VIPA GmbH - on the fast lane since 25 years!

Founded in 1985 VIPA GmbH in Herzogenaurach celebrates in 2010 its 25th anniversary and looks back to a considerable success story.

It starts with an idea - Wolfgang Seel founded in April 1985 in Erlangen / Germany his company with the aim of producing Siemens compatible modules. Step by step the product portfolio of the ambitious company was expanded. After the development of various single components, the first milestone with the launching of its own modular automation systems System 200V followed in 1996, which was the basis for the development of PLC systems 100V and 300V. With the development of SPEED7-High- Speed-PLC in 2003 a further technological milestone in the area of automation technology was succeeded. Based on a PLC-ASIC from Profichip GmbH, a subsidiary of VIPA GmbH, a PLC was realized, which set new standards in processing speed, memory availability and management. In 2005 the company expanded its product range by the Touch Panel family, so today VIPA has a continuous product portfolio nearly for all applications in automation.

A company with international orientation
Meanwhile VIPA is with 65 branches and services partners in 60 countries worldwide active, so that a fast and smooth service on site is guaranteed.
With a growth of 16% per year, which is above the market average of the last years, VIPA shows that the company is on a forward-looking way with the rigorous implementation of its aims. Since the foundation of the company more than 1 Million Profibus plugs and more than 200.000 CPUs were sold. Over 8500 customers form all business sectors are convinced by VIPA products and use the technological know-how in the implementation of their applications.
The new headquarter in Herzogenaurach in which the company in 2000 moved in did not withstand the growth, so that in 2009 the new expansion building was inaugurated - more than 10000 square meter are now available for research, development and administration. "The existing company headquarter simply become to small. To expand further, it was unavoidable to expand our office and warehouse capacity" Wolfgang Seel, founder and CEO of VIPA GmbH, said. Meanwhile more than 150 employees are working for the company.

System Slio: The next milestone
"We always want to improve the existing products continuously and establish trendsetting technologies on the market", the founder Wolfgang Seel can look back on 25 years of successful business and is also able to present a milestone in 2010. With the new fine-granular System SLIO, VIPA reacts to market requirements for small, compact and easy handling I/O systems with high performance.

Awarded success story
And the success proves Wolfgang Seel right: The company have received numerous awards in the past 25 years. The technology "SPEED7 - fastest Hard PLC worldwide" was awarded with the innovation award 2007 and in 2009 the company gains the Jobstar of Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Additionally Lothar Sp�th, former state premier of Baden-W�rttemberg, awarded VIPA with the seal of approval "Top 100" for particularly innovative enterprises in the same year.
2010 VIPA looks back to a success story of 25 years: Innovation as the power of VIPA - art of automation.