LuraTech, a leading provider of integration platforms and production-level document conversion software, has opened a subsidiary in the UK. The company which has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and offices in the USA has appointed Gary Hodkinson as managing director of LuraTech Ltd.
“We believe that the UK subsidiary headed by Gary will make a very important contribution to the growth of the LuraTech group,” said Carsten Heiermann, managing director of LuraTech Europe GmbH.
Hodkinson brings to LuraTech an impressive track record of successfully establishing companies in the document conversion market. His previous positions include European Partner Manager at ActionPoint (subsequently purchased by Captiva and EMC), and the MD for Paradatec Ltd.
“LuraTech is well known for its leading-edge software solutions and outstanding support. Our key aim is to position LuraTech’s PDF Compressor and DocYard products at the forefront of the UK document conversion market,” commented Gary Hodkinson. “By establishing a local subsidiary we will develop direct contacts with our customers and will be able to provide more personal support, which will be critical to our success in the UK. We are already talking to major UK organisations and hope to be announcing our first successes in the near future,” concluded Hodkinson.
Luratech’s two major product lines are the LuraDocument PDF Compressor Enterprise - a production grade application for compression, conversion to PDF(/A), OCR, classification and form data extraction, and DocYard - a complete platform integrating all the functions of document conversion in workflows, which can be managed centrally.
LuraTech (luratech.com) provides software, services and outstanding support for document conversion. LuraDocument PDF Compressor Enterprise is a production-level application for compression, conversion to PDF and PDF//A, OCR, classification and form data extraction. DocYard is a complete, centrally managed platform that integrates all functions of document conversion into seamless workflows. LuraTech has been a leading provider of document and image compression solutions based on open and ISO standards since it was founded in 1995.
LuraTech has customers in the following sectors: scan service providers, financial services, publishers, energy providers, colleges and libraries and the air force. It also has strategic partnerships with ABBYY, and close collaboration with research institutions, such as the Technical University of Berlin. LuraTech was a voting delegate for German standards institute DIN for the ISO standardisation of JPEG2000 and works with the ISO committee for PDF/A.
LuraTech is an active participant in various associations, including the working committee “Standards” and in regional groups of the Association of Organization and Information Systems (VOI). In addition, LuraTech is the initiator and founding member of the PDF/A Competence Center - a global association with more than 100 members. LuraTech is also a member of AIIM, ARMA, NIRMA and TAWPI and contributes to the consortium for economic administration.
The company headquarters are in Berlin, with additional locations in Remscheid, Germany; San Jose, California and Swindon, UK.