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The History of BBC Bircher Automation: over 60 years of Engineering and Manufacturing Power

We offer complete solutions from under one roof – starting with the planning and visualisation through to the engineering and implementation.

We enjoy looking back on over 60 years of historical success but now look forward to future challenges that will accompany technological advancements such as Industry 4.0. We are undoubtedly ready for the next 50 years!

BBC Bircher Automation can look back on an eventful history with highs and lows. When Giorgio Behr joined in 1991, BBC Bircher Automation started its internationalization and the development towards becoming a global, economically solid automation company.

Engineering Office

The Journey from 1957 to Today

A summary of the most important milestones:

1957: the company Max Bircher AG is founded in Schaffhausen.

1962: Moves to Beringen

1965: Founding of the business areas of equipment, control systems and engineering (to become BBC Bircher Automation later).

1975: Conversion of sole trading company Max Bircher into a public limited company

1989: First certification with quality management norm ISO 9001.

1991: Take over by Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr. Participation of further investors

1994: Focus on becoming a complete provider for engineering and control system build 

2001: Launch subsidiary company in Hranice (Czech Republic).

2003: Integration into the BBC Group.

2012: Launch of new build in Hranice offering over 3‘000 m² production space

Whether robotics, Industry 4.0 or further industrial developments, we look forward to the future and every new and exciting project that we can implement for our customers. Nothing is impossible now and nothing will be impossible in the future!

The Bircher Team

You can find more information about our projects on our reference page.
Your challenging project is in excellent hands with us. We look forward to hearing from you!