From 2012 to 2015, Fedor Titov, Florian Tietze and Philipp Halata worked on a research project at TU Hamburg that looked at approaches to boost productivity in shipbuilding. After successfully obtaining their PhDs, the trio built on the project findings to form attenio GmbH in September 2016. Aided by two student interns and the support of three development partners from several key industries (including medical devices, coating systems and enclosure assembly), their first product release was the digital assembly tool Tio2Do.
With the company workforce reaching double figures in recent years, attenio has also made the move from a small room at the University to a spacious office all of its own on the Elbe island of Veddel in the centre of Hamburg. Attenio can now draw on the combined expertise of a wide range of experts in software development, marketing, product design and business development. The creative team is complemented by experienced coaches and entrepreneurs. From November 2019 onwards, the company’s growth has been further fuelled by seed investor HTGF, IFB Hamburg and a private business angel investor.
This year, the company passed a new milestone: with the acquisition of View2Connect from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, attenio is now able to offer its customers an integrated collaboration and communication platform for planning and production.