LuraTech becomes Foxit Europe GmbH

Thomas Zellmann // October 11, 2016

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Berlin. In October 2015, Foxit Software acquired LuraTech. As the next logical step on this path, LuraTech is now being renamed to Foxit Europe GmbH. This makes LuraTech a part of a global business and a leading provider of fast, cost-effective, secure PDF software solutions. The Foxit product portfolio – in particular, its established PDF solution PhantomPDF – will enjoy a more significant presence in Europe with local sales and support teams. The server-based products LuraTech PDF Compressor and Rendition Server will continue to see ongoing development work. The company’s established contact persons, its support team and its offices in Berlin and Remscheid will also be retained under the name of “LuraTech, a department of Foxit Europe”.

With 425 million users worldwide and over 100,000 customers, Foxit is a leading provider of fast, cost-effective and secure PDF software solutions. As well as the company’s flagship product, Foxit PhantomPDF, notable products include the free, award-winning Foxit PDF Reader and Foxit ConnectedPDF. This recently-released groundbreaking technology improves productivity when creating, sharing and tracking PDF documents and makes it easier to collaborate on documents worldwide.

The portfolio is completed by LuraTech’s products, the PDF Compressor for compressing files and converting them to PDF and PDF/A, and the Rendition Server, a centralized platform for standardized business-wide conversion of documents to PDF and PDF/A. Foxit Europe is therefore able to present itself as a European provider with a much broader product range, making it a “one-stop shop” for PDF solutions.

Carsten Heiermann, Managing Director of Foxit Europe GmbH, said: “As a department of Foxit Europe, we can now rely on a very large pool of fundamental PDF technology, making us the top PDF center of excellence in Europe. We are able to offer our inherited LuraTech customers a rapid series of innovations across the entire PDF sector, and our users will benefit from local representation and support.”

About Foxit Europe GmbH:
Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable and secure PDF solutions. Businesses and consumers increase their productivity by using Foxit’s client- and server-side solutions to work with PDF documents and forms. Foxit ConnectedPDF is a pioneering technology whose functionality is integrated into products such as PhantomPDF, greatly improving collaboration and productivity when creating, sharing and tracking PDF documents worldwide. Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) help developers reduce costs and improve time to market by easily integrating robust PDF technology into application workflows.
Foxit Europe GmbH, based in Berlin, develops server-based PDF document and data conversion solutions in the form of the PDF Compressor and the Rendition Server, as well as providing bespoke services and outstanding support.
Over 425 million users and more than 100,000 customers across over 200 countries use Foxit’s products, which fully meet the ISO standard 32000 for PDFs.
As a Member of the Board of the PDF Association, Foxit also actively works to further develop all PDF-related ISO standards. Foxit maintains branch offices worldwide, including in the USA, Asia and Europe. Further information:

Editorial Contacts:
Foxit Europe GmbH
Carsten Heiermann
Neue Kantstr. 14
D-14057 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 394050-0
Fax: +49 30 394050-99

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Thomas Zellmann

Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic and modern IT solutions. Prior to joining LuraTech/Foxit in 2001 he worked for Softmatic AG, Software AG and Nixdorf among others. As PDF Evangelist Thomas promotes the mission of the PDF Association. Contact Thomas at


Thomas Zellmann

Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic …