uniform solutions for a diverse range of process stages to make business processes faster, more efficient and more reliable than ever before.


Usable on any smart device, tapio works closely with renowned software partners such as Microsoft and Software AG. tapio naturally complies with the highest standards. Among other things, it is involved in IUNO, the national reference project for IT security coordinated by HOMAG within the context of Industry 4.0. The project backed by the federal government brings together 21 renowned partners of various sizes from the world of industry and research.  With such reliable partners, one can be sure of its data security while using tapio.


tapio is the digital future within the wood industry – and this future begins right now. Experience tapio at LIGNA, Hall 14 at the Homag hub where 30 machines will be connected directly through the machine board.


It is commendable to note that Pekka Paasivaara (CEO) and Julian Spöcker (Sales and Product Management) and Alexander Prokisch (Head of Marketing) of Homag has introduced this world class digital technology through an online press conference on May 11.

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