• Technology as a vision

    Perhaps it was not just courage that played a part, but also an element of confidence and heaps of creativity, when owner and managing director Hermann Müller founded the company fpt robotics. In any case it is with exactly this mixture that we have managed to become what we are today: leading trendsetter in the development of automation systems and industrial robots.

    Our vision is to create solutions that are unique to the market and far ahead of industrial digitisation. Under the direction of owner and managing director Hermann Müller, together with executive directors Dieter Steinhauser and Harald Gläss, fpt robotics repeatedly seeks out niches to advance into the future with new technologies.

    As a medium-sized company with headquarters in Amtzell near Ravensburg, we are rooted in the region and internationally networked as a long-standing partner of leading companies such as Kuka, SSI Schäfer and Arburg. The basis for this: trust, reliability at all levels and the willingness to work together to realise visions.

    We use customer-specific robotic components through to holistic factory planning to redefine afresh "what robotics can be". The conclusion? Robots can do a lot. Although no matter how smart they work: they cannot think for themselves. Thinking remains our prerogative, our highest good – and our chance for the future.

fpt robotics: the story


Opening of our partner hotel, the Kaiserhof Ravensburg, with 50 rooms on four floors, including four junior suites, two suites and a sauna with relaxation room - seminar and event rooms are also available


40 years of high-tech and innovative spirit: We celebrate our 40th company anniversary


Technological progress in digital freeform printing: Successful commissioning of a 5-axis system prototype at the in-house competence center for digital printing; with the help of robotics, the coating of 3D surfaces using inkjet digital printing is also possible in industrially linked production lines


Development of the "Piece Picking Application" in cooperation with SSI Schäfer: intelligent combination between robotics, camera technology and conveyor system for piece picking in intralogistics


The Restaurant Schattbuch is named a Michelin-starred restaurant and has been listed in the MICHELIN Guide since then


Development of fpt SUBITO ready2_run: In terms of Industry 4.0, components automatically identify their position and function


Further development of fpt SUBITO Plug & Play for flexible cell
fpt SUBITO Connect


Programming, visualisation and operation in customer language


Development of fpt InkBOT for industrial digital printing: the synthesis of robot kinematics and digital printing technology enables industrial printing of workpieces in a high-speed procedure


Development of the robot system "Logipack" in cooperation with Bobst for the production of packaging
Expansion of the production area: opening of the new training centre including Restaurant Schattbuch


Introduction of graphic-based robot programming fpt SUBITO Run Icons: With universal symbols, system operators can handle, calibrate and program with revolutionary ease


Cooperation with SSI Schäfer in the field of food and beverage order picking and in the intra-logistics sector


Cooperation with Bobst Group Deutschland GmbH

Erection of the new assembly hall and training centre


New palletising system at Ravensburger with modernisation of logistics


New robot generation fpt SUBITO Plug & Play 


Start of cooperation with KUKA – compatibility of all fpt robots through a common control platform


Cooperation with the FGK (Cardboard Packaging Research Association) in the field of pharmaceutical packaging


Cooperation with ARBURG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality injection moulding machines


Construction of the new production plant in Amtzell


New field of activity: packaging industry

Manufacturing of packaging and palletising systems


Development of our own fpt robot system;
from now on integration of own linear robots


"Modular transfer system" to solve logistical tasks in the periphery of handling systems; development of a handling system for the plastics processing industry


New field of activity: automation of metal cutting machines


Cooperation with Star Seiki Japan;
since then the integration of handling systems for automation of spray coating machines


Founding of the company in Wangen

Tool making and jig manufacture for the plastics sector