technology since 1992
IMS Robotics GmbH specialises in the development, design and manufacturing of robots for sewer rehabilitation, sewer cleaning equipment using ultra-high pressure water technology and UV curing systems. In the field of indoor connection milling, the company is already established among the world market leaders. Our IMS Group team consists of around 100 employees at various locations in Germany and Switzerland, as well as national subsidiaries and joint ventures in Italy, France and China. Our manufacturing takes place exclusively at our headquarters in Ottendorf-Okrilla.
We work closely with our customers and suppliers to incorporate their vast knowledge and experience into our products. We pay particular attention to user-friendly handling and the best possible mobility of the equipment. In this way, ideas become products. Knowledge becomes technology and cooperation results in success!
World market leading technology made in Germany. That’s IMS Robotics.
Foundation IMS Robotics GmbH
Graduate engineers Jens Bauer and Bernd Ciesla opened an engineering office in Ottendorf-Okrilla in 1992. Together with five employees, they initially concentrated on special machine construction in the field of packaging machines.
An inquiry from a local sewer cleaning company steers the company's interest in a new direction. The development of sewer cleaning robots begins. The result: the first IMS sewer cleaning robot FR150. Over the following years, the focus is increasingly directed towards environmental technology.
IMS goes international
IMS Robotics now has 20 employees. The continuing positive development of the business sector: sewer cleaning robots and environmental technology, enables the expansion of national and international sales. Ljubisa Zlatkovic takes over 50 percent of the company shares.
From house connection to main sewer
After founder Jens Bauer retires, Ljubisa Zlatkovic becomes the sole shareholder and managing director of IMS Robotics GmbH. With the sale of the first DRIVE main sewer milling machine, the company opens up new areas of application. After the foundation of IMS Robotics International GmbH, this company acts as the sales company for the North American and Asian markets.
Expansion of the product range
With the purchase of "Jenni Umwelttechnik AG" in Switzerland, IMS Robotics secures all rights to their UV systems. With this know-how the foundation is laid to enter the development of curing systems.
ILZ GmbH becomes part of the IMS Group. By establishing its own machining company, IMS Robotics GmbH ensures that its own needs are covered in the long term. A further cooperation agreement with the Polish software development company Alpha Logic Spzoo, aims at the development of the software interface for the IMS milling machines.
25 years of IMS Robotics
In its anniversary year, the company can look back on plenty of successes. Already in 2016, a new wing of the building with offices for design and E-technology and a new production hall were put into operation at the site.
Growth on site
After IMS recorded its strongest year in the company's history in terms of sales with around 15 million euros, the company in Ottendorf-Okrilla continues to grow steadily. With the start of a working student and an apprentice in the field of mechatronics, the company is increasingly focusing on the promotion of young talent. Worldwide, the IMS Robotics Group now has around 90 employees.
Continuity in success
IMS Robotics continues to grow: already in 2019, the production area will was increased with the expansion of our production hall. For a continuously high service quality, the company has established a second service location in Wettstetten (state of Bavaria) in the summer of 2020.
The IMS group of companies is there for you worldwide. In addition to our locations in Germany and Switzerland, our sales companies ensure that our customers enjoy the best IMS service wherever you happen to be. We are supported by around 40 dealerships in 30 countries.
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Robert Kay Englisch