Integration is the art of harmonizing hardware, software, and equipment systems in order to optimize, visualize, and automate manufacturing processes.

Automation is the art of transforming manually performed business activities into processes that are orchestrated and controlled through software solutions.

Optimization is the art of maximizing manufacturing efficiency, throughput, OEE, yield, and quality by monitoring, analyzing, and iteratively tuning manufacturing processes.

Visualization is the art of providing transparency into manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain operations in order to enable continuous optimization.

Migration is the art of exchanging critical business processes and IT systems without disrupting manufacturing operations.

A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

Best practices documents describe manufacturing IT solutions which are accepted within the manufacturing industry as being correct or most effective.

Previously recorded webinars provide in-depth discussion regarding specific manufacturing topics and solutions.

Demos are brief videos that showcase a specific aspect of a manufacturing topic or solution.

Presentations and recordings from past events hosted or attended by SYSTEMA are available to view or download.

Case studies are up-close and detailed examinations of challenges faced within a real-world manufacturing environment along with proven solutions.

Data sheets provide critical pieces of information, such as features and technical details, related to SYSTEMA’s products and services.

Blogs are informal discussions or informational pieces related to manufacturing optimization topics, solutions, and SYSTEMA-related news.

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Enabling Smart Manufacturing for 25 Years. Experience Matters.

Delivering manufacturing systems integrations, extensions, consulting and custom software solutions to discrete-manufacturing industry verticals is the core strength of our business. Our reputation and brand are built upon over a quarter century of conducting business with an ethic bound by mutual respect and trust – among our team, customers, partners and competitors.

We are proud of the reputation we have earned through successful delivery of manufacturing automation solutions to 100+ independent customers, including Fortune Global 500 companies, within the semiconductor, solar, automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, and retail industries. Together, our team, partners, and customers continue to drive innovation through the Art of Automation.

We consider it an art to elicit our customers’ true intentions and to employ our talents and expertise to craft solutions that exceed expectations within a defined scope, schedule and budget. Our experience guides us in determining where to start, how to start, and why to start there.

This experience also allows us to recognize the difference between marketing hype, solutions that work, and those that simply show promise. As a result, we consistently guide our customers towards solutions that truly fit their needs — even if it means that we might not be the right partner for them.

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SYSTEMA GmbH Founded 1993



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Automation Possibilities

25 Years of SYSTEMA –
Art of Automation

When SYSTEMA was founded in the early ’90s, our small team of four organized our efforts around the idea of developing software solutions for process automation. Opportunities in the medical industry for process automation seemed promising but, ultimately, that idea was well ahead of its time.

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, automation was in high demand. Improvements in efficiency, quality, and cost reductions were evident through the automation of data collection and production processes. The smart factory was in its infancy, the Internet of Things was just a speck on the digital horizon, and the SYSTEMA team was positioned right in the heart of the semiconductor industry in Dresden to grow alongside these technologies into a new digital age.

Manfred & Inge Austen

Founders of SYSTEMA


1995 – Dreaming Big in Regensburg

SYSTEMA was founded by Inge Schöll-Austen and Manfred Austen in Regensburg in 1993. This was the first of many steps towards realizing the dream to build an international information technology and software development organization.

In these early years, SYSTEMA GmbH displayed all the hallmarks of an IT startup – long days, late nights, and an unwavering belief in our ability to succeed.

History of SYSTEMA GmbH
History of SYSTEMA GmbH

1997 – The Village Startup

In the 8 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new industry emerged in Eastern Germany: microelectronics. SYSTEMA recognized this as an opportunity to deliver its software development and IT skills to fabs in need of automation.

The acquisition of a large manor in Eastern Germany followed and SYSTEMA relocated to a small village outside of Dresden. Upon arrival, it became clear that phone service was still a rarity in Eastern Germany – and by good fortune, SYSTEMA’s new home had the only phone in the entire village.

2000 – In the Spirit of Manfred

As SYSTEMA outgrew the village manor, it looked to relocate near the big semiconductor fabs in Saxon Silicon Valley, where automation was in high demand. As fate would have it, the address of the perfect location was “Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring,” in memory of Manfred von Ardenne – a famous German inventor and researcher who also happens to be the namesake of SYSTEMA’s founder Manfred Austen.

Manfred von Ardenne, who held over 600 patents, exemplified the passion to create and contribute something important to the world, a principle that guides the employees of SYSTEMA on a daily basis. Today, SYSTEMA has grown into the successful, international software development company that was once just a dream, with offices and employees on four continents and customers worldwide.

History of SYSTEMA GmbH

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