The two German companies, Pepperl+Fuchs and Lufthansa, have set up a joint venture, owned by both equally. This is 3D.aero, an innovative start-up focused on R&D activities for the aviation sector and the digitalization of workshops for the industrial sector.
The headquarters of the new company is in Hamburg, at the ZAL TechCenter, one of Europe’s largest and most advanced centers of excellence in the sector.
3d.aero will be also dedicated to the application of optical measuring devices, digital inspection, and image processing applications, and related consulting services.
The creation of this new joint venture is part of the strategic expansion process pursued by P+F, and it will allow the company to apply its expertise – which made P+F one of the top players in the industrial automation sector – to the aviation industry, rich and particularly receptive towards functionality-based innovations.