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Our history

Historical review of our company history

Grübl Automatisierungstechnik GmbH was founded in 1993 by Ekkehard Grübl as a sole proprietorship. Ekkehard Grübl started to develop software solutions in automation technology for various applications.

The successful implementation of projects in the field of automation technology enabled the expansion of the company and the growth of Grübl Automatisierungstechnik GmbH to 105 highly qualified employees. Starting with the planning up to the commissioning of industrial plants, complete solutions in automation and electrical engineering are offered to our customers worldwide.

Our company has become an important partner for industrial companies in the field of bio and alternative energy as well as in special plant construction. High quality, the specific expertise and know-how of our highly qualified employees and flexibility in the implementation of demanding projects distinguish us with our customers.


The most important cornerstones of our company at a glance.


Foundation of the company by Ing. Ekkehard Grübl. Initially, only software development was offered.


By hiring the first employees, control cabinet construction could be included in the company’s range of services. The warehouse and production were located in a rented garage.


Due to the high demand, the product range was further expanded. There was an expansion in the direction of assembly and specialisation in the areas of bioenergy and special plant construction. Due to an increase in the number of employees and the resulting need for space, a company building was erected.


The number of employees has increased to almost 50. It was decided to build a production hall.


The company was reorganized from a sole proprietorship to GRÜBL Automatisierungstechnik GmbH.


Managing director Ing. Ekkehard Grübl founds GATsolar GmbH, which specializes in the construction of photovoltaic systems. For this purpose, another company building was erected next to GRÜBL Automatisierungstechnik GmbH. Long-time employee Andreas Windhaber was appointed as authorized signatory.


Ekkehard Grübl hires authorized signatories. He relies on longstanding employees for this.


The company has just under 90 employees. In order to provide the employees with the workplace they deserve, the management decides to build a new company building with a state-of-the-art production hall.


At the beginning of 2021 GRÜBL Automatisierungstechnik GmbH starts full operation at the new location in Gersdorf an der Feistritz.