Welcome to VESCON

What inspires us more than technology:
Our customers' success!

As a medium-sized engineering service provider and plant engineer, we manage projects in a large variety of fields ranging from Automation Technology to Process Engineering, right through to Energy Technology and Software solutions. What is most important, however: We provide solutions that push our customers forward. Apart from our sound expertise and many years of experience, there is another decisive factor that our success is based upon: Our employees' dedication.

This dedication starts as early as the planning phase of each project, when the foundation of future sucess for a project is prepared. While even the smallest inaccuracies can have major negative impacts on our customer's competitiveness, it is also true that minimal optimisation may lead to maximum savings. All in all, our dedication increases your competitiveness right from the very first step.

This philosophy has made us a reliable partner for a rising number of customers, mainly because we are also measured by our customers' success.

As of January 2019, VESCON is part of the SCIO Automation Group.

Five business units are not all we have to offer: Please visit the website of our affiliated company PrintoLUX GmbH to learn more about future-oriented solutions in industrial labelling.

News

Big things in the smallest of spaces: Battery module assembly

Only recently, the German government decided that by 2030, up to ten million electric vehicles should be registered in Germany. In the wake of this, the topic of electromobility is becoming even more of a focus for German automobile manufacturers.

The size and nature of the battery module assembly in particular make the new technology much more complex than bodyshell assembly lines. We asked our control technology experts VESCON Automation for more details.

The colleagues at SCIO's Eching site in Germany are managing a major automation project for battery module assembly at a German car manufacturer.

What is the exciting thing about electrification compared to bodyshell lines?

Let's take battery module assembly as an example. Until recently, this was still completely in the fledgling stage. No one, not even the OEMs themselves, knew exactly what the challenges were and what the automation requirements were. It was new territory for all of us at the beginning. In cooperation with the customer, we approached every single step in the programming of the production line and customized it for this new technology. Compared to the bodyshell lines, the plants take up much less space, but are much more complex in themselves. Great things take place in the smallest of spaces in every process step.

What are the specific challenges in battery module assembly?

We have very low tolerances in the micro range in battery module assembly. This brings new challenges for the programming of the systems.
In addition, there is the short processing time of just under four minutes - within this time, the cells must all be glued and welded together. Any longer and the purity of the battery cannot be ensured, and it becomes unusable. Therefore, every step of the process must be checked and documented to ensure quality. This includes current and voltage measurement as well as checking the thickness of the paint layer and bonding strength.

Career Excursion:

Working as an automation specialist in the field of electric drive technology. In theory, every automation specialist has the basic requirements and knowledge. In the field of electric drive technology, it is mainly about new technologies that are not yet completely developed like the classic bodyshell sector. If you enjoy a challenge, have the technical understanding and are also creative, this field is guaranteed to suit you. Here you can find our current job postings.

Regarding the topic of rejects. What is the procedure?

Waste is regularly produced during the programming and commissioning of systems. This is not particularly expensive in bodyshell assembly, but it quickly becomes pricey in battery pack assembly. A single battery cell alone has a value in the upper three-digit range. And we are talking about a cell here, of which several are processed in a pack. So, a lot of rejects add up quite quickly to a very high amount, which of course should be avoided. Also, there are hardly any available resources to resupply new cells. A battery that has been bonded together once cannot easily be disassembled again.

What about external conditions during production?

External conditions are crucial for battery assembly. Is the temperature right? How high is the humidity? A cooling chain has been specially integrated into the systems for the raw material, in order to keep transport distances short and to ensure the purity of the materials. Also, suitably powerful extractors must be installed to filter the particles out of the air.

Looking back, where are we today in battery module assembly?

The last few years have been a constant learning process for everyone involved. We have acquired new expertise that will be increasingly in demand in the future. Up to now, there have only been a few people with this expertise, and specialists are always in demand.

Thank you for the interesting talk!

