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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:

  • 2017:
    Celebrating 25 years IPTE
    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
  • 2012:
    20 years of IPTE - An outstanding jubilee event
  • 2011:
    IPTE FA Romania founded
    Opening of IPTE Service Center in Brazil
    Representative BRC Test in charge of business in Turkey
  • 2010:
    Sell-off of the business unit Factory Automation to Hubert Baren and Vladimir Dobosch, effective as of January 1st, 2010
    After completion of the sell-off process, the remaining business unit electronics manufacturing services continues independent operations under the name Connect Group
  • 2009:
    Final decision for separation of the automation business unit
  • 2008:
    Acquisition of Platzgummer GmbH/Germany
    Acquisition of TAF3 in Tallin, Estonia
    IPTE Mexico founded
    IPTE Spain founded
  • 2007:
    Acquisition of board-assembly activities of Barco/Belgium
    15th anniversary of IPTE
  • 2006:
    Full 100-percent integration of Antest, France
    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
    Acquisition of Infotron, Germany
  • 2003:
    Connectronics Romania founded
    IPTE Optronics founded
    Acquisition of AnTest, France
    Acquisition of the Prodel Group, France
  • 2002:
    IPTE China founded
    Acquisition of Ratio Slovakia
  • 2001:
    Acquisition of And Elec, France
    Acquisition of Autoveyor, Singapore
  • 2000:
    Company name change to IPTE for all parts of the group
    Initial public offering and listing on the stock exchange in Brussels
    Acquisition of ARF Test, France
  • 1999:
    ITE America founded
    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, now IPE
    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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