ERA GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Heilbronn, joined the VITRONIC Group on February 1, 2019. Founded in 1987, the company specializes in traffic technology services, from sales and measuring system commissioning, to measurement services and case data preparation. With the acquisition of ERA, VITRONIC will further strengthen its position in the growing service provider market. At the same time, ERA will have direct access to VITRONIC product innovations, as well as service and support resources, and will now be able to offer these benefits to its customers. ERA’s current executive board and the company’s founder, Gerhard Faul, will be joined by VITRONIC’s Matthias Pörner (finance) and Boris Wagner (sales).

“ERA has made a name for itself in the industry and stands for trustworthiness, integrity, and reliability. We are pleased to welcome a company as reputable as ERA to the VITRONIC Group,” explains VITRONIC’s managing director Daniel Scholz-Stein. “With headquarters in Heilbronn, we are now even closer to our customers in Southern Germany.”

 “VITRONIC and ERA have been working together for years,” says ERA managing director Faul. “With the addition of ERA to the VITRONIC Group, we are able to expand our customer base and improve our offering.”

ERA has made a name for itself in the industry and stands for trustworthiness, integrity, and reliability. We are pleased to welcome a company as reputable as ERA to the VITRONIC Group.
Daniel Scholz-Stein VITRONIC-CEO


VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for industrial image processing, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.  

The owner-managed group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, ​​which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering. 

VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.  

In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.  

Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients. 

Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EUR and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with 1,400 employees.  

Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries span across all continents, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Additionally, a global network of sales and service partners ensures localized support for international customers.

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