KEBA

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Keba AG
stock corporation
Industry Automation
Founded 1968
Headquarters Linz, Austria
Key people
Gerhard Luftensteiner (CEO), Franz Höller (CTO)
Revenue 181 Mio. €[1]
Number of employees
950
Website www.keba.com

Keba AG is an international market player that develops and manufactures automation solutions for the industrial, banking, services and energy automation areas. The Austrian company was founded in 1968 and is privately owned.[1] The company has annual sales revenues of €189.5 million of which 80% are obtained in export markets.[2][3]

KEBA Group headquarters are located in Linz (Austria) and it is represented by its own subsidiaries in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, South Korea, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA.[4]

Areas of activity[edit]

KEBA Zentrale Linz

In the industrial automation area KEBA focuses on solutions for

  • Plastics injection moulding machines and robots
  • General machinery production and plant building
  • The sheet metal processing sector
  • Mobile and stationary operating solutions for machines and robots[5]

In the banking and services automation sector, the focus is on

  • Self-service systems for banks and financial institutes (ATMs, deposit and withdrawal machines, cash recycling systems, statement printers)
  • Last mile solutions for postal and logistics companies (parcel lockers)
  • Automation solutions for lottery companies

In its newest business area, energy automation, KEBA offers solutions in the e-mobility that include charging stations and control and operating systems for alternative heating systems.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1968 by Gunther Krippner, who was joined by Karl Kletzmair in 1970. 1984 saw the concentration on the industrial, banking and sawmill automation sectors. In 1990 KEBA Deutschland GmbH was founded as a fully owned subsidiary. In 1994 KEBA obtained DIN ISO 9001 certification. In 1998, the KEBA US Corp. was founded. In 1999 KEBA AG achieved sales revenues of ATS 1 billion for the first time. The main emphasis was on industrial and banking automation. In the same year, the legal form of the company was altered to that of a stock corporation. In 2003, the company moved into a new headquarters building in Linz. In 2004 a subsidiary was founded in China and this was followed by two further Chinese locations. In 2006, KEBA Automation S.R.L. was launched in Romania and in the same year a holding was taken in agimatec GmbH.[6] In 2007, the CBPM-KEBA joint venture in Beijing was founded with the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation, the world’s largest banknote printing house.[7] In 2008, the branch in Taiwan was opened. In 2009 further branches were launched in Turkey, China and Italy. In the same year, the energy automation field was entered with charging stations. In 2010, the area of heating control systems for alternative energy forms was opened up and KEBA also opened a branch in Japan. In 2012, a branch was founded in South Korea. In 2013, KEBA purchased a majority holding in the Dutch automation company DELEM.[8] In 2013, the KePol LS logistics solutions, which was specially designed for indoor applications was launched onto the market. In 2013 KEBA opened a second production site in Linz, Austria.[9] 2016 KEBA AG took over the self-service specialist KEMAS GmbH, a German company based in Oberlungwitz.[10]

Awards[edit]

  • ineo Award Award from the WKO OÖ for the strong commitment in the apprenticeship training[11]
  • Robotic Award 2014 for the “directMove” handheld operating device T10
  • Upper Austrian Pegasus (business prize) 2014 in Bronze[12]
  • Postal Technology Award 2013 as the Supplier of the Year (KePol parcel lockers)[13]
  • IF Product Design Award 2010 for KeControl C3
  • Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the KePlast EasyMold software tool
  • FFG (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft) Award 2008
  • Best Family-Owned Company in Upper Austria 2008
  • IF Product Design Award 2008 for the KePlus R6 / X6
  • IF Product Design Award 2007 for the KeTop T50
  • Pegasus 2005 in Gold (Business Prize of the OÖ Nachrichten newspaper)
  • Austrian National Prize for Quality 2004 (Large Company Category)
  • World Mail Award 2004 in Gold (Innovation Category) for the KePol Packstation
  • Upper Austrian Prize for Innovation 2003 in Gold for the Kemro K2 and the Trumpf Bendmaster
  • Pegasus 2001 in Bronze (Business Prize of the OÖ Nachrichten newspaper)
  • Upper Austrian Prize for Innovation 2000 in Gold for the Kemro K700
  • Pegasus 2000 in Silver (Business Prize of the OÖ Nachrichten newspaper)
  • Austrian Knewledge Award for further training from the Federal Austrian ministry for education, science and culture 2000, 1. place (in the category of companies with up to 500 employees)[14]
  • Pegasus in crystal 2016 to Karl Kletzmaier, co-founder of KEBA, for entrepreneurial life's work[15]

Individual references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "keba-sales" (in German). OÖ Nachrichten. Retrieved 2016-08-26.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "keba-facts" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ OÖ Nachrichten 24. Juni 2015
  3. ^ Wirtschaftsblatt 24. Juni 2015
  4. ^ "Facts" (in German). KEBA AG. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Facts" (in German). KEBA AG. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ KEBA Präsentation GJ10, Seite 7
  7. ^ Elektrotechnik, 9. August 2007
  8. ^ Magazin Produktion, 17. Juni 2013
  9. ^ "Facts" (in German). KEBA AG international. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  10. ^ "Facts" (in German). OÖ Nachrichten. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  11. ^ WKO
  12. ^ leadersnet.at 10. Juni 2014
  13. ^ "Facts" (in German). postal technology international. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  14. ^ knewledge.at
  15. ^ "Facts" (in German). OÖ Nachrichten. Retrieved 2016-08-26.