Insights: Battery Module Assembly Line Project

Customer: German car manufacturer
Assignment: Complex battery & high voltage assembly line installation of >10 automatic stations with standard and gantry robots
Specifications:
• Fully automated transport system between cells, transfer stations
• various cleaning and joining technologies for battery cells, aluminum, steel and composite materials
• All technologies applied are being verified, falsified by external institutes to assure the process and product are within the specified tolerances
• Buy-off according to specification with additional stand-by and optimization of all technologies incl. cycle time decrease

Change of management at VESCON Systemtechnik

As of January, 1st, 2021, VESCON Systemtechnik GmbH, based in Gleisdorf, Austria, is under new management. Alois Kien and Sergej Kristal will lead the Austrian VESCON company with immediate effect.

The two previous managing directors, Heimo Reicher and Peter Bürger, handed over a solidly positioned company to their successors at the turn of the year. For almost 20 years, they led VESCON Systemtechnik GmbH in Austria. They built up and expanded the two business areas of special machinery and software development. The new management team will now continue and further expand this.

As a trained engineer, Mr. Kien brings 25 years of experience in the field of automation and special machinery. During these years he held various management positions in a leading automation company in Austria and will in future contribute his experience to the operational business of VESCON Systemtechnik. In addition to his current functions as CFO of the entire group of companies, Sergej Kristal will take over the commercial management of the Austrian company.


We would like to thank Mr. Reicher and Mr. Bürger for their dedicated and successful cooperation and wish them all the best.


We welcome Mr. Kien to the VESCON Group and wish him and Mr. Kristal all the best in their new and extended tasks.

VESCON acquires AQUA and strengthens its business unit Process

The VESCON Group expands its process technology portfolio with the acquisition of AQUA (formerly Bilfinger GreyLogix Aqua GmbH). AQUA specialises in control and process control technology for drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.

The company AQUA (formerly Bilfinger GreyLogix Aqua GmbH) is part of the VESCON Group as of December 15th, 2020. In the future, the company will operate under the brand name VESCON AQUA GmbH (AQUA). AQUA is now a subsidiary of VESCON Process and strengthens the business unit with its automation and programming services for drinking water and wastewater treatment plant, mainly for customers in the public sector.

Climate change and the associated water scarcity require solutions: In this context, automation and process technology know-how for drinking water and wastewater treatment plants is becoming increasingly important. Acting sustainably in the long term, reducing energy consumption and constantly improving water quality are strategically important in our globalised world. "The drinking water and wastewater sector is one of the most important components of the German infrastructure. With the acquisition of AQUA, we are expanding our process technology know-how in future-oriented and sustainable environmental applications,” says Stefan Ruthmann, Managing Director of VESCON Process.

AQUA, headquartered in Flensburg, was founded in 1998 by Olaf Kremsier and had been part of Bilfinger SE as a subsidiary of Bilfinger GreyLogix GmbH since 2013. AQUA acts as a system integrator with a focus on project management and specialized automation and programming services. Across its seven locations, AQUA ensures highest service levels and customer proximity.

More about our Process portfolio.

VESCON is a member of the SCIO Automation Group. Please find SCIO’s press release about the acquisition here.

Careers at VESCON

We don’t just offer jobs, we offer perspectives.

VESCON was established in 1993 and is today successfully operating at home and abroad as a medium-sized engineering service provider and plant engineering company with about 500 employees at 12 locations. In our Automation, Process, Energy, Special Machinery and Software business units, we plan and manage challenging projects for renowned customers in a wide range of industries.

Our employees are our greatest asset. For this reason, we ensure that each one feels at home at VESCON and becomes part of our tight-knit team. Flat hierarchies and an "open door policy" are not just empty buzzwords but form part of our day-to-day working relationship. Furthermore, we encourage an independant working style and offer our employees various opportunities to develop their own strengths. We make sure to guarantee a healthy work-life-balance – as we believe this is the key to long-term success.

We are looking for people who want to participate in the development of innovative practice-oriented projects and who support our team by bringing in their own initiative and dedication. If you are as fascinated by new technologies as by the search for new solutions, we look forward to your application. 

