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Pioneering Swabian ingenuity

Pioneering technology, Swabian ingenuity and work ethic combined with strong roots and a cosmopolitan approach: Seeming opposites come together at erler, making this Swabian family business a strong partner for industry in the Neckar-Alb region.

Since our founding, we have been one of the technological pioneers, now also operating far beyond the Zollernalb district. Systems designed by us are in production nearly everywhere in Europe and the USA. Conversely, this international experience also benefits the numerous companies in the highly traditional Neckar-Alb industrial region. We thus make a valuable contribution to the prosperity of our home region.

With our extensive expertise, we offer flexible solutions for every requirement, and we plan and implement these with utmost precision. From generating the control software and planning the control equipment to control cabinet construction, including system cabling and commissioning, through to after-sales and customer service: erler gives you everything from a single source!

Open teams

Every order has its own unique requirements. We therefore put together the best possible team for every task. Our strength comes from the highly individual specialists making up our team. And from very special people.

One team

Our management

Management team members Jochen Erler (Automation & Robotics, Controlling, Purchasing, IT & ERP), Holger Erler (Process I&C, Human Resources, Buildings) and Michael Müller (Sales, Marketing, Mechanical) all have extensive experience and expertise in their respective areas. With their many years of experience in automation, they are committed to the continuous further development of our technologies and processes.

Joint actions, joint success

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Our networks and partnerships reflect our roots in the Neckar-Alb economic region as well as our connection with technological market leaders.

We can achieve more together. We are therefore just as reliant on corporate collaboration on a regional level as on continuous interaction with our suppliers. We have also developed our expertise in automation and robotics through actively cultivated interaction, and we are working together to advance the region through further interaction in regional networks.

Our partnerships with leading developers of robots and automation systems follow precisely the same principle: We provide experience from daily use and discussions with our customers. In return, our partners ensure we are always at the leading edge of technical development.


We are currently involved in the following networks and partnerships:

Successful since 1995


  • We have reached a new milestone since 2022. More than 50 employees now work at erler. 
  • Trade fair appearance at all about automation in Friedrichshafen.


25th company anniversary. The anniversary celebration with business partners and employees was postponed due to the pandemic.


  • The 200th Robot control is commissioned. Digitalization project "Switchgear cabinet construction 4.0" is launched.
  • Independent mechanical division with design and assembly.
  • Internal mechanical engineering department established with three Solid Works workstations.


  • Trade fair appearance at Gewatec Technology Days in Wehingen
  • Trade fair appearance at AMB in Stuttgart
  • Michael Müller takes up third managing directorship on November 1


Alois Erler resigns as Managing Director on December 1


Holger Erler is appointed Managing Director, establishing a multigenerational basis. The 100th Robot control is commissioned


Certification of switchgear cabinet construction for North America in accordance with UL 508A. Generational shift begun: Jochen Erler joins his father Alois as a further Managing Director. Change of name to "erler gmbh automation . robotik". Open House


1. Trade fair appearance at SPS/IPC/DRIVES in Nuremberg


Extension services to include WPF software development for machine visualization


New corporate design introduced. 30 employees. Expansion of the range of services to include process I&C


Relocation to company building at Bubensulz 6


Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction. 10 years after the founding of the GmbH, the first employees are honored for 10 years of service. 1. Co-op student "Electrical engineering - specializing in automation"


Decision on new company building. ERP system introduced


Pushing robotics


The company is certified as a training company. Complete automation solutions are offered. 10th anniversary celebration with employees and customers


First implementation of a vision system in a complex medical technology project


Expansion of services to include electrical designs. Full-service provider in control technology


10 employees. Expansion of services to include switchgear cabinet construction, machine and system installation


Conversion of the sole proprietorship to erler gmbh, services for PLC and robot technology on January 1


Expansion of the range of services to include robot and drive systems and PC software development


Expansion of services to include SCADA and visualization systems


Courage is rewarded: The demand for PLC programming is strong. Relocation to Mühlweg 3 building on June 1. Expansion of services to include Simatic S7


Founded on January 1, 1995 by Alois Erler as a sole proprietorship "Alois Erler, Ingenieurbüro für SPS-Technik" – a classic startup in the rooms of his own home

Commitment and responsibility for the environment and society

For us, sustainability means treating both people and resources responsibly. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources are high priorities for us. And this has already been the case for many years:
In 2009, we decided to invest in a new "green" building that would be sustainable not only on the day of its dedication, but also for decades to come.

We have been awarded the KEFF label (competence center for resource efficiency) for increasing energy efficiency.

We have set ambitious targets for ourselves and have therefore already implemented measures in many areas of our company:

  • Waste management: avoid, reduce, separate
  • Building technology: heating and cooling with geothermal energy (geothermal heat) since 2009, photovoltaic system with a nominal output of 39.7 kWp. Expansion of PV system in 2022 with use of our own electricity
  • Green electricity from energy utilities since 2021, continuous emission checks (competence center for resource efficiency (KEFF) check)
  • Gradual conversion of vehicle fleet to electric cars
  • No fossil fuels
  • Raising employee awareness of energy savings

  • Supplier selection: Preference given to regional suppliers with short delivery routes and equivalent prices
  • Supplier analyses
  • Cooperation with suppliers with environmental management systems
  • Process optimization in areas of increasing efficiency and conserving resources
  • The equipment, machines and infrastructure we use in the company are regularly checked to extend their service life
  • We are increasingly offering our retrofit services.
  • Retaining old systems to save resources and retrofitting them with modern hardware and software.

  • Value-oriented conduct; we treat people with dignity and respect
  • Offer of long-term jobs
  • Preference is given to employees from the local region
  • Equal opportunity for all employees regardless of age, gender, nationality or other dissociating characteristics
  • Offers for further education, training and courses to improve qualifications
  • Performance reviews for performance assessment and career planning
  • Support for the regional economy by awarding contracts to local suppliers

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