Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH

B&R was founded in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer. It has since become one of the largest privately owned automation companies in the world, employing more than 2700 people. A network of subsidiaries and international sales and support offices in 80 countries around the world guarantees global know-how at a local level.

B&R customers are leaders in their respective industrial sectors. Flexible solutions and systems for individual automation projects greatly contribute to their companies’ success. Constant innovation guarantees B&R customers a competitive edge. Since the company's founding, all innovations and investments have concentrated on one core area: solutions for industrial automation. As a privately owned company, all financial decisions are made independent of external investors or shareholders. This autonomy is the cornerstone for flexibility and dynamics – constant product innovation is the result.

B&R contributes to the work packages WP1, WP2 and WP7. B&R delivers hardware for the controller, PCs and development environment.