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Facts & Figures

Founded1986founded
Employees420employees worldwide
Locations worldwide11Locations worldwide
Partners60Sales & service partners

Simple solutions for complex systems

Since it was founded in 1986, MiniTec has grown continuously from a specialist for miniature guides into a leading technology company. 420 experts in 11 locations in Germany, France, USA, Great Britain, Spain, Slovenia and China now develop tailor-made solutions for our customers. And more than 60 partners worldwide ensure reliable service and competent advice.

An integral element of the MiniTec philosophy is to maintain all essential competencies and components in-house and to optimise them in accordance with our high quality standards. This not only applies to our modular system, but also to our linear technology. We achieve profitability with maximum reliability by adhering to a strict modular principle, by avoiding superfluous product diversity and by simultaneously developing complementary CAD software.

This is reflected in our profile system claim: The Art of Simplicity. We use our construction system to implement high-quality solutions for all kinds of different tasks in all branches of industry. Important industrial companies worldwide are our customers.

Together with leading research institutes. such as the DFKI and Fraunhofer Institute, we work on forward-looking developments in ergonomics and Industry 4.0. MiniTec Smart Solutions GmbH, which develops interactive assistance systems for manual assembly, ensures that scientific insights are transferred into practice.

In line with our high technical standard, the motto of our complete solutions is: The Engineers’ Choice.

Award winning
Hidden Champion

SME study

Hidden Champion
Rhineland-Palatinate

Enterprise award 

"Innovative SME"

Award

"Attractive Employer
Rhineland-Palatinate”

Prize

of the Western Palatinate Region

History
1986
  • Founded in Bensheim (Bergstraße) by Gernot Conrad and Bernhard Bauer
1991
  • Patent for machining-free profile connectors
  • Move into new company building in Waldmohr / Palatinate
  • 8 employees in Germany
1996
  • Certified to EN ISO 9001
  • First participation in HMI and Motek trade fairs
  • Production area increased by 1000 m²
  • Development of assembly line for photovoltaic modules
  • 30 employees in Germany
1998
  • Foundation of MiniTec S.N.C. (France)
2000
  • Foundation of service and assembly base in Zirndorf
2001
  • Foundation of MiniTec Framing System LLC (USA)
  • Foundation of MiniTec UK Ltd. (UK)
  • 70 employees in Germany
2006
  • Certified to EN ISO 14001
  • Certified to EN ISO 18001
  • “Innovative SMEs” award
  • Construction of new Linear Center, Waldmohr / Palatinate
  • 136 employees in Germany
2008
  • Foundation of MiniTec España S.L.U. (España)
2011
  • Move to head office in Schönenberg-Kübelberg / Palatinate
  • World market leader for laser welding systems for solar-thermal collectors
  • 180 employees in Germany
2016
  • 10 locations worldwide, representation in 60 countries
  • “Attractive Employer Rhineland-Palatinate” award
  • Foundation of MiniTec System Technology Co. Ltd. (PR China)
  • 30-year anniversary
  • 240 employees in Germany
  • 360 employees worldwide
2017
  • Foundation of MiniTec Smart Solutions for intelligent assistance systems
2018
  • Foundation of MiniTec Berlin GmbH
  • Soldering technology added to the product range
  • MiniTec Framing (US) moves into its own, new plant
2020
  • New sales partners in Sweden & North Africa
  • 280 employees in Germany
  • 420 employees worldwide