EXCELLENT HANDLING TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL LOGISTICS FOR THE STEEL TUBE AND COPPER ALLOYS INDUSTRY AS WELL AS FOR GALVANISING LINES
Handling technology and material logistics - the most important interfaces for every production plant. These are the key components that enable trouble-free production over the long term.
We plan the entire semi-automated or fully automatic material handling and logistics systems for wire pickling, tube treatment and galvanising lines with closed process sequences for bulk goods and small parts. We can also retrofit systems to existing production plants of every kind.
We implement these plants individually to the very latest standards – this means that each plant is unique. Wherever they are in the world, our customers can trust in our competence to take them to the next level of success.
INGENIA was founded in 2001 by Rudolf Geiersberger, based on experience dating back to the early 1990s. Since 2011, Südpark near Linz has been home to INGENIA, which since 01 February 2017 has belonged to the ASMAG Group.
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The reason why we are leading specialist in the construction of wire pickling plants, tube treatment systems and galvanising lines is quite simple. It is all thanks to the people who work at INGENIA.
Each person is an expert in their field whose dedication and enthusiasm contributes to meeting targets and exceeding customer expectations.
THEY MAKE INGENIA UNIQUE.
With new people and a sound knowledgebase, we want to make a decisive difference in the construction of modern wire pickling plants, tube treatment systems and galvanising lines.
“Top quality material, product and service standards in everything that we do”
is not only the company’s maxim, but also something approaching a statement of belief. This claim to quality is mirrored by the INGENIA team, which thinks with the mindset of the customers, researches their needs and requirements, and then extrapolates the bases and guidelines for development work. This approach not only leads to individual success, because its essence strengthens the branch as a whole through the creation and maintenance of its sustainability and competitiveness. INGENIA employs its cost-effective and ecologically clean solutions to carefully change and update ossified structures and during this process always adheres to all relevant legal compliances, which frequently differ from country to country.
INGENIA has a nose for trends and a proactive focus on sensitive future topics, which for example commence with energy and resource efficiency and continue beyond the optimisation of production and logistical sequences
STEYREGG NEAR LINZ, UPPER AUSTRIA, IN SUMMER 2001
A new area begins for zinc coating, hot dip galvanising and special plants with the foundation by Rudolf Geiersberger, a dedicated mechanical engineering specialist, of
The name derives from the Latin adjective
„INGENIOSUS“ - which means gifted, clever and ingenious, and the noun
„INGENIUM“ - that designates a natural disposition for talented inventions and ideas and the solution of tasks.
Rudolf Geiersberger had a vision, which foresaw the creation of new accents and benchmarks in the zinc coating, hot dip galvanising and special plant branch through his own far-sighted and differentiated company. Innumerable successfully developed and implemented projects both in Austria and abroad, a position in the management of various branch leaders and last, but not least, 30 years of crane and lifting gear experience encouraged this desire to press forward.
Today INGENIA is a leading, global specialist for zinc coating lines, turnkey hot dip galvanising shops and special plants. Its focus lies on the automation of logistical and production sequences, as well as the optimisation of material flows in hot dip galvanising shops, the engineering of modern hot dip galvanising lines and logistics solutions for genereal production plants.
In all the years of INGENIA's development and expansion, one factor has never been allowed to fall by the waysides. This is originality, which is fostered by the company's own technology centre, its product portfolio and the untiring efforts of forty specialist employees at its locations in Linz, Vienna and Moscow. All these factors have served to lift the owner-managed company into the high-end segment.
Joining the ASMAG Group on 01 February 2017 led to an expansion of our market segments. Our know-how now goes into the construction of wire pickling plants and tube treatment systems to benefit the steel tube and copper alloy industries.
„New synergies, new markets“ – INGENIA enters new markets and special sectors such as tube and wire treatments. Faithful customers benefit from this expansion of competence.
„ASMAG acquires INGENIA“ – as of 1 February ASMAG acquires the shares in INGENIA; Rudolf Geiersberger remains managing director.
„ASMAG – ein starker Partner“ – die ASMAG-Gruppe aus Scharnstein in Oberösterreich und INGENIA gehen eine technische Kooperation ein.
„Mitas Türkei“ – eine der modernsten, vollautomatischen und leistungsfähigsten Feuerverzinkungsanlagen, mit einer Kesselgröße von
12,5 Metern, geht in Ankara/Türkei in Betrieb.
„Jubilee“ – the 25th plant goes into operation in Ankara.
„Go East“ – Rudolf Geiersberger founds a branch in Moscow for greater customer proximity and abbreviated processing routes.
„Turnkey galvanising shops“ – INGENIA expands its portfolio to include supplementary hall engineering and becomes a general planner.
„Openening“ – in the Linz Südpark industrial estate
The new location of the INGENIA HEADQUARTERS with its ASSEMBLY and EXPERIMENTAL PLANT is opened in Linz, Austria on 20th May 2011 with a sparkling show under the motto "ART, BODY SHAPES, DYNAMICS".
