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TactoTek® and EVO collaborate to expand IMSE® Technology to bring leading-edge interfaces to the Automotive Industry

TactoTek® and EVO collaborate to expand IMSE® Technology to bring leading-edge interfaces to the Automotive Industry
  • TactoTek and EVO’s collaboration expands the adoption of IMSE (In-Mold Structural Electronics) technology to automotive interiors
  • Reputed development partner of premium automotive brands, EVO strengthens its portfolio with the addition of IMSE technology
  • EVO’s expertise in mechanical, lighting, and electronics, enhanced with TactoTek’s IMSE technology, creates opportunities for new and sustainable designs for the automotive industry

Oulu, Finland and Oberschleißheim, Germany, April 4, 2023 – Finnish IMSE® pioneer TactoTek and German EVO GmbH, a leading engineering services and interior systems provider for the automotive and mobility industry, have signed a license agreement. As a TactoTek licensee, EVO drives the adoption of leading-edge designs for the automotive market enabling the adoption of smart surfaces and light-based user interfaces driven by IMSE technology. TactoTek’s proprietary IMSE technology ensures differentiated designs that are light, thin, and enhance sustainability while enabling seamless experiences for the users.

Definitive Technology that combines unique design with sustainability

With IMSE, EVO can generate fresh perspectives to design and functional integration, offering automotive interior designers choices to experiment with new concepts that merge design with electronics, opening ways by which brands can differentiate themselves in the market. “We always seek technology that stands out. IMSE, with its ability to generate design freedom for 3D smart surfaces, and its emphasis on additive manufacturing, is a perfect solution for today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges.”, says Siegfried Bugl, CEO of EVO Gmbh, Oberschleißheim Germany.

Scalable technology platform with a diverse set of tools to facilitate fast design adoption

TactoTek’s IMSE License for Engineering Partners is a comprehensive package of IP and toolkits for IMSE design, innovation, and simulation to accelerate the development of smart 3D surfaces. Paavo Niskala, SVP of IMSE Technology at TactoTek, says: “This collaboration with EVO helps us spread the IMSE know-how in the marketplace. Our objective is to ensure that an ecosystem is in place for us to expand our market reach. EVO, with their leading engineering and design expertise, is an ideal partner that can help build refreshing designs for automotive OEMs, and this collaboration strengthens our reach with the German OEMs.”

About TactoTek®

TactoTek develops and licenses In-Mold Structural Electronics (IMSE®) for its customers over a broad range of industries. With especially strong interest from the automotive market, the IMSE vision of smart surfaces, smaller carbon footprint, and circular economy resonates beyond the surface, bringing technology innovators and brands together in ways not often seen previously. TactoTek helps brand owners and suppliers to flourish in the new era of smart surfaces.

TactoTek is funded by international leaders in finance and industry committed to advancing technology solutions that benefit consumers and the environment. TactoTek investors include Conor Venture Partners, 3M Ventures, Repsol Energy Ventures, Faurecia Ventures, Voima Ventures, Tesi, Nidoco AB, and Cornes Technologies Limited. For more information, please visit tactotek.com.

About EVO GmbH

EVO is a company that is both a specialist and a philanthropist. For our customers, we are an innovative development partner who ticks personally and acts flexibly. For our employees it is a reliable employer who balances and individually promotes work-life. For the rest of the world, a committed company that looks beyond its own nose and feels responsible. Solutions are our drive - and we? A little bit different. Welcome to EVO.

Find out more about EVO on https://evo-gmbh.com/en/

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Karthikesh Raju

SVP Product Management and Marketing



Siegfried Bugl

CEO & Founder


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