About us

IBG – Innovative development partner in the field of automation

The IBG / Goeke Technology Group is an innovative development partner for technologies in the field of automation of production processes in various areas of industry. With more than 280 employees at locations in Germany, Europe, Asia and North America and a success story spanning decades, the Group designs production systems tailor-made for customers right through to commissioning. The focus here is on innovative robotic and automation systems for assembly and testing tasks.

The applications developed by IBG are used in almost all areas of industry: automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, aerospace, electronics, energy, consumer goods, furniture, telecommunications and many more. The service package ranges from development and construction, through engineering and prototype construction to turnkey systems.

Numerous cooperations with technical universities reflect the strong research and innovation orientation of Goeke Technology Group.

Customers become partners.


2022 TOP 100

IBG belongs to the most innovative German SMEs.

2022 Mittelstand 10.000

Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and appointment as a company of excellence.

2021 Mittelstand 10.000

Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and appointment as a company of excellence.

2020 Mittelstand 10.000

Listing in the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and appointment as a company of excellence.

2020 TOP 100

IBG belongs to the most innovative German SMEs and even ranks third in its size category.

2019 Malta Intellectual Property Award

IBG wins the 2nd place  in the "Technological Initiative" category.

2019 Germany`s most innovative medium-sized company

IBG is one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany according to the "WirtschaftsWoche" ranking.

2019 TOP 100

IBG belongs to the most innovative German SMEs.

2018 Family-friendly company rating

IBG receives award for being a family-friendly company.

2018 TOP 100

IBG belongs to the most innovative German SMEs.

2018 ife-Award

“iProcell” reached 2nd place at the innovation award lot size 1+.

2017 Robotics Award

The projects "Next Level Human-Robot Collaboration" and "Automatic Plunger Insertion System" were awarded the title BEST OF 2017 in the category "Production Engineering & Mechanical Engineering" by the expert jury of the Robotics Award 2017.

2017 IT Innovation Award

The project "Next Level Human-Robot-Collaboration" was awarded the title BEST OF 2017 in the category "Industry & Logistics" by the expert jury of the Initiative Mittelstand.

2016 EuBEA Award

"Gold" in the category "Best Use of Technology", "Cultural Event" and "Opening/Celebration/Festivity" for the opening ceremony of HANOVER TRADE FAIR 2016.

2016 Galaxy Award

"Gold" in the "Exhibition Presentation" category and "Honors" in the "Grand Opening" category for the opening of HANOVER TRADE FAIR 2016.

2016 FAMAB Award

Awarded in the category "Best Technics" for the opening of HANOVER TRADE FAIR 2016.

2016 GreenTec Award

During the exclusive gala event of the GreenTec Award 2016 IBG was awarded 2nd place in the category "Production".

2015 Industry Award

In the category Production Engineering & Mechanical Engineering for the product "iProcell" - a new level of manufacturing.

2015 German Economy Innovation Award

Finalist in the category medium-sized enterprises for the project "Vision Car" and "iProcell".

2014 MM Award

Award for the system solution "iProcell" at the automatica 2014.

2014 Nortec Award

In the field "Process Integration - Customer Integrated Solution".

2011 Robotics Award

For the project "Assembly on the fly - Automated front-end assembly in continuous operation".

2010 Systems house of the month December

Articulated-arm robot assembles wheels in continuous operation (Automationspraxis magazine).

2010 Potential Innovation

For the project "Automatic wheel assembly in continuous operation"
Impulse magazine, German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Day.

2007 Germany

Place in the land of ideas


The company began as an engineering firm with 2 employees and now employs more than 280 people across its locations.


Integration of IBG Robotronic GmbH with IBG Automation GmbH.


Expansion of the sites in Neuenrade und Lübeck.


Branch opened in Augsburg and further representative offices in the USA and Canada.


IBG Automation Malta Ltd. and other representative offices in China and Japan are opened.


XPION GmbH, an agency for brand experience, is incorporated into Goeke Technology Group.