We are focused on the needs of our employees*. We promote personal strengths and involve all colleagues* in decisions such as when it comes to distributing projects.
We are not dominated by rigid structures but by flexible opportunities, for example with regard to working hours and locations. Also, because we attach great importance to an excellent work-life balance.
Fewer supervisors, more opportunities At VESCON we are on equal footing with each other when it comes to work and make most decisions together in a team so that everyone can contribute their ideas.
Mutual appreciation is our top priority. We see ourselves as a team, support each other and stand up for each other. That’s because only by working together can we be successful.
Taking the initiative and a high degree of personal responsibility are very important to us. No supervisor who constantly looks over your shoulder, but projects that you can take into your own hands.
Many different customers, many specialist areas, a wide range of tasks: Employees who work at VESCON have a very interesting job – and with it all the opportunities for further development.
Having many customers presents many challenges. That's why hardly any of our projects are alike. Variety is guaranteed and boring routine is guaranteed not to come up.

The VESCON Group

VESCON sees itself as a system integrator who plans and realises projects in the fields of Automation, Process, Special Machinery, Energy and Software. More than 500 employees in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary work for our customers (planners, suppliers and operators) in the Automotive industry, Mechanical and Plant Engineering, Chemical Industry, Energy Supply, Electrical Industry, Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals. Our customers include companies of all sizes, renowned international industrial corporations, as well as ‘hidden champions’ from medium-sized companies.

VESCON Process GmbH
Waltherstraße 80, Building 2007
D-51069 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 1207169-0
Fax: +49 221 1207169-88
Mail: koeln@vescon.com

VESCON GmbH
Sokolska 80/30
PL 40-087 Katowice

VESCON Slovakia s. r. o.
Minská 7/5 
SK-036 08 Martin

Phone: +421 43 42815-21
Fax: +421 43 42815-44
Mail: m.galcikova@vescon.com

VESCON Automation GmbH
H-9027 Györ

Phone: +49 8165 90516-120
Fax: +49 8165 90516-130
Mail: vca.eching@vescon.com

VESCON Automation s. r. o.
Stará  Prievozská 2
SK-821 09 Bratislava

Phone: +421 2 58104 -111
Fax: +421 2 58104 -129
Mail: bratislava@vescon.com

VESCON Systemtechnik GmbH
Industriestraße 1
A-8200 Gleisdorf

Phone: +43 3112 36006-0
Fax:  +43 3112 36006-88
Mail: gleisdorf@vescon.com 

VESCON GmbH
Merkurring 110
D-22143 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 18138418-0
Fax: +49 40 18138418-88
Mail: hamburg@vescon.com

VESCON AQUA GmbH
Heidenkampsweg 101
D-20097 Hamburg

Mail: aqua@vescon.com

VESCON Automation GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Straße 2
D-35447 Reiskirchen

Phone: +49 6408 50451-0
Fax: +49 6408 50451-288
Mail: reiskirchen@vescon.com

VESCON GmbH
Welfenstraße 19
D-70736 Fellbach

Phone: +49 711 6733160-0
Fax: +49 711 6733160-188
Mail: fellbach@vescon.com

VESCON Automation GmbH
Oskar-von-Miller-Straße 1
D-85386 Eching

Phone: +49 8165 90516-120
Fax: +49 8165 90516-130
Mail: vca.eching@vescon.com

VESCON GmbH
VESCON Automation GmbH
VESCON Process GmbH

Dürkheimer Straße 130
D-67227 Frankenthal
Phone +49 6233 6000-0
Fax: +49 6233 6000-800
Mail: frankenthal@vescon.com

PrintoLUX GmbH
Dürkheimer Straße 130
D-67227 Frankenthal
Phone +49 6233 6000-0
Mail: info@printolux.com

VESCON Process GmbH
Leichtmetallstraße 22 A
D-42781 Haan

Phone: +49 6233 6000-370
Fax: +49 2104 8089-350
Mail: haan@vescon.com

VESCON AQUA GmbH
Conrad-Röntgen-Straße 1
D-24941 Flensburg

Mail: aqua@vescon.com

VESCON AQUA GmbH
Kornstieg 3
D-24537 Neumünster

Mail: aqua@vescon.com

VESCON AQUA GmbH
Westerbreite 7
D-49084 Osnabrück

Mail: aqua@vescon.com