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Roland Bracht leaves MesserSoft

Dortmund, Germany. - Roland Bracht, CEO MesserSoft, sold his shares to Messer Cutting Systems GmbH and resigned as Managing Director of MesserSoft Messer Bracht Software GmbH as of 20 July 2018. A new management team will take over his tasks in the future.

MesserSoft was founded in 2008 as a joint venture between Messer Cutting Systems GmbH from Groß-Umstadt and Bracht & Partner from Dortmund. The company combines the strengths of Messer Cutting Systems as a classic mechanical engineering company with the resources and experience of IT-specialists and thus opens great potential in production planning and control. Software for integrating Messer mechanical engineering technology into business processes and machine-oriented IT is developed and marketed here. The results are the proven products such as OmniWin and OmniBevel, with which the company supports Messer customers worldwide. By bundling its software business under one roof, MCS was able to strengthen its long-term orientation towards modern information technology with new product developments.

"Even with the change in management, nothing changes for our customers. MesserSoft will remain part of the MCS family, based in Dortmund. We are continuing our successful course as a system provider, offering our customers the quality they are accustomed to and expanding our portfolio of software products and solutions," assures Boris Spangenberg, Director of Product Development at MesserSoft and part of the new management team. Together with Roger Kilian-Kehr, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Messer Cutting Systems, and Matthias Löhr, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at MesserSoft, he will lead the fortunes of the company.

John Emholz, President & CEO of Messer Cutting Systems Group: "Roland Bracht was a competent partner in the field of information technology. The management of Messer Cutting Systems thanks him for his successful work at MesserSoft and wishes him every success in his future activities".

Caption: Roland Bracht


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.