Continuous Success in the Service of Quality

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Everything from a single source: Robotics, measuring technology and surface inspection

2015

Establishing staff in China to strengthen our local service and sales presence.

Worldwide rollout of our inspection systems for weld seam inspection in over 10 automotive plants.

Robiscan and bonNDTinspect are awarded with two Innovation Awards on Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE)

2014

Acquisition of Descam 3D Technologies GmbH to strengthen the optical measuring technology and to expand our 3D scanning services.

Our Winspect® rope testing system is distinguished with the renowned user award from the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing.

2013

Addition of measuring technology applications to our inspection and robotics portfolio.

2012

Spin-off of several subsidiaries and founding of a branch in Austria.

2011

Established as a leading company in the field of machine vision through the integration of Boll Automation GmbH.

2010

First automated system in the world for combined crack and 3D surface inspection. With over 35 % growth in 2010 and successful completion of the research projects in the fields of thermography and inspection of composite materials, we continue to successfully strengthen our market position in the field of automatic surface inspection.

2009

Construction of the first system for robot-guided inspection systems together with Boll Automation GmbH.

2008

Automation W+R GmbH celebrates 30 year anniversary: Starting with real-time control software in 1978, in 2014 we developed patents jointly with SGL-Carbon and Audi for inspection of the carbon-ceramic brake disk.

2007

Inspection of all car brake disks at Daimler AG using Sensior® Disk. Reference report in Daimler Supplier Magazine.

2006

New company head office on Messerschmittstraße with 50 % more space

Registering of several patents in the area of surface inspection

2005

Innovation partner of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour

Investment by BayBG to promote growth

2004

150 automated inspection systems in use around the world, primarily for safety-critical parts subject to mandatory documentation requirements

Systems installed in India and China

2002

Market launch: Automatic surface inspection of free-form shapes

1999

Development of system solutions for automatic crack detection in forging and steel production environments: 1st delivery to the USA

1997

Delivery of automated inspection systems for a wide range of materials: Steel, graphite, ceramics and plastics

1995

Introduction of the modular image processing software Visioncheck® for surface inspection

1988

First fully automatic system solution including part handling for the inspection of safety-critical parts

1984

First automated inspection system with image processing for automotive suppliers

Patenting of automated surface inspection method

1978

Founding of AUTOMATION W+R GmbH consulting and system development in the field of automation and real time programming

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