IAR Group will be attending the Automate Show 2024!

🚀 We're excited to announce that the IAR Group will be attending the Automate Show 2024, the largest robotics and automation event in North America! 🤖

📅 May 6th to 9th
📍 Illinois, Chicago

This is the place to be for those seeking innovative solutions to drive efficiency and productivity in their businesses.

📢 Come visit us at Booth 3615 and discover how our automation solutions can transform your business. Our team will be available to discuss your specific needs and demonstrate our products and services firsthand.

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, explore new technologies, and expand your professional network. We look forward to seeing you there!

IAR Group - Global Innovation for Local Markets.

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Exciting News from IAR Group at Control Messe's 36th Edition!

Join us at this outstanding business venue and unique technology hub for the QA sector, running until April 26th. Our booth, Booth 1109, is ready and waiting for your visit!

Are you in need of top-notch automated testing and measurement technology?
At IAR Group, we understand that even the smallest production errors can have significant cost-intensive consequences. That's why we offer fully automatic testing machines designed for 100% quality control with minimal time expenditure.

Meet Our Experts!
Our dedicated team is eager to discuss our latest innovations in automated quality inspection. Dive into our state-of-the-art technology and explore how we are advancing the industry standards.

A Personal Invitation from Marc Strub, Head of Sales & Marketing Central Europe:
"I'm thrilled to invite you to our booth in Hall 10, Booth 1109, to explore our transformative solutions that are shaping the industry. It's a fantastic opportunity to see innovation in action and discuss how we can collaborate to drive the future together. Don't miss out!"

IAR Group - Global Innovation for Local Markets.
Come visit us and discover how we can help drive success for your company!

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The IAR Group has new Leaders

As the IAR Group embarks on a journey of growth and innovation, we’re excited to share our updated organizational structure, designed to enhance our global strategic positioning and capabilities. This refined structure is built around three specialized Business Units, each targeting specific geographical regions with tailored industrial solutions.

North America Business Unit shines as a leader in the design and manufacturing of custom automation machinery, based in Huntley, Illinois, USA. Known for agile solutions across various industries, the unit prioritizes lean practices and responsiveness, aiming to expand its presence across the United States and Canada.

Iberia Business Unit, located in Mafra, Portugal, is a provider of customized industrial solutions, offering machinery, equipment, and services in automation, robotics, and mechanical engineering. With a focus on packaging and factory automation, it’s poised to lead technology and innovation across Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.

Central Europe Business Unit boasts a rich legacy in designing and manufacturing robot and automation systems from its bases in Zofingen and Hochdorf, Switzerland. Specializing in collaborative robotics and vision automation solutions, it aims to strengthen its footprint in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, supported by the strategic presence of IAR Deutschland GmbH in Aalen, Germany.

Leadership and Vision Across Business Units

The IAR Group’s strategic direction and operational excellence are shaped by an exceptional team of leaders.

Within the North America Business Unit, Erik Sanke, the Managing Director, is at the forefront, steering the unit towards greater innovation and market expansion. His efforts are complemented by Steve Hagan, VP of Application & Project Management, and Joie Dennis, VP of Engineering & Operations, each contributing their expertise to enhance the unit’s project execution and engineering capabilities.

The Iberia Business Unit is under the adept leadership of José Carvalho, the Managing Director, who, along with Yasser Gonzalez, Head of Business Development, and André Pereira, Head of Mechanical Engineering, is pushing the boundaries of technological advancement and market growth. They are supported by António Nunes, leading the charge in Automation & Electrical Engineering, Bruno Lemos, overseeing Production & Logistics, and David Alexandre, ensuring excellence in Product Delivery & Aftermarket, collectively driving the unit’s ambition to excel in innovation and customer satisfaction. Susana Oliveira, managing Finance & HR, plays a crucial role in developing the teams.

The Central Europe Business Unit benefits from the expertise of a dedicated leadership team that ensures our engineering solutions meet the high standards our clients expect. At the helm of sales and strategic market engagement, Marc Strub plays a pivotal role as the Head of Sales. His deep understanding of the market and strategic vision are crucial for navigating the unit’s growth and expansion efforts in Central Europe. Supporting the unit’s operational excellence and innovative project execution are David Lang and Sandro Steiner, who bring a wealth of experience and technical expertise to the team.

The broader strategic direction and overarching goals of the IAR Group are steered by Sebastien Perroud, Group CEO, and Andy Rietschin, Group CFO, whose visionary leadership ensures that our global operations remain cohesive, innovative, and aligned with our core values of excellence and customer satisfaction.

This revitalized organizational structure, bolstered by our dedicated leadership, signifies our pledge to adapt, innovate, and lead within the industrial automation and engineering solutions sector. As we continue to deliver excellence and push the boundaries of technology, we look forward to fostering sustainable growth and achieving new milestones.

Stay connected for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey of growth and transformation!


IAR Group strengthens its presence in Germany with a commitment to active participation in research, innovation, and science!

The IAR Group, headquartered in Switzerland, being internationally operating company in the field of automation and robotics is strengthening its presence in Germany and actively engaging in research at Aalen University.

In a groundbreaking partnership, IAR Group, in cooperation with company Tigres, provides a state-of-the-art plasma facility to support the university’s research efforts. This collaboration underscores IAR's commitment to innovation and science, contributing to the promotion of research activities in Germany.

"Both my wife and I are graduates of Aalen University, so I am particularly pleased with the establishment of this partnership," says Jochen Eichert, Managing Director of IAR Deutschland GmbH based in Aalen.

Sebastien Perroud, CEO of the IAR Group, adds, "The German market is extremely important for us, and we already work closely and successfully with universities in our Swiss home market."

Prof. Dr. Katharina Weber and Dr. Wadim Schulz from the Research Institute for Innovative Surfaces FINO, belonging to the department of study Materials for Sustainability, are excited about the additional opportunity to supervise research tasks.

As a focal point, environmentally friendly processes for coating metal parts with automated plasma technology are being developed, promising significant future savings in CO2 consumption for many industrial customers.

With this contribution to research and optimization of materials through plasma processes, IAR Group renews its participation in the scientific community and reaffirms its commitment on taking a significant contribution on environmental protection policies.