• 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 Robotik. 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, the fpt group of companies 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: the story

2016

The company's own canteen is named a Michelin-starred restaurant and has been listed in the MICHELIN Guide since then - unique in Germany
Restaurant Schattbuch

2016

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

2014

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

2012

Programming, visualisation and operation in customer language
(SPC, CNC, ICONS)

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

Cooperation with Bobst Group Deutschland GmbH

Erection of the new assembly hall and training centre

2005

New palletising system at Ravensburger with modernisation of logistics

2003

New robot generation fpt SUBITO Plug & Play 

2001

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

1998

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

1997

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

1996

Construction of the new production plant in Amtzell

1995

New field of activity: packaging industry

Manufacturing of packaging and palletising systems

1993

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

1986

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

1984

New field of activity: automation of metal cutting machines

1982

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

1982

Founding of the company in Wangen

Tool making and jig manufacture for the plastics sector