Robotunits is a global manufacturer of a Modular Automation System for production equipment. This includes Conveyor and Linear Motion Technology, Material Handling and Safety Fence systems as well as Machine Framing and Guarding and a unique Aluminum Extrusion & Fastening Technology. The product design strictly follows the Lean Manufacturing concept, which stands for multifunctional and smart component design to reduce time and cost in all areas of your organization. Robotunits has manufacturing operations in the USA and Austria and has additional locations in Germany, Italy and Australia.

Robotunits Global

Characterized by growth and innovation for 30 years

  • 1988
  • 1994
  • 1994
  • 2001
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2016
  • Christian Beer established Heron Sondermaschinenbau GmbH. Original core business of today's parent company: Development and construction of assembly machines. Today, Heron provides services to its subsidiary companies. Its tasks consist of finances, personnel training and product development.

  • Foundation of Robotunits GmbH. After many years of development, the Robotunits modular automation system is introduced to the market. The engineers developed a completely new, easy-to-use modular automation system. New sales structures and production facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Italy followed.

    The Robotunits team wins the “Vorarlberg Innovation Award” for the development of the modular automation system the same year.

  • Innovation award for the world’s only backlash-free and positive-locking connection technology

  • Foundation of Robotunits INC. - USA

  • Foundation of Robotunits Pty Ltd. - Australia

  • Foundation of Robotunits Italia S.r.l. - Italy

  • Construction of the new headquarters "Heron Ideenfabrik” in Dornbirn

  • Opening of Heron Ideenfabrik

  • Foundation of Servus Intralogistics GmbH.

  • Heron expands the production space by another 3000 square meters to 5600 square meters, including a closed tunnel for trucks for incoming and outgoing deliveries.

Heron Innovations Factory

The Heron Innovations Factory is the foundation of our constant desire to innovate. According to our product philosophy, the design of the company building follows a modular design. This leads to open and modern work areas which help us to react flexibly and quickly to changes in our work environment. The result is open and direct communication among our employees, a flat hierarchy from the apprentice to the CEO. Open, innovative & quick, like a startup company.

The Innovations Factory should be an active & lively work environment. A place to generate new ideas & innovations. It is our goal to welcome customers with a current project and allow them to see the entire range of innovations and latest technologies in real-time. For example, Servus Transport Robots connect the entire company logistics, production and commissioning. Every department, from parts receiving to shipping, is connected through Servus to allow our employees to concentrate on value-add activities as much as possible.

With the Innovations Factory we want to show the future implications of a connected organization in the age of Industry 4.0 and lean culture on our employees and organizations.

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