Tomorrow's industrial processes are digital, networked and autonomous. And we are familiar with that. With innovative solutions for automation and digitalization we prepare your company for the future and catapult you directly to the next level of automated production processes, directly into the age of Industry 4.0.
We, that is the focus Industrieautomation GmbH. For over 30 years now, we have been operating safely and professionally in the dynamic field of process-oriented IT systems and digital automation technology. We plan and implement suitable and sustainable solutions for various sectors of the process and manufacturing industry in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
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Foundation of focus Industrieautomation GmbH by Dieter Munsch and Detlef Schneider / offices in Limburg / sales and support of PC based process visualisation software (Wizcon) exclusively in Germany
Visit to the automation fair INTERKAMA in Düsseldorf / frequent visit to following trade fairs: Hanover Industrial Fair, SPS/IPC/DRIVES and INTERKAMA
Move to larger premises in Merenberg, Industriestraße 9
Opening of a new branch in Osnabrück for sales and support in the north of Germany
First vocational training contract as an IT specialist with a focus on application development
Foundation of eMation GmbH as a distributor of web-enabled automation software
eMation and focus were successfully represented at Hannover 2000 Industry Trade Fair. Presentation of pioneering web technologies for automation systems: 200 square metres of exhibition space, press conference and own presentation show
Separation of business divisions. The newly founded eMation GmbH takes over the distribution and support of the visualisation software Wizcon. focus Industrieautomation GmbH concentrates on holistic automation solutions. Markus Michels becomes chief executive officer
Company's 10th anniversary: celebrations with the Hessian finance minister Karlheinz Weimar, county commissioner Manfred Fluck, president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Günther Schmidt as well as numerous clients
Relocation to the company´s own new building at Siemensstraße 10 in Merenberg
Certification as a Siemens Solution Partner for the following areas: Step7 / HMI / Simatic NET / PCS7
Open day. Presentation of the new building to clients and suppliers
Specialist audits conducted by Siemens / focus is certified as a WinCC Specialist
Attendance at SPS/IPC/Drives as a partner at the Siemens AG booth. Presentation of a database-supported traceability system in production processes
Company's 20th anniversary
Certification as a Siemens Solution Partner 'Water & Wastewater'
Attendance at SPS IPC Drives as a Siemens Solution Partner. Presentation of process tracking and optimization in manufacturing systems
Attendance at Achema in Frankfurt as Siemens Solution Partner / presentation of a solution for the flexible batch production with WinCC
Introduction of health and safety protection / Receipt of the quality label “Sicher mit System“
Company's 25th anniversary
focus signs contract for the use of MindSphere – the cloud-based, open IoT- operating system of Siemens
focus becomes Siemens MindSphere Silver Partner
Dieter Munsch, founder and CEO of focus Industrieautomation GmbH, leaves the company.
Mike Hofmann and Marcell Polley are named authorized signatory.
Successful completion of the audit "Sustainable Corporate Culture" of the Initiative New Quality of Work
Managing Director Markus Michels celebrates 20th anniversary
focus joins the Alliance for Cybersecurity at the Federal Office for Information Security
ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Expert
EPLAN Certified Engineer (ECE)
focus becomes Siemens Edge Partner
30th anniversary of the company
2nd place IHK Education Award 2022
2nd place in the category „SCHULEWIRTSCHAFT-Starter: Small companies“
Award winner of the competition „Success factor family 2022“
Selected systems integrators operate under the name Siemens Solution Partners as providers of Siemens automation and drive technology products holding globally standardised qualifications. The Siemens Solution Partner emblem stands for superior quality – and is thus a reliable indicator that your projects will be executed successfully.
The systematic promotion and enhancement of our partners’ standards is a key element of our unique programme. Contractually defined quality criteria for our partners and clearly defined processes for providing them with optimum support play a central role in this. We thus ensure that through their in-depth product knowledge and systems know-how and their top industry expertise our partners are without exception outstanding at what they do.
Certificate - Industrial Communications | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - Factory Automation | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - Identification & Locating | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - Process Control System | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - Water & Wastewater | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - SCADA | Siemens Solution Partner
Certificate - Industrial Edge | Siemens Solution Partner
B&R's Qualified Partner Program is a network of system integrators and engineering offices with many years of experience in the use of B&R technology. The goal of the program is the successful, joint implementation of end customer projects and the establishment of a long-term partnership.
Regular training sessions and annual recertifications as well as an intensive exchange with the regional B&R subsidiaries guarantee a high level of competence in the implementation of end customer projects with B&R solutions. B&R supports the Qualified Partners in the acquisition of projects and can draw on the application resources of the partners when needed.
The Qualified Partner Program was started in 2017 to systematically respond to the great demand on the market for qualified partners and to provide system integrators who have been working with B&R for years with a platform to make their expertise in consulting, planning and project management available to a constantly growing market.Homepage - www.br-automation.com
Health and safety protection is an essential part of our company’s policy. We are determined to reduce the number of work-related accidents and diseases continually and permanently.
In order to meet these requirements, we have voluntarily submitted all the measures concerning our management of health and safety protection to an audit by the trade association.
The demands were very high and the preparations lasted several months. Finally auditors examined on the spot whether health and safety protection was efficiently managed and maintained by our company.Certificate - Systematic Safety
focus has been certified by the emation GmbH as an e3m partner. Thus focus fulfills the requirements of a successful project realisation of the active energy management system e3m according to recognised standards.
As an official member of the e3m partner network focus profits by a close contact to the software developers. On the one hand, focus extends the expert knowledge of its employees dealing with e3m by trainings and partner meetings. On the other hand, focus contributes to the constant improvement of e3m by a regular exchange of experiences.Homepage - www.e3m.de
focus has successfully taken part in the PROFIBUS-DP and PROFINET seminars offered by Indu-Sol. The seminars components included installation, troubleshooting, diagnosis and maintenance.
As a result, focus has qualified to perform professional fault analysis, acceptance testing, certification, planning and commissioning of Profibus networks.Homepage - www.indu-sol.com
focus was certified by VIDEC Data Engineering as IRMA® System Partner. This certificate confirms that focus is a qualified solution provider for VIDEC and partner products in the field of cyber security for production plant IT.Certificate - IRMA® System Partner
focus was certified by VIDEC Data Engineering as ACRON solution partner. This certificate confirms the long term expert knowledge and competence of focus in using this software for the filing, the evaluating and the analysis of plant data.
In a huge number of plants started up by focus, one or more ACRON applications have been installed for long term archiving, logging and quality assurance of the plant’s data.Certificate - Solution Partner - ACRON
On successful completion of the Password Safe Technical Training and the Password Safe Sales Boot Camp, focus employees were awarded the title of Password Safe Certified Technical Consultant (PWSCTC) and Password Safe Certified Sales Professional (PWSCSP).
Password Safe serves as a central digital safe for securing, managing and monitoring sensitive data such as passwords, (privileged) access and accounts.Homepage - www.passwordsafe.com
Mario Solbach, state-certified Electric engineering technician / me and working in the CAE/CAD engineering department at focus since 01.10.2010, has successfully completed the 22-day training course followed by a 3-day examination to become an EPLAN Certified Engineer.
With the targeted and comprehensive training at the EPLAN Training Academy, Mr. Solbach was trained as an engineering expert and, by passing the exam, provided proof of his extensive skills in the efficient use of the system using the latest engineering methods with the EPLAN rating. As part of the Automation Package, the training focused on the topics of scripting and PLC. Exam content included macro and device technology, part and master data creation, standardized schematic documentation, standardized engineering, automation training and certification preparation.Homepage - www.eplan.de