Spanflug Technologies GmbH is a Munich-based technology company that provides a manufacturing platform for CNC turning and milling parts. It is our goal to make the manufacturing of individual drawing parts as fast and efficient as possible for both customers and suppliers, and thus forming the digital backbone of an efficiently networked manufacturing industry.
Spanflug Buy offers customers a fast, automated procurement process from immediate quotation to delivery on the desired date. The components are manufactured by qualified suppliers in Germany and Austria via a network of over 6,000 CNC machines.
Spanflug Make enables machining companies to make their administrative processes more efficient, from the preparation of quotes to purchasing, so they can focus on their core competence in manufacturing.
Key data for Spanflug
Technology as the key to fast, efficient processes
On the Spanflug platform, we provide the technological infrastructure to efficiently connect supply and demand across multiple stages of the supply chain, making the procurement of custom parts as simple as of catalog items. Through our technology-leading CAD analysis and manufacturing planning algorithm, we can effectively automate the administrative processes related to manufacturing of virtually any turning and milling part: From pricing to material procurement to selecting the perfect machine with free capacity.
Both, purchasers and manufacturing companies benefit from these efficient, digital processes. Administrative efforts are reduced and the companies can focus on their core tasks.
Our customers gain access to flexibly scalable manufacturing capacities and become more agile. Our partners can improve the utilization of their manufacturing capacities, balance out fluctuations and build up an additional, attractive stream of revenue.
Dr. Adrian Lewis
Managing Director Software Development
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Adrian Lewis completed his PhD in experimental particle physics at the University of Oxford in 2014. The focus of his work was to evaluate the large amount of data recorded at the ATLAS detector (LHC, CERN) to make a precise measurement of the probability of production (effective cross section) of W/Z bosons in proton-proton collisions. After his PhD, he worked as a software engineer at Brainlab and Cognostics. Since founding Spanflug, he has been responsible for software architecture, web development, and dev-ops. What interests him about Spanflug is the interface between mechanical engineering and computer science. Above all, he is excited by the possibility of using intelligent algorithms to make processes in the manufacturing industry more efficient.
Dr.-Ing. Markus Westermeier
Managing Director Manufacturing Technology & Sales
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Markus Westermeier completed his doctorate at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016, where he headed the department of Cutting Machine Tools. In addition, he has experience as managing director of a manufacturing company, comprehensive production know-how and a broad network in production engineering. At Spanflug he is responsible for manufacturing and sales. Markus Westermeier was instrumental in developing the idea for founding Spanflug when he was confronted with the inefficient procurement process both as a customer and as a manufacturing service provider and he recognized the potential for both customers and suppliers.
The Founder Story
Spanflug is a spin-off from the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Markus Westermeier had the original idea for Spanflug while working as the managing director of a contract manufacturer. Together with Johannes Schmalz, he further developed this idea to found Spanflug after completing his doctorate at the iwb. When it came to the concrete implementation and development of the software, Adrian Lewis, an experienced and versatile software developer, could be won as a further member for the founding team.
Immediately after its founding in January 2018, Spanflug participated in the Xpreneurs program and is supported by the Initiative for Industrial Innovators. Since 2020 the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) is a shareholder of Spanflug.
We are currently working with 40 colleagues to realize our vision: the digitally networked supply chain for custom machined parts.
You want to actively shape our growth strategy and drive the digitalization of the manufacturing industry with us? Then join our team!