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Regionally rooted and at home in the world

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We are an innovative development partner in the field of automation

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Our solutions for your production

Designing and implementing customised production systems for all industries has been our passion and expertise since 1982. Our owner-managed group of companies with headquarters in Neuenrade is at home all over the world. We see ourselves as a source of inspiration for the manufacturing industries.

From research to industry

The link between science and industry is the basis of our successful solutions. Our automated production systems are based on intensive research work, our solutions are individually developed and serve to increase the efficiency of our customers.

Visionary DNA in the second generation - management of IBG I Goeke Technology Group

40 years of innovative strength through research and development

Our company history began in 1982 as an engineering office. The group of companies now employs more than 300 engineers, specialists and skilled workers. Ever since we were founded, we have seen ourselves as a source of inspiration for the manufacturing industries.

In our anniversary year, we are leaning on cherished traditions and proudly looking back on milestones in our company's history.

Our history
  • 1982
    Founded as an engineering office with a focus on the development and production of automation systems
  • 1984
    Delivery of the first self-developed system
  • 1985
    First company building in the industrial area on Osemundstraße - still part of the Neuenrade site today
  • 1985
    First participation in an industrial fair with a presentation of future-oriented technologies
  • 1999
    Founding of the Lübeck location for processing the North German and Scandinavian market
  • 2002
    Founding of the parent company Goeke Technology Group GmbH
    Inauguration of the technology center in Neuenrade for the central management of all company activities
  • 2014
    Inclusion of XPION - an agency for brand experience - in the Goeke Technology Group
  • 2014
    Founding of the Malta site with highly qualified, English-speaking engineers and technicians
    Expansion of the German locations - almost doubling the area in Lübeck and large AGV test field in Neuenrade

With our values and our innovative strength, we are able to shape a future with technologies for people. In our daily work we reflect on our roots in order to prepare for the challenges of the future. With innovative applications, smart solutions and tailor-made services, we move a wide variety of industries: intelligently, efficiently and climate-friendly.

Award - for the fourth time in a row Award 2022 "TOP Innovator 100" for IBG

Confirmation of our daily work

Our commitment to optimizing productions and taking care of our employees are regularly confirmed by awards. These include, among other things:

  • TOP Innovator 100
  • Mittelstand 10.000 und Ernennung zum Exzellenzbetrieb
  • Robotics Award
Our awards

2023 Mittelstand 10.000
Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and nomination as a company of excellence.

2022 Prädikat Familienfreundliches Unternehmen
IBG recertified as a family-friendly company.

2022 TOP 100
IBG is one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

2022 Mittelstand 10.000
Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and nomination as a company of excellence.

2021 Mittelstand 10.000
Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and nomination as a company of excellence.

2020 TOP 100
IBG is one of the most innovative medium-sized German companies and ranks third in its size class.

2020 Mittelstand 10.000
Confirmation of the DDW ranking of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany and nomination as a company of excellence.

2019 Malta Intellectual Property Award
IBG wins 2nd place in the "Technological Initiative" category.

2019 Deutschlands Innovativste Mittelständler
In the WirtschaftsWoche ranking, IBG is one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized German companies.

2019 TOP 100
IBG is one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

2018 Prädikat Familienfreundliches Unternehmen
IBG recognized as a family-friendly company.

2018 TOP 100
IBG is one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.

2018 ife-Award
"iProcell" took second place in the innovation prize lot size 1+.

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

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

2016 EuBEA Award
"Gold" in the category "Best Use of Technology" and honored as "Cultural Event" and for the area "Opening/Celebration/Festivity" for the opening ceremony of HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

2016 Galaxy Award
"Gold" in the "Exhibition Presentation" category and "Honors" in the "Grand Opening" category for the opening of HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

2016 FAMAB Award
Awarded in the "Best Technics" category for the opening of HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

2016 GreenTec Award
As part of the exclusive gala event of the GreenTec Awards 2016, IBG was awarded 2nd place in the "Production" category.

2015 Industriepreis
In the Production Technology & Mechanical Engineering category for the product "iProcell" – a new level of manufacturing.

2015 Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Finalist in the medium-sized company category for the “Vision Car” and “iProcell” projects.

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

2014 Nortec Award
In the subject area "Process Integration - Customer Integrated Solution".

2011 Robotics Award
For the project "Assembly on the fly - Automated front-end assembly in continuous operation".

2010 Systemhaus des Monats Dezember
Articulated-arm robot assembles wheels in continuous operation (Magazine Automationspraxis).

2010 Potenzial Innovation
For the project "Automatic wheel assembly in continuous operation" (Magazine Impulse, German Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

2007 Deutschland
Place in the land of ideas.

Family friendly company

In addition to the innovation awards, we are particularly pleased about the recertification as a "family-friendly company" from agentur mark GmbH. We see the renewed award as confirmation of our commitment to the compatibility of work and family.

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

The Goeke Technology Group with the companies IBG Automation GmbH and IBG Technology Hansestadt Lübeck GmbH has a quality management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

View our certificates here.

We see the recognition as a commitment to constant innovation and further development. We are particularly proud of the repeated award as a family-friendly company.

