2012 Sponsors


What counts in the Automotive Industry is a stable and trustworthy partnership between customer and supplier. Siemens offers a uniquely complete range of products, systems and solutions that are perfectly attuned to the needs of the automotive industry. Through our innovations, we contribute substantially to our customer competitiveness on a global scale.

Vertical Sub Segment Automotive (VSS)
As a partner of Corporate Account Management, VSS Automotive coordinates products and systems for large projects – from acquisition to the start of production.

Vertical Automotive’s business goal is non-stop manufacturing excellence for automotive manufacturers around the world.

Building on TIA and TIP in the Industry Suite Automotive, we offer a uniquely complete range of products, systems and solutions that are perfectly attuned to the needs of the automotive industry.

Solutions Team
The Solutions Team elaborates and implements complete solutions – automation, assembly and conveyor technology, production logistics, test equipment and diagnostics – for the automotive industry.

Siemens website


ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots and related software, peripheral equipment, and modular manufacturing cells used in processes such as welding, material handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key market sectors include the automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Focused on delivering solutions and service, ABB helps manufacturers to improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. We have installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.

ABB website

The Dürr Group is a world-leading mechanical and plant engineering business. Approximately 80% of company sales are generated through activities in the automotive sector. In addition, Dürr supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technologies.

Dürr has three divisions serving the automotive market:
1.    Paint and Assembly Systems supplies production and painting technology for car bodies.
2.    Measuring and Process Systems division supplies machinery and systems used in engine, transmission manufacturing and final vehicle assembly.
3.    Clean Technology Systems is focused on developing processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification.

Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide.

Durr website

KUKA Flexible Manufacturing Systems (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, was established in 2000 by its parent company KUKA Systems GmbH, based in Augsburg, Germany, one of the world's leading providers of engineering services and manufacturers of flexible automatic production systems.

Our customers include virtually all the automotive manufacturers, as well as leading suppliers of vehicle components and general industries. Our range of performance encompasses products and services for almost all applications in the industrial processing of metallic or non-metallic materials.

With 3,500 employees, in over 15 countries, we help our customers build the production solutions for the future.

KUKA website

At Rockwell Automation, helping manufacturers succeed and grow is what we do best — with industrial automation control and information solutions designed to give our customers a competitive advantage. From stand-alone, industrial components to enterprise-wide integrated systems, our solutions have proven themselves across a wide range of industries and in some of the most demanding manufacturing environments.

Rockwell Automation website

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, data centers/networks and  residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable and efficient, the company's 110,000+ employees achieved sales of more than EUR 20 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to helping individuals and organisations ‘make the most of their energy’.

Schneider Electric website

The TRUMPF Group ranks among the leading worldwide manufacturing equipment companies. The company comprises three business divisions:
•    Machine Tools/Power Tools,
•    Laser Technology/Electronics,
•    Medical Technology.

TRUMPF’s core business is delivering machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing, including laser processing, bending, and punching and forming, while in the fields of industrial lasers and laser systems the company is the technology leader in the world market. With 60 subsidiaries and branch offices, the group is represented in almost every European country, North and South America and across  Asia.

TRUMPF website


AIDA is the premier global manufacturer of metal forming presses and continues to lead development of new and innovative stamping solutions.

AIDA boasts approximately 2 million square feet of manufacturing space at its global locations, more than 1,500 associates and a press manufacturing capacity exceeding 2,000 presses per year. This all goes to make AIDA one of the largest press manufacturers in the world.

AIDA website

EISENMANN is a leading international supplier of systems for surface finishing, material flow automation, process, high-temperature technologies and the environment. Our employees in Europe, North America and the BRIC countries design and build highly flexible, energy and resource efficient plants for customers in the automotive and supply industries.



PROFIL designs and develops mechanically attached fasteners and the associated installation tooling and feeding equipment for BIW press applications and assembly areas. OEM and Tier customers use PROFIL technology to improve both cost and quality, our technology works across the whole range of materials from Aluminium to 1200 MPa steels.

PROFIL website

Headquartered in Germany, SICK Group has been a partner to the automotive industry since 1946. The company is a leading global supplier of sensor solutions for factory automation, logistics automation and process automation. Based on a broad sensor portfolio that includes a series of cutting-edge innovations, SICK had a turnover of EUR 902 million in 2011. Your global support is ensured by more than 5,800 staff serving 86 countries.

SICK website

TORNOS is a specialist in the manufacture of Swiss type lathes machines for turning parts from bars or billets. Since 2008 Tornos has offered its product line with high precision machining centre, and since 2011, it owns also Cyklos, a company capable of providing fully integrated surface treatment solutions.

Tornos website