Based on a long-standing cooperation, CleverPine, a provider of software engineering services based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Lufthansa Technik, MRO provider, have founded the joint venture ViTech in Sofia, Bulgaria.
ViTech will build up product-oriented software engineering and a data science centre to deliver software solutions solely for the digitalisation needs of Lufthansa Technik’s business segments. Starting immediately, ViTech will recruit 85 software engineers, all based in Sofia.
With the ambition to accelerate the digital transformation in the aviation industry and its ‘Digitize the Core’ initiative, Lufthansa Technik is expanding its partnership with CleverPine, making the majority-owned joint venture ViTech a dedicated tech hub for the development of digital solutions exclusively for Lufthansa Technik’s business segments.
For the past 15 years, the MRO expert has already had a significant presence in Bulgaria through its subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Sofia. In addition, Sofia is home to leading universities and an emerging ecosystem of tech companies and was therefore chosen as the ideal location to launch ViTech, which is starting operations in October. ViTech is looking for passionate software engineers to join the team of the recently founded venture. The roles comprise engineering managers, software engineers, scrum masters, UX designers, data scientists and product owners.
“Building on our trusted partnership with Lufthansa Technik, we are excited to jointly establish ViTech,” said Hristo Todorov, VP of technology at CleverPine. “Our future team will find this a great place to work and drive the digital transformation of the aviation industry.”
“CleverPine is the ideal partner for our new joint venture,” said Dr William Willms, chief financial officer at Lufthansa Technik. “It has a wealth of expertise in the development of software and digital services and possesses excellent local connections. I’m convinced that ViTech’s developments will further drive the digital disruption of Lufthansa Technik’s business segments at great speed.”
“Based on years of experience in running software product teams and organisation, I am confident that ViTech will start adding value to Lufthansa Technik’s Digitize the Core initiative from its very beginning,” said Radoslav Gaydarski, CEO of ViTech.