Garz & Fricke Group is strengthening its position through the addition of the software service provider e-GITS GmbH, based in Stuttgart and Chennai, India. Founder of e-GITS, Sven Liess, will remain as Managing Director of e-GITS and thus retain a key role along with the Garz & Fricke management in developing the corporate group into a leading systems supplier offering a one-stop shop for HMIs, vending machines and payment systems, while also expanding the Stuttgart location.
The core competency of e-GITS is to be found in tailor-made cross-platform applications. These mainly involve the development of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for embedded IoT components in the target markets of medical engineering, industrial automation, home automation and smart vending (connected vending machines). Furthermore, e-GITS has been a certified Qt partner for many years and offers training packages in accordance with customer specifications. The software applications cover embedded, mobile and desktop applications for operating systems such as embedded Linux, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.
Including e-GITS, the Garz & Fricke Group employs some 150 people, a high proportion of whom are engineers. As well as increasing the workforce, the additional locations in south Germany and Chennai, India will allow the Group to provide even closer support for its customers in the future. The software development centre in India will continue to be supervised from Germany. Through this merger, the Garz & Fricke Group is rounding off its portfolio of services. As an integrated systems supplier with expertise covering the entire value added chain, its range extends from panel PCs via human-machine interfaces with operating system through to applications (GUIs), payment systems and cloud services.