Social commitment - Dunkin Robots we move ourselves and our company Company sport at IBG

Responsibility, tradition and sustainability

As an owner-managed group of companies with strong roots in our local regions, we see it as our responsibility to support regional initiatives, institutions and associations. We focus on values such as responsibility, tradition and sustainability. That is why we provide support in the areas of education, e-mobility and sports in particular. Find out more about our social commitment here.


Since 2011, the federal government and private sponsors have been supporting high-performing and committed students with the Deutschlandstipendium. It is the largest public-private educational project in Germany. IBG supports the FH Südwestfalen.

The Städtische Realschule Balve is located together with the Hauptschule in the school center Balve. The secondary school is attended by over 400 students who are taught by 22 teachers. IBG is a cooperation partner of the Realschule.

As part of the bilingual education project, a comprehensive range of bilingual education from kindergarten to high school is to be created in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck in order to acquire a bilingual biography. The bilingual lessons are supplemented by the use of native speakers. IBG is a shareholder of the Bilinguale Erziehung in Lübeck gGmbH.

The North European e-mobile rally takes participants across Schleswig-Holstein. At the largest e-mobile rally in Northern Europe, the focus is on a smooth and energy-saving driving style. Because an electric car competition is mostly about accuracy and endurance than speed. Driving skills, the economical use of energy and cooperation within the team are combined in a sporty and entertaining way at this automotive event. IBG is not only a sponsor of the event, but also takes part in the rally with trainees.
Sports and clubs

The Balve Optimum is an international equestrian tournament that takes place annually on the tournament grounds at Schloss Wocklum in Balve. The tournament is organized by the tournament community Balve GmbH and the riding club Balve. We support the tournament.

The Young Roosters are the offspring of the Iserlohner EC. The men's team plays as the Iserlohner Roosters in the German Ice Hockey League. Each season, around 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 ice hockey offspring.

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.

VDMA Initiative – Blue Competence

The sustainability initiative Blue Competence stands for innovation and technology leadership in sustainable solutions in mechanical and plant engineering. With the Blue Competence brand, the partner companies publicly commit to the twelve sustainability principles of the Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering (VDMA).

The partners of the initiative see themselves as a community of values whose entrepreneurial activities are characterized by the responsible use of natural resources and social responsibility. They express this through sustainable products, production and management processes. IBG is a partner in this initiative.

In line with good tradition, we have been doing without Christmas gifts for our customers, suppliers and partners for years. Instead, we hold an annual painting competition for the employees' children. The best submissions will be sent as Christmas cards instead of gifts. The "saved" money is donated to good causes.

Neuenrade location - more than 300 employees at locations in Germany and Europe representatives in Asia and North America by IBG

Regionally rooted and at home in the world

IBG is an innovative development partner for technologies in the field of automation of production processes in the most diverse areas of industry. With more than 300 employees at locations in Germany and Europe, agencies in Asia and North America and a decades-long success story, the group of companies designs customer-specific production systems right through to commissioning. The focus here is on innovative robot and automation systems for assembly and testing tasks.

Our locations

IBG Automation GmbH – Neuenrade
Founded 40 years ago, IBG Automation develops, designs and implements complex and very individual automation systems. In the areas of robotics and software engineering, complex software systems for machine controls are developed and implemented by our own programmers. This includes e.g. robot controls, PLC and process visualization systems.

All activities of the group of companies are controlled centrally from the technology center in Neuenrade. In this way, the entire development work is optimally bundled and a trend-setting technology transfer is promoted.

IBG Technology Hansestadt Lübeck GmbH – Lübeck

IBG Technology Hanseatic City of Lübeck GmbH – Lübeck
Founded in 1999, IBG Technology specializes in the development, production and sale of automated production systems for the North German and Scandinavian markets.

The location has all relevant specialist departments such as design, project planning, production, assembly as well as its own robot and PLC programmers in order to be able to independently implement very large and extensive automation projects independently of the headquarters in Neuenrade.

IBG Automation Malta Ltd.

Due to its good strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean, the island of Malta has good connections to mainland Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Malta is a member of the EU and offers ideal conditions for companies that manufacture technologically sophisticated products. Industry will find highly qualified, English-speaking engineers and specialists for other relevant industrial sectors here.

IBG Automation Malta supports the German locations in the areas of construction, simulation and programming. With our own online shop, we sell high-quality automation products and industrial components in Malta.

XPION GmbH – Neuenrade
XPION is the marketing agency in the group of companies. It offers the full range of services from classic advertising, modern online marketing, sophisticated image and video production as well as moving technology solutions. XPION has been creatively implementing customer ideas and creating brand experiences for over a decade. The highest demands are placed on the targeted creation and the qualitative, precise implementation of unforgettable and dynamic moments. The range of services includes brainstorming, the conception and planning of extraordinary solutions, which go hand in hand with the subsequent creation, development and control of innovative results.

IBG North America LLC – Columbia
The location in South Carolina, USA, was originally founded as a service branch for a major German customer in order to be able to optimally support their production plant in the USA. Today, IBG in North America supplies automation systems to German, American and Canadian companies and commissions them on site.

Representatives in USA, Canada, Japan and Mexico

Our 40-year success story is closely linked to the well-connected locations. With our innovation centers and agencies, we have regional roots and are at home all over the world.