This article showcases our top picks for the best Spain based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Spain Industrial Automation Companies
Nido focuses on the development, manufacture and marketing of efficient and low-cost underwater robots aimed at the underwater sector. The startup has gone through the accelerator Ocean Blue in 2017, with funding from the Xunta de Galicia, and they are currently part of the Shuttle program.
They do not have any individual investors, except for a small group that participated in a 3F round (friends, family and own funds) that took place in 2017 and where they managed to raise €25K, with a valuation of 200K. Nido allows to reduce the risk for personnel working in an underwater environment (activity that always harbors certain risks) and the cost of inspection, maintenance, underwater repair, scientific research, etc.
In addition its technology allows an improvement of CAPEX and OPEX. In less than two years, the company’s activity has been recognized with several awards and grants, such as the Emprendia loan granted by the ICREF and the Murcia Development Institute (valued at €50,000), being part of the RYME + Internationalization program, the recognition as ‘Startup of the Month’ granted by the Institute of Development of Murcia, and the prize ‘Start-up of the year’ of Murcia Initiation of the City of Murcia (including €14,000 to fund lost, plus €3.6K of ENAE Business School) .
They also received the 2017 INFO-CLH Entrepreneur of the Year award. The headquarters of Nido is in Murcia, from where they maintain commercial relations with different countries of the European Union, such as Greece, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Latin America.
They have already sold more than 60 robots, characterized by the high capacity to adapt to the specific needs of each use case, and without losing the possibility of being produced in series. Apart from this capacity of “Mass Customatization”, the production processes and the materials used allow them to be extremely competitive in terms of costs..
Power Electronics is a Spanish multinational manufacturer of Power Electronic Devices. The company, having been founded in 1987, is fast becoming a major force in the global market place, with subsidiaries in over 30 countries and more than 500 employees all over the world.
At Power Electronics, we believe in a customer oriented focus in all that we do. Although the company has already accumulated a wide experience as a manufacturer of soft starters, variable speed drives and more recently of solar inverters, we continue to be a service company and are proud to have been the first company to offer a 24/7 hotline, 24 hour onsite assistance, free commissioning and complete stock of products and components in all the markets in which we operate..
Clarive Software is a leader in the enterprise software market for DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Clarive Software creates on-premises and hosted lifecycle management, release orchestration and DevOps automation tools that help small to large enterprises integrate and accelerate all aspects of the production of software: from demand planning, requirements and development phases to build, test and deployment automation.
Clarive is the only unified software solution that can address all DevOps initiatives, such as continuous development, alignment, integration, deployment and continuous improvement. Clarive integrates with all major version repositories and orchestrates a full range of architectures such as distributed, virtual, cloud, mobile and mainframe.
Clarive is highly favored by several Fortune 100 global enterprises with critical and complex systems in the financial and telephony industry such as BNP Paribas and Telefónica due to it’s elasticity for adapting to complex processes and high scalability. Clarive is an international company with offices in Madrid and San Francisco..
Infaimon SL specializes in marketing of systems and products of artificial vision and image analysis. The company advises its clients to find the best artificial vision solution for its application.
INFAIMON has offices in Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Brazil.. .
istemas OEE helps improve decision making processes, through products that increase the productivity of your industry by using a data collection system and in the treatment of information that is agile, flexible and compatible with multiple systems. Provides very practical visual information in real-time, which improves performance and competitiveness from the outset.
We are specialists in implementing OEE hardware and software solutions through scalable modules, from a single machine to multiple production plants.. .
Industrial Shields is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial controlling products based on Open Source tecnology. Industrial Shields offers a full family of products to use to satisfy all needs required on automation and machinery.
Founded in October 2012, IndustrialShields.com is growing with the aim to become the biggest e-commerce of industrial automation electronic devices based on Open Source Hardware electronics in Spain and one of the leaders in Europe and the World. Their goal is to offer the widest choice of products at a very reasonable costs compared with the products that are developed under the current market leaders of this market.
They also offer the possibility to buy this directly to us online in order to save the different markups that the distributors and retailers are adding to the price that the final users pays. Based in Barberà del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, they are currently delivering Worldwide to the main industrialized markets..
ADEX develops, implements, and applies industrial optimized control systems to processes in a wide variety of industrial areas. These systems are able to drive the process variables through desired trajectories to their optimal performance operating points, where they stabilize the process operation in spite of changes in process dynamics, context of operation and noise and perturbations acting on the process.
The results are maximization of economic performance, reliability and safety, and minimization of energy consumption, emissions and environmental impact, and resources needed for maintenance. Their research team has more than 30 years of ongoing R&D activity in the area of Optimized process control, leading to the introduction and industrial application of Predictive, Adaptive Predictive & ADEX control methodologies..
Datumize is a software technology company that develops tools for capturing dark data found in enterprises. It provides solutions in sectors such as logistics, retail, tourism, and industry by transforming dark data into profitable business results, although its technology could be included in any system.
The company is dedicated to revolutionizing the way companies understand their customer demand and their day-to-day operations, by acquiring and managing hidden data that provides insights to boost sales and improve operational efficiencies. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Castelldefels, Barcelona..
Ingenia Motion Control
Ingenia is a technology company that builds simple yet powerful state-of-the-art motion control solutions. Ingenia believes that technology should be at the service of people, creating a positive impact on society, economy and the environment.
