History of AUTFORCE
In the name of success, growth and customer-orientation
2019-2020 Development of our AUTFORCE CUBES & move into the new headquarters
With the know-how of 20 years of experience in the automation of test processes and established partners, our modular test systems, the AUTFORCE CUBES, were developed. Our CUBES consist of a base with a modular set-up, which can vary depending on the application. In combination with our MES AUTFACTORY it is possible to guarantee data traceability down to batch size 1. Even changes in the test sequence can be easily realized without any programming knowledge.
In order to be able to guarantee the development from a pure software service provider up to a supplier of inspection and test systems, an own building with assembly hall was absolutely necessary. In March 2020 we were then able to move into our new headquarters, just in time before the lockdown. Not far from our old location in Lebring, we are now ready for new, exciting projects and can now support you much faster and more efficiently by bundling our office and hall space in one place.
2014-2018 Completing our portfolio
Where manufacturing processes are automated, there is usually a need for identification for traceability and quality control using image processing. As a logical conclusion, Autforce Vision Systems GmbH was founded in 2014 in Lienz, East Tyrol. Core areas are industrial image processing, identification and laser marking.
The next logical step for our company: The quality management system - which has been applied for years - has been successfully certified by Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 in 2015.
Partners of AUTFORCE Automations GmbH have also always appreciated the innovative services of their "Think Tank - AUTFORCE". With the addition of the Mechanical Design department, all disciplines of modern automation can now be offered. The complete support by AUTFORCE means an average coordination saving of 15 percent for our customers.
2009 - 2013 Focus on internal developments
Progress and innovation are increasingly becoming the focus of industry's attention. We react to the increasing development requirements by installing an in-house R&D department. Also our Academy department creates a win-win situation for customers and the company itself: The top training of internal employees guarantees efficient customer projects - the training of external employees creates a knowledge advantage for the customer on site. AUTFORCE directly implements valuable findings from the previous "Year of Future Optimization" and from now on acts as a real full-service provider. The new specialist areas switchgear and installation supplement the portfolio optimally.
2004 - 2008 Expansion of the portfolio with MES AUTFACTORY
The engineering division is launched and stands for electrical planning at the highest level.
AUTFORCE Automation is in demand as never before. The industrial it department is formed and expertise in high-level programming is strengthened.
Further development through a valuable insight: There is much more to industrial IT than pure IT services. AUTFORCE Automation is committed to IT product development and sets a sign for progress & innovation with AUTFACTORY MES. This forward-looking software solution is meeting with great demand and is already being used several times in industry in the same year.
With PLC, AUTFORCE Automation laid the company foundation in the field of software programming in 2000. In 2007, the specialist area is expanded to include robotic and cooperation with renowned manufacturers such as ABB, Stäubli and KUKA the new area of robot programming is launched.
2000 - 2003: Experts in the field of PLC programming
Oliver Hohnhold and DI (FH) DI Christian Herzog found AUTFORCE Automation. The young company starts with the first two departments plc and project. After a short time, the first successes are recorded and additional employees are hired.
By introducing standards in Siemens Step7 programming, cost, time and quality potentials can be tapped for the customer. AUTFORCE Automation responds to the needs of the market and expands its portfolio to include HMI for optimal visualization of systems.
A certification guarantees the highest quality: AUTFORCE Automation qualifies as one of the few Austrian Siemens Solution Partners and thus stands for outstanding, tested professionalism to this day.