Modern environmental technology since 1992

IMS Robotics Group specializes in the development, construction and manufacture of robots for sewer rehabilitation. In addition, the company can assert itself as being among the world market leaders in the field of house connection robots and is internationally well positioned. IMS Robotics Group is proud of its high product and production depth and the global marketing of its self-developed systems. The final production of the complex products takes place at the headquarter in Ottendorf-Okrilla near Dresden. IMS Robotics Group receives supplies from a network of reliable and highly professional partner companies and essential components from its own subsidiaries and affiliates.
IMS Robotics Group works closely with its customers and suppliers in order to use the great know-how and experience for the products. We attach particular importance to user-friendly handling and the best possible mobility of the systems. In this way, ideas become products. Technology results in knowledge. And success becomes cooperation!


It is our vision to equip professionals in the sewer rehabilitation industry with the most intelligent and powerful technology for them to make a valuable contribution in maintaining our natural environment and health.
We start where others quit.


We secure the underground infrastructure by delivering the most powerful products to our partners in sewer rehabilitation for avoiding damages to the environment and humans. At the same time, it is our aim to deliver the best and most reliable serial products, as well as highly specialised machines to our customers.
Our strong team is incredibly committed to achieve the impossible. We venture to look below the surface and go the extra mile. We bring our machines to work where common technologies reach their limits.

Company history

  1. 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.

  2. Reorientation

    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.

  3. Special development contract, new shareholder joined IMS

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Expansion of the product range

    IMS Robotics acquired the Swiss company Jenni Umwelttechnik in order to expand its own product range and to provide IMS Robotics' customers with a suitable solution for all aspects of sewer rehabilitation. Christian Jenni is a pioneer in the development of UV curing systems and marketed his products worldwide as early as 2014.

    After the takeover, the development and production of the systems was relocated to Germany and the Swiss company became IMS Pipe Technology AG. This takes care of the distribution and maintenance of all IMS Robotics products in the Confederation from its Herisau location.

  6. Continuous expansion

    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.

Represented worldwide

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.

Do you still have questions about IMS Robotics?

Are you interested in our products and services? Or do you have questions about our company and your career opportunities at IMS? You will find your contact person here. Our service centre will be happy to help you with all your needs.

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