This article showcases our top picks for the best Sweden based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Sweden Industrial Automation Companies
Mavenoid is a computer software company that features a troubleshooting software that helps its users to locate malfunctions and provides guidelines on how to fix it. Its platform specializes in machine troubleshooting such as lawnmowers to cranes.
The company was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Stockholms Lan, Sweden.. .
Gleechi have developed the first commercial software solution to create hand motion that can interact in real-time. The software enables free and natural hand interaction games and virtual reality and makes real-time interaction for robot hands possible.
The core competences and technologies are centered around advanced computer vision and machine learning algorithms. Gleechi AB has been awarded Super Startup of year by Veckans Affärer and ALMI Invest, won the european competition EIT Digital Idea Challenge, and been awarded the startup of the year by STING (Stockholm Innovation & Growth)..
Unibap has developed a computer vision with support for artificial intelligence and advanced imaging. The products can be used in security-critical collusion between people and robots where Unibap’s solutions provide blind system artificial human vision.
Its technology platform is based on academic research and industrial cooperation. The company was founded in 2013 to commercialize state-of-the-art know-how and research in the field of intelligent automation, using visual perception formulated around ideas such as artificial visual cortex.
The company has also already started in the demanding aerospace market and are now rapidly moving to industrial robust machine vision.. .
Mantex products deliver real time analysis of organic materials used in industrial processes. Mantex AB use an advanced configuration of his miraculous discovery to measure organic materials – inside and out, and detect foreign objects, and a lot more besides.
All processes that refine or use harvested trees, plants or crops are influenced by variations in the properties of the raw material. In particular the large differences in water content causes challenges for purchasing and processing organic matter in industrial quantities..
C-Green is an energy company providing a solution for transforming waste water into energy. C-Green has developed a process in which the sludge is converted into a biolub, which can be used as fuel.
This results in zero emissions of methane gas, fewer transports and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.. .
Aqua Robur Technologies develops a technology, which measures and collects data in order to find leakages and deficient water quality in public water pipelines. The technology brings a new level of autonomy thanks the integrated hydro-based power supply and the wireless, state-of-art LoRa communication functionality.
Decentralized measurement is gaining increased recognition in the industry in order to fight leakages and deficient water quality in real time. Aqua Robur’s ambition is to boost the mass adoption of sensors in the network..
Evothings provides a mobile application platform tailored for Industrial IoT (IIoT) enabling industrial companies and developers to rapidly and efficiently create, manage and deploy mobile IoT applications to end users. Evothings reduce time to market, cost and complexity in developing and deploying mobile applications for IIoT solutions.
The platform enables mobile applications to be developed with web technologies enabling any developer with basic web skills to easily and rapidly get started. By the integration of support for numerous key technologies in IIoT, developers get access to an easy to use efficient platform that at the same time is very feature rich and powerful.
The platform also makes it easy and efficient to integrate towards other parts of IIoT solutions by providing APIs to numerous Industrial IoT devices and IoT cloud platforms such as Texas Instruments, Nordic Semiconductor, MediaTek, ARM’s MBED program, Parse IoT Cloud, Amazon AWS and a variety of iBeacons. Evothings has a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced engineers.
Competencies range from go to-market, business strategy and scaling to community building and development of comprehensive software solutions.. .
When Dr. Qilin Fu was a doctoral student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and studied the effects of vibration on machining, he saw that the technology had a lot of room for improvement.
Qilin proceeded to study different systems and materials that could be applied to the problem. In 2015, a breakthrough occurred with the use of polymers.
The following year, Qilin and his partners applied for a patent and started MAQ. The name of the Stockholm-based company comes from the first names of the co-founders: Mihai Nicolescu, Amir Rashid and Qilin Fu.
In 2017, MAQ was formed and early investors were secured to fund their growth path. One of them was InnoEnergy..
IoT could allow drones to deliver defibrillators directly to critical heart patients – 15 minutes faster than an ambulance. IoT could increase the crop yield for farmers in developing countries, while reducing water consumption and need for artificial fertilizers.
Today there are countless hardware solutions for IoT, almost one thousand commercial IoT platforms and a multitude of connectivity options ranging from cellular to LoRa and Bluetooth. The lack of common infrastructure to bring everything together creates complexity and a huge knowledge gap.
DeviceRadio is building this infrastructure. Our mission is to make it possible for millions of existing developers to be part of building a better future powered by IoT..