Ingenia helps its customers focus on what they do best by putting all its experience in motion control to develop products that are intuitive, efficient, precise and easy to use. Because one doesn’t always fit all, Ingenia customizes its products to fit its customers’ requirements, providing them with reliable, cost-efficient tailored solutions.
Ingenia’s products, systems, and solutions have set the standards in many areas of their sectors and local market segments whilst its Global Engineered Support program assures benefits for business development, cost, and customer productivity.. .
Lenz Instruments S.L.
Lenz Instruments S.L. is a technology-based company focused on the development and commercialization of instruments and systems for industrial inspection applications, as well as on providing engineering services in fields related to automation, electronic design, and process monitoring.
Key fields of expertise include non-destructive or contactless inspection technologies based on electromagnetic sensors, vision systems, ultrasound and optical spectroscopy.. .
Gescaser offers industrial automation controls. The company provides monitoring and controlling the temperature of the cereals, monitoring components, automatic ventilation, control centers, and grain logistic services.
Gescaser serves customers in Spain.. .
Seppelec is an engineering company that develops and manufactures high technology process machinery. We are leaders in the fluid process and provide “turnkey” solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
In Seppelec we are specialists in the design of machinery for production rooms and we develop all our engineering and automation projects according to the specific needs of each company, always with personalized solutions and an integral service with a vocation for excellence. Seppelec has its institutional headquarters, its logistics, and manufacturing center in Madrid (Spain), from where it distributes its products to the whole world..
NearbyComputing commercializes NearbyOne, an Edge IT fabrics orchestration platform that seamlessly manages the lifecycle of infrastructure, the VNFs and the applications, controlling their deployment and associated resources. NearbyOne addresses all these orchestration issues in a holistic and intertwined way.
Applications and VNFs provided by third party ISVs are onboarded to create a rich ecosystem of pre-integrated services, that get deployed in one-click. Service assurance and KPI monitoring are natively integrated into the platform to automatically control service SLAs.
Infratructure, Network, Apps and KPIs are managed from a single pane of glass, and smart placement and configuration policies dynamically adjust service levels.. .
In the age of data and industry 4.0, a new way of engineering was also born. At Maichinery, we are dedicated to developing projects focused on technological processes within the industry, exploiting to the maximum the value that combines the classic know-how of industrial engineering with the automatic learning based on data and other techniques belonging to Artificial Intelligence.
Welcome to engineering 4.0. From the first moment, we face the challenge away from the desks, joining the team of people with whom, together, we will address the challenge and go, if required, to the plant, in order to be 100% participants.
the reality that the company lives.. .
Embedded Instruments And Systems S.L
Emxys is an innovative company that designs, develops and produces embedded instruments, data acquisition and control systems for Space applications, both scientific and commercial, providing specialized and cost effective in R&D services. The company applies its know-how in highly demanding business areas such as space systems, biomedical engineering, scientific instruments and defense.
Our intensive network of technological partners enables us to offer to our customers a unique interface to address complex problems where high performance electronics and software are the keys factors to success. Its intensive network of technological partners enables us to offer to our customers a unique interface to address complex problems where high performance electronics and software are the keys factors to success..
ABAMobile is an IT company software focused on the app native mobile developments. Our services include: • Mobile application development, (Android, iOS, Smartwatches).
We create apps for Industries such as Health, Transportation, Banking, Smartcities, Retail. Ultimately, end consumers and employees use technology through mobile.
• Technology watch of the mobile channel. • Specialists on NFC developments (Near Field Communication) • NFC, QR codes, Bluetooth, Proximity beacons, GPS positioning.
• Mobility consulting and mobile strategy planification alligned with the business strategy.. .
CFZ Cobots is a technology solutions company , born in 2017 focused on meeting the demand for advanced technology that now arises as a necessity in the Spanish uprising industry, taking a step beyond the classic industrial automation. Anticipating and facing the challenges posed by the new context of industry 4.0, they have identified the products that will set trends in each of the industries.
They have more than twenty years of experience in industrial technology, so we can focus on the needs of each of their clients, focusing on improving their competitiveness.. .
BCB Informática y Control
BCB Informática y Control is a Spanish engineering company founded in Madrid in 1996, specialized in system integration in the fields of communications, automatic test equipment (ATEs), machine vision, industrial automation, instrumentation and data acquisition systems. Focusing on electronic systems, BCB is specialized in IT (mainly, phone and multimedia systems) and in automotive industries (CAN/ LIN buses, clusters, multimedia, durability tests, etc.).
Also, BCB has worked in R&D European (FP5 and FP7) and Spanish projects. BCB has established a new company in México, with the aim of offering solutions and services to clients of the automotive industry, based on the extensive experience gained for more than 10 years in the automobile sector.
BCB also focuses on the aeronautic sector, which is currently thriving in Mexico, and in which BCB can offer a large experience in automatic test and laboratory equipment.. .
Centork Valve Control
Centork manufactures and supplies electric valve actuators. Its products include electric actuators, pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, gearboxes, and positioners; plug and socket connection; and power supply phase correction solutions.
The company also provides retrofitting, training, factory fitting, spare parts, and technical support services. It serves various industries through its sales and customer service representatives in Spain and internationally..
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