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IPTE history

Back in the year 1992 five engineers founded a business for test automation (ITE) in Belgium and laid the foundations for what later became IPTE: Integrated Production and Test Engineering. What began on a small business scale has grown into a global player in the meantime. Today, the IPTE Factory Automation group has around 600 employees world-wide. The portfolio and services has continually and fundamentally grown, both on its own strength and through appropriate acquisitions.

These days IPTE Factory Automation is present with own facilities and service in following countries:

Belgium
China
Estonia
France
Germany
Mexico
Portugal
Romania
Singapore
Spain
USA

Development of the IPTE NV group and IPTE FA at a glance:

2019:
IPTE Factory Automation takes over 100% of the shares of Connect Group

2017:
IPTE Mexico moves to a new and larger facility in Guadalajara

2016:
Started Internal Software Engineering Group in Sibiu, Romania

2014:
Move of IPTE Platzgummer from Karlsfeld to Dachau

2011:
IPTE FA Romania founded
Opening of IPTE Service Center in Brazil

2010:
IPTE Factory Automation becomes a private company. The business unit electronics manufacturing services continues independent operations under the name Connect Group

2008:
Acquisition of Platzgummer GmbH/Germany
IPTE Tallinn, Estonia founded
IPTE Mexico founded
IPTE Spain founded

2007:
Acquisition of board-assembly activities of Barco/Belgium

2006:
Test-activity expansion with IPTE Bruges, Belgium

2005:
Move of IPTE Germany GmbH to new facilities in the Heroldsberg/Nuremberg area

2004:
IPTE Industrial Automation Shanghai/China founded
IPTE Iberia Automacao Industrial, Portugal founded

2003:
Acquisition of the business unit Optronics of Philips/Belgium
Acquisition of AnTest, France
Acquisition of the Prodel Group, France

2002:
IPTE China founded

2001:
Acquisition of And Elec, France
Acquisition of Autoveyor, Singapore

2000:
Initial public offering and listing on the stock exchange in Brussels in the name of IPTE

1999:
Acquisition of Connect Systems

1998:
Acquisition of the business unit Philips Automation of Test (AoT)
ITE Asia Pacific founded in Singapore
Acquisition of PTS/Germany
ITE Nordic founded

1997:
ITE USA, ITE Germany, ITE France founded

1995:
ITE UK founded

1992:
ITE started with five employees

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