Zemission AB is located in Lund, in southern Sweden. The company has been operating for ten years and has during this time reached a high level of expertise on catalytic combustion of liquid fuels at zero emission operation.
Catalytic combustion is a phenomenon known for a long time, but only for gaseous fuels. The development of our non-monolith technology makes possible the combustion of liquid fuels.
Here we hold several patents and as such, Zemission represents the cutting edge of zero emission heat.. .
IBC ROBOTICS AB
IBC ROBOTICS AB has developed a robotic cleaner patented in Sweden and other European countries. IBC Robotics was founded in 2010 by Kerstin and Göran Ericsson.
The business concept is based on the environmentally friendly cleaning of transport containers using dry ice and a robot. The solution has been developed in collaboration with Robot Valley, the Royal Institute of Technology and Mälardalen University.
The first IBC Robotics cleaning solution is now in operation at the Combi Terminal in Eskilstuna where containers are transferred between trucks and trains.. .
Piab Group Holding
Headquartered in Sweden, Piab is a global supplier of industrial vacuum technology solutions. Established in 1951, Piab’s innovative solutions serve to improve the energy efficiency, productivity and working environment of customers around the world.
Piab manufactures a complete line of vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes.. .
Windak is a specialist in cable packaging machinery originating in Sweden 1994. Their first order was to Volvo for a complete pallet handling packaging system.
From 1994 tо the present day their innovative technologies include high speed rewind lines for fiber optic cable, fully automatic spooling lines, versatile coiling lines, a multitude of palletizers and breakthrough coiling solutions for packaging cable products into boxes or bags. Today Windak is the largest supplier of automatic packaging equipment for the cable industry in North America.
They have delivered their products to 30 countries worldwide and their customers are the leading companies in the industry.. .
FlexLink is one of the world’s leading conveyor manufacturers, offering flexible, modular conveyors, industrial automation and assembly equipment. FlexLink specializes in automated plastic chain conveyor systems and wide belt conveyors, including aluminum conveyors and stainless steel conveyors.
FlexLink manufactures and designs modular industrial automation systems such as flexible conveyors, modular conveyors, and automated assembly systems, including design and engineering of assembly automation systems. Flexible conveyors from FlexLink are automated conveyors based on an aluminum (or stainless steel) conveyor beam with low friction slide rails guiding a plastic flexible conveyor chain.
Automated or robotic assembly systems for lightweight products cover a wide range of applications, from simple pallet-based systems through to highly-automated turnkey assembly systems and test systems. Pallet conveyor systems and modular pallet conveyor equipment utilizes assembly pallets on flexible plastic chain pallet conveyors to maximize product flow.
FlexLink offers solutions for automotive, electronics, food and dairy, laboratory automation, medical, pharmaceuticals, compliant logistics, paper converting, personal products, solar, tissue, massflow and tobacco manufacturing applications. FlexLink provides the following products: plastic chain conveyors, aluminum conveyors, stainless steel conveyors, flexible conveyors, modular conveyors, automated conveyor systems, automated assembly systems, automation cells, material handling conveyors, linear drives, linear motion systems, wide belt conveyors, pallet conveyors and table top conveyors.
Handling solutions include accumulators, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), alpine conveyors, diverters, merge units, spacer units, gravity chutes, incline conveyors, spiral elevators, wedge conveyors, robotic palletizers, pick and place units, roller bridges, pushers and wipe-off units. FlexLink serves customers around the world through a network of sales and engineering units in 25 countries and a partner network in more than 60 countries..
SPM Instrument AB SPM Instrument AB develops and markets equipment for machine condition monitoring. SPM Instrument offers a wide product range from high-tech portable instruments to online systems and comprehensive software.
SPM Instruments equipment detects fault conditions well in time for planned maintenance and repairs, causing none or minimal interruption of the production process.. .
Atab Automationsteknik AB
Atab is based in Partille, Sweden but you find their AGVs all over the world. They have been in the business for a long time and throughout the years they have delivered a great number of AGVs to many different industries.
They design AGVs and material handling solutions for both the small local business as well as large multinational companies. Their client portfolio include many well known brands and blue chip companies.
They design based on their customer’s needs. Please contact us for further information on a solution that will suit your particular operations..
Novotek deliver, together with their partners, Industrial IT and Automation solutions based on standard products and components. Novotek’s focus is production, ranging from automotive via water treatment to petrochemical.
They ensure their customers with the ability to meet their challenges by being able to control and optimize their production processes. Their goal is to secure your success and to keep you competitive.
They have been in the business for the past 30 years and have been pioneers since the start. The commitment of the Novotek group is to deliver the RIGHT solution for every single customer in their field of expertise.
They design, implement, deploy and maintain their customers’ systems for production management and control. This gives their customers the maximum possibilities to control, improve and follow up their production processes.
Their core values are summarized in the word CARE. CARE is an acronym for Competent, Agile, Reliable and Enthusiastic.
These words describe very well the feeling the customers and they have about us.. .
In a world where technology development is accelerating, new opportunities are constantly being opened. To capture these, they need to develop new ways of working and collaborating.
For over a year, their Transformer team has been pushing forward to explore the market’s future needs and new business models. It has become clear to us that they are expanding their role from system integrator to a role as Integrator of Intelligence.
By integrating organizations, people and technology, they create greater benefits in business and in the outside world. they are now lifting their eyes with the ambition to create a smarter world.
At this stage they also make sure to look good and simplify their name to Acobia!. .
B S Elcontrol
BS Elcontrol AB is specialized in designing and manufacturing automatic equipment and appliance cabinets for control of machines and plants. But not only that.
BS Elcontrol is right. Behind this lies an ambition and passion to constantly do our utmost to ensure that you get a solution that gives a real value to your particular business.
We want to be your partner in process and machine control and deliver problem-free solutions so you can focus on developing your business.. .
Umeå El- och VVS- automatik
Umeå El and VVS Automatik is a market-leading company where development and technology are the focus. They work with independent manufacturers to pick and develop the best system solutions for primary ventilation and heating systems.
It will be cost-effective and sustainable for both the customer and the environment through the high flexibility. At present, they employ 25 people and carry out projects around Sweden..
e4u is a technology consulting company founded in the spring of 2013.They also want to introduce their international partner HTS Consulting who is strong in everything that has to do with switchgear. HTS tests and commissions primary equipment, secondary equipment, SCADA and relay protection.
They also offer construction of the switchgear’s secondary system and programming of the major suppliers’ products.See their own description under the Services tab. engineering4u helps you access these highly competent Romanian engineers in a cost-effective business for all parties..
Intellicom is a leader in Remote Device Management and M2M. Intellicom offers the Netbiter® product range that consists of complete turn-key solutions for Remote Device Management that covers gateways and server based monitoring and control services.
Our solutions constantly monitor the health, readiness and geographical position of remote devices for hundreds of customers around the world.. .
Bemsiq is a group of companies active in building automation and energy management. The portfolio currently consists of four wholly owned companies and one part-owned, all based in the Nordics but with ambitious growth plans in Europe and the Middle East.
The companies are managed as independent entities but with collaboration regarding the international expansion.. .
OpiFlex’s award-winning and market-leading flexible mobile robot solution solve the challenge of automating the new megatrends with high mix and low volumes and flexible lines. OpiFlex drives the Third Robot Revolution “Flexible Robots”.
OpiFlex is contacted by both SME and large global corporations (OEM’s and large Tier1’s). OpiFlex offer a future-proof, flexible and standardized solutions with • A patented fenceless safety solution for large robots at high speed that meets all ISO requirements and EU regulations (see the SICK video about OpiFlex patented safety solution, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxEZPBWVl18) • A patented easy robot programming (20x faster than traditional programming without experience) • A mobile robot solution with patented docking for stability and precision.
OpiFlex won the EU Commission’s big Innovation Award 2015 and became the finalist of the IERA Awards 2016, the most prestigious robot and automation award in the world, as one in three. In 2018 OpiFlex became winner and joined the “33 list”, Sweden’s most prestigious list for young companies, issued jointly by the tech magazine NyTeknik and business magazine Affärsvärlden.
A list where companies like Spotify, Mojang, Truecaller, Klarna and iZettle have been on. In 2019, OpiFlex received an innovation award at the Puumessut Wood Fair, Finland’s largest wood fair, together with the wood machine manufacturer SCM and the distributor Innomac Oy.
OpiFlex is bootstrapped and founded by a serial entrepreneur and due to high marginal always has always been profitable.. .
This article was written by David Friedmman from Welp Magazine. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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