New building: IBG Technology centre Neuenrade


Branch opened in South Carolina, USA


Goeke Technology Group GmbH is founded


IBG Technology Hansestadt Lübeck GmbH is founded


Rebranding as IBG Automation GmbH and IBG Robotronic GmbH is founded.


IBG Industrieautomatisierung GmbH is founded


Foundation of the company as an engineering firm with a focus on development and production of automation systems

Social Engagement

As an owner-managed, international group of companies with strong roots in the Neuenrade and Lübeck regions, we see it as our responsibility to support local initiatives, institutions and associations. We focus on values such as responsibility, tradition and sustainability. That is why we provide particular support in the areas of education, e-mobility and sport. You can find an excerpt of our commitment here.

For years it has been our tradition not to send our customers Christmas presents. Instead, every year we hold a painting competition for the children of our employees. The best entries are sent as Christmas cards instead of gifts. The money "saved" is donated to good causes.


As part of the Bilingual Education project, a comprehensive bilingual education programme will be created in the city of Lübeck by 2025 at the latest, from kindergarten to A-levels, in order to acquire a bilingual biography. The bilingual teaching will be supplemented by native speakers. IBG is a shareholder of Bilinguale Erziehung in Lübeck gGmbH.

Since 2011, the federal government and private sponsors have been supporting high-performing and committed students with a German scholarship. It is the largest public-private project in the education sector in Germany. IBG supports the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

Balve Realschule (a type of secondary school) is located together with the Hauptschule (also a type of secondary school) in the school complex of Balve. The Realschule is attended by over 400 pupils, who are taught by 22 teachers. IBG is cooperation partner of the Realschule.


The Formula Student Team Raceyard of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel develops, constructs and builds its own racing car within the Formula Student framework. This is an international design competition for student teams competing in various disciplines. The competition offers participating students the opportunity to directly apply their skills and theoretical knowledge from their studies. In the 2017/2018 season IBG was platinum sponsor of the Raceyard Teams.

The Northern European E-Mobile Rally leads the participants across Schleswig-Holstein. At the biggest e-mobile rally in Northern Europe a smooth and energy-saving driving style is in the foreground. Because in a competition with electric cars it is more about accuracy and endurance than about speed. Driving skills, the economical use of energy and cooperation within the team are combined in a sporty and entertaining way at this automobile event. IBG is not only sponsor of the event, but also participates in the Rally with trainees.

Sports and clubs

The Balve Optimum is an international equestrian tournament, which takes place annually in June on the show grounds at Wocklum Castle in Balve. The tournament is organised by the Turniergemeinschaft Balve GmbH and the Reiterverein Balve. We support the tournament.

The Young Roosters are the offspring of the Iserlohn EC. The men's team plays as Iserlohner Roosters in the German Ice Hockey League. Each season about 1,000 children take part in the IEC school sport and 120 children go through the ice skating school. The teams play in six age groups. IBG participates as a car sponsor of the young ice hockey players.

On the occasion of the Prange Cup 2016, IBG sent its own basketball team, the Dunkin' Robots, into the race for the first time and with a fantastic result. Since then, employees have been training regularly to further develop their skills.

Optimisation of production processes in all sectors

Automation and Robotics as instruments for increasing the efficiency of industrial production processes are designed and developed by the IBG / Goeke Technology Group, under the guiding principle "Transformation of human genius into technical perfection". Technology solutions and high technology systems are designed for the individual requirements of our global clients and all sectors, from our main headquarters in Neuenrade, Dortmund.

Automotive solutions, robotics-based solutions and other technology systems from the IBG / Goeke Technology Group are best-in-the-class industry technologies. We achieve this top level in industrial technology through close interlinking of decades of experience as engineers with science and research. We ensure that our know-how in the automotive and robotics fields, as well as our technology service, benefits from optimisation of industrial processes, but without losing sight at the person at the centre of it all – learn more about our social engagement here.

  • Automation of complex manufacturing and assembly systems
  • Configuration of special systems
  • Development and construction of customer-specific special machines