About B&R

Perfection in Automation

An international company founded on a vision

Company founders Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer have shown a pioneering spirit and ambition to achieve something great for the automation industry that continues to define the company’s goals even today. This conviction led to the founding of the first international subsidiary as early as 1983. Entrepreneurial spirit and a clear vision for the future have enabled B&R to grow into an international company within a quarter century. B&R has become an industry leader in innovation and technology through an acute intuition for market developments and trends as well as a strong desire to offer high-tech solutions that benefit the customer.

On July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.