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Products  Industrial Automation
Founded  1979, Austria
Headquarters  Eggelsberg, Austria
Motto  Perfection in Automation
B&R httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediade001BuR
Type  Ges.m.b.H. (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
Founder  Erwin Bernecker & Josef Rainer
Number of locations  162 offices in 68 countries
Key people  Erwin Bernecker & Josef Rainer, owners Hans Wimmer, General Manager = Mojtaba Noori
Revenue  approx. 620 Mio. € (est. 2016)
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As a manufacturer of automation technology, the company specializes in controller, visualization and drive technologies. In addition to scalable complete solutions, B&R also provides individual components. The entire product range is oriented toward machine and system manufacturing. B&R is also active in the area of process control automation.

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Company data

In the year 2011, the company generated €410 million of revenue with more than 2,300 employees. Sales were distributed by region as follows:

  • Europe 65%
  • Asia 17%
  • America 15%
  • ROW 2%
  • In the year 2013, reports showed an increase of 11% year-on-year revenue, up to a total of €475 million.

    Locations

    The company headquarters are located in Eggelsberg (Upper Austria). The first building addition there took place in 2000, adding another production plant with a surface area of 10,000 m2. The company has occupied newly expanded facilities since March 2008. With an investment volume of approximately €50 million, an additional 50,000 m2 were added to the headquarters.

    B&R has subsidiaries in the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA. Partner companies expand B&R's presence in over 60 countries worldwide.

    Company history

  • 1980: Unicount - Counter product series, Unicontrol - First freely programmable logic controller
  • 1983: Multicontrol - Controller with digital and analog processing
  • 1986: PROVIT - Programmable visualization terminal
  • 1987: MAESTRO - Control system with integrated computer technology
  • 1989: MAESTRO AXIS CONTROLLER - Basis technology for cam profile and CNC technology
  • 1992: System 2000 - Controller with scalable hardware
  • 1993: IPC2000 - Industrial PC
  • 1994: Panelware - First modular operating panel
  • 1995: System 2003 - Controller with distributed intelligence, PG2000 - DOS-based PLC programming system
  • 1996: IPC5000 - Industrial PC with remote display technology
  • 1997: Automation Studio - Automation software
  • 1999: ACOPOS - Servo drives, Power Panel 41 - Operating unit with integrated controller and visualization
  • 2000: System 2005 - Fourth system generation
  • 2001: X67 System - Control system for IP67 protection
  • 2002: POWERLINK- Real-time Ethernet system
  • 2003: Power Panel - Operating unit with integrated controller, visualization and motion control
  • 2004: X20 System - Modular control system, APC 620 - First automation PC
  • 2005: ACOPOSmulti - Inverter product series
  • 2006: Integrated Safety Technology - Integrated safety technology
  • 2007: GMC - CNC, robotics, motion control and PLC operations in a single controller
  • 2008: ACOPOSInverter – Frequency inverter under STIE (Schneider ElectricToshiba Inverters Europe) Patents
  • 2009: Motors with gears
  • 2011: Multi-touch Panels
  • 2012: Integrated Motor/Drives (ACOPOSmotor)
  • Products

  • Industrial PCs (Automation PCs)
  • I/O systems
  • Control technology
  • Visualizations
  • Safety Products
  • Automation software (B&R Automation Studio)
  • Drive technology (ACOPOS)
  • Process automation (APROL)
  • Modular application technology (mapp Technology)
  • References

    B&R Wikipedia


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