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TactoTek® and csi to cooperate on IMSE® based engineering services to drive innovation with automotive OEMS and suppliers

TactoTek® and csi to cooperate on IMSE® based engineering services to drive innovation with automotive OEMS and suppliers
  • TactoTek and csi join forces to break design and technical boundaries with IMSE (In-Mold Structural Electronics) technology in the development of automotive interior systems
  • Recognized as a high quality development partner of premium automotive brands csi adds IMSE technology to its technology portfolio
  • Combined with csi’s strengths in mechanical, lightweight, lighting and electronics expertise, TactoTek’s IMSE technology breaks new ground in design, functional integration and sustainability for the automotive industry

Oulu, Finland and Neckarsulm, Germany – Finnish IMSE pioneer TactoTek and csi entwicklungstechnik, a leading provider of engineering services and interior systems in the automotive and mobility industry, today announced the signing of a Design & Innovate license agreement. As a TactoTek licensee, csi will be able to build revolutionary designs and smart 3D surfaces with enhanced applications in the automotive market with differentiated IMSE-based solutions.

Game changing technology and collaboration for innovation and sustainability

IMSE enables csi to push the boundaries of what is conventionally feasible and break new ground in design, functional integration, and sustainability. It offers automotive designers new degrees of freedom to set new trends and differentiate themselves in the market. “As a development pioneer, we want to keep pace with the latest and most promising technologies. Therefore, it is only logical that we will develop IMSE based components for our customers in the future”, says Kai Kisseberth, CEO csi entwicklungstechnik, Neckarsulm, Germany.

Scalable platform on IP and know-how for innovation

TactoTek’s IMSE Design and Innovate License for Engineering Partners is a comprehensive package of IP and know-how for IMSE design, innovation, and simulation. It offers our partners the capability to build innovative and rich 3D smart surfaces with enhanced human machine interfaces (HMI). Paavo Niskala, SVP IMSE Technology at TactoTek, says: “In the past few years, we have intensively been exchanging ideas and opportunities in the market place with csi, and their high competence in the development of automotive systems is recognized across the industry. Starting our collaboration will strengthen our IMSE ecosystem in Germany, which we are very delighted about.”

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 csi entwicklungstechnik

With more than 500 employees csi entwicklungstechnik works in the fields of construction and project management for different sectors and industries at ten locations in Germany.

With its core competencies in the areas of Class A surfacing, body work, lightweight constructions, interior, exterior, electrics and electronics, calculation and simulation and consulting csi operates courageous, curious, digital and innovative to change the world with solutions and concepts.

csi develops the mobility of the future according to their claim „we are more than engineers“.

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Karthikesh Raju

SVP Product Management and Marketing,


csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH

Nadine Groenewold

Marketing & Communication



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