Number of Employees: 3,400
Geographical sales distribution: N/A
B&R customers don’t believe in the status quo
Industrial machinery builders and users choose B&R because they know B&R’s advanced technologies will help them outperform their competition.
They want production lines that are faster, easier to run, more reliable, more flexible, more connected. That are scalable from the simplest device to the Internet of Things.
For B&R customers, the status quo just doesn’t cut it.
An approach that just makes sense
B&R is the world’s largest privately held company dedicated exclusively to industrial automation.
That means a long term business perspective, focused on an integrated automation platform that leverages mainstream computing power. A champion of standards, B&R never locks customers into proprietary dead ends.
So as technology develops at the pace of Moore’s Law, so does B&R automation. Yet, B&R also protects customers with decades-long product support and backward compatibility.
A singular advantage
B&R’s architecture provides an inherent advantage. Fueled by organic growth rather than acquisition, B&R has designed each element of the automation equation to work together seamlessly.
The result: a single software development environment, resulting in a single program, running on a single processor over a single Ethernet network. This environment is highly modular, hardware independent and therefore incredibly scalable.
That goes for all aspects of machine control: HMI, logic, motion, I/O, robotics, safety, data acquisition, secure remote access, diagnostics, predictive maintenance and performance management.
Leading the way
B&R’s ongoing growth is earned. B&R has employed over 3,400 people, which include more than half in engineering and R&D, operating in over 75 countries, rapidly trending toward $1 billion in annual sales, with nearly 5 million PLCs, drives and industrial PCs installed worldwide.
B&R people are thought leaders — from sales engineers with extensive training and substantial applications engineering experience – to the developers of tomorrow’s solutions in organizations like the Industrial Internet Consortium.
And B&R’s acclaimed smart factory, consuming 60 million electronic components every month to produce automation hardware, runs on B&R automation.