The history of IGH Automation

We, IGH Automation GmbH, have been active in the field of production system automation ever since 1985, and right up to the present day we have been continuously developing into a supplier of technical solutions for production optimisation and factory automation. We are looking to the future. But let's nevertheless give you a brief overview of IGH in the past.



Founding of Ingenieurgemeinschaft Gattner Hoppe (IGH) by Ludwig Hoppe and Horst Gattner in Solingen. At this time, we were realising customer-specific projects all over the world, for example the automation of machine controllers, transfer lines, conveyor systems, electroplating systems, networked machine tools, special machines and much more.


Intensification of our collaboration with the Technical University of Ilmenau and founding of the branch in Suhl.


We realised the first test stand projects and quality data acquisition systems. Basic development of the Advanced Quality Inspection system (AQIs).


IGH Automation enters the competition for the German Industry Innovation Award with the AQIs product, and reaches the final round.


Strategic focussing of the company. Realisation of all customer projects based on the AQIs product.


Our first trainee finishes at the top of his year at the South Thuringia IHK.


Focussing of the company in Thuringia and move to new premises in Ilmenau.

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