Zollner Elektronik AG and Luminovo Launch Digital Supply Chain Collaboration

Munich, Germany. Europe’s EMS market leader, Zollner Elektronik AG, chooses Luminovo, the number one quoting, procurement and collaboration software for the electronics supply chain, as one core partner for their digitalisation strategy. The time capacity thus gained can in turn be used to focus on the diverse needs of the customers.

Together, the two companies will build on the collaboration that led to the launch of Zollner’s RapidSample prototyping portal back in August 2022.

Thomas Schreiner, CFO at Zollner Elektronik AG, explains: “When we started with our prototyping portal we asked ourselves: are our customers ready for a browser-native digital interface to process their BOMs and interact with Zollner? And can we bring this to life while maintaining the highest level of quality and professionalism our customers have come to expect from Zollner? I’m happy to say that a year and a half later, the answer to both is a resounding yes.”

“The COVID supply chain crisis showed everyone the damage and disruption that can be caused by a lack of transparency brought on by supply chain data locked in Excel and on-premise ERPs”, says Sebastian Schaal, founder of Luminovo. “Add to this the shortage of qualified labour, and it becomes obvious that investment in process automation, enabled by software such as ours, is the only feasible option to cope with the expected growth in the electronics industry over the next years.”

But saving effort and costs through more process automation isn’t the only goal for Luminovo and Zollner.

Timon Ruban, Luminovo’s second founder, adds: “By digitising Zollner’s customer interface, we are enabling a never-before-seen collaboration across company boundaries, from OEM to EMS provider, to distributors and chip manufacturers. There is a new generation of procurement professionals in the electronics industry that grew up with modern ‘Amazon-like’ buying experiences, and they expect the same experience, with maximum speed and transparency from their suppliers today.”

The next objectives on Zollner and Luminovo’s shared agenda are to extend the customer collaboration portal from prototypes to series production, and to bring speed and transparency beyond the request for quotation (RfQ) phase to other common touchpoints between EMS and their customers, like monitoring inventory levels and updating demand forecasts.

Markus Aschenbrenner, Member of the board at Zollner, concludes: “In a few year’s time, having a customer collaboration portal will be the norm, not the exception, in the EMS industry. By pioneering this new type of collaboration with our customers, Zollner is positioning itself at the forefront of this movement in the EMS industry, and we’re excited to continue to partner with Luminovo to make these innovations a reality.”

About Luminovo
Luminovo is a SaaS company building the copilot for the electronics supply chain. With a focus on supply chain collaboration, the Luminovo software solution manages the complexity of monitoring, quoting and procuring PCBAs for its users. By partnering with distributors and suppliers, as well as PCB manufacturers, ERP providers and other tech partners, Luminovo aims to bridge data silos and close communication gaps. luminovo.com

About Zollner Elektronik AG
Founded in Zandt, Bavaria, in 1965, the Zollner Group is a 100% family owned corporation, and has established itself among the Top 15 EMS service providers across the globe. With 24 locations spread across Germany, Hungary, Romania, China, Tunisia, USA, Switzerland and Costa Rica, Zollner Elektronik AG offers cross-sector and cross-technology system solutions along the entire product life cycle, from the development phase through to after-sales service. zollner-electronics.com

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