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Automation & Robotics Technologies
Jörg Kilb, Philipp Unterhalt, Frank Konrad, Diego van Muylem, Executive Board of HAHN Automation Group

“We are the global solution partner for factory automation – digital and manufacturer-independent.”

Jörg Kilb, Philipp Unterhalt, Frank Konrad, Diego van Muylem
The HAHN Automation Group develops, manufactures, and integrates tailored, high-performance automation and robotic solutions for manufacturing companies worldwide. Depending on the desired level of automation, experienced specialists develop customer-specific, scalable solutions based on the latest technologies, digital tools, and scientific insights. As a global solution partner for factory automation, the HAHN Automation Group supports its customers on the path to the Smart Factory.

In addition to cross-industry technological expertise, a global service network with over 120 service professionals at 22 locations worldwide ensures fast response times and local contacts.

Innovation, service orientation, and proximity to the customer make the HAHN Automation Group a long-term partner for demanding customers in industries such as Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, and MedTech.
About the management team
Philipp Unterhalt has been accompanying the HAHN Automation Group since 2014, initially in the role of Head of Corporate Development on behalf of RSBG, and has been serving as Managing Director since 2019 and Co-CEO since 2023. His competencies lie particularly in the areas of strategic work, organizational, and corporate development.

As Co-CEO of the HAHN Automation Group, Frank Konrad contributes market insights with technical expertise and decades of entrepreneurial experience, particularly bringing a strong network for the automation sector.

Diego van Muylem has been a member of the management of the HAHN Automation Group since 2023 as CFO. Through stronger process optimization, he is also setting the course for further growth in the commercial sector.

Jörg Kilb's strengths lie in his industry and company experience that has developed over many years in all operational areas of the HAHN Automation Group. As COO, he has been bringing this experience to the management level since 2023.
Company
HAHN Automation Group
Facts & figures

Employees: 1.800+
Service professionals: 120+
Installed equipment & process lines: 3.600+
Technological experience in years: 30+
Number of locations worldwide: 22

From individual solution to smart factory

Customers of the HAHN Automation Group benefit from a wide range of automation solutions: from manual processing stations and expanding existing plants with flexible or standardized modules to complex testing and inspection systems and fully automated production lines. In addition, the digital product portfolio provides manufacturing companies with a competitive advantage by increasing efficiency and paving the way for the Smart Factory.

With over 1,800 employees at 22 locations worldwide, the HAHN Automation Group ensures a high level of consultation and service. This proximity to the customer, combined with customized solutions, forms the basis for long-term partnerships.

robotic technology

Within 30 years, the HAHN Automation Group has evolved from a small engineering office in the Hunsrück region into a global corporate group. In 1992, Thomas Hähn founded the company "Hähn Engineering," which later became HAHN Automation GmbH. Just eight years after its establishment, the company opened its first international location in the USA.

In 2014, RSBG SE acquired the majority of HAHN Automation, which at that time employed 350 people at seven locations worldwide. The HAHN Group GmbH was founded in 2017 and served as a platform for the further development of group companies. In 2023, within the HAHN Automation Group, all individual brands from the former HAHN Group network are consolidated into a strong global brand. Today, the company represents industry-specific expertise, an extensive project portfolio, and a global organization with a service-focused approach all under one roof.

Milestones

1992
Establishment of Hähn Engineering
2000
First foreign facility
2014
Investment by RSBG SE
2015
First acquisitions and international establishment of new companies
2017
Establishment of the HAHN Group
2018 – 2020
The HAHN Group expands its global network
2020
The service robotics activities are spun off to the United Robotics Group (URG)
2021
Founder and CEO Thomas Hähn moves to the helm of URG (United Robotics Group)
Successor as CEO of the HAHN Group is Philipp Unterhalt
2023
Consolidation of the management of HAHN Automation and HAHN Group
Unified market presence of all group companies as HAHN Automation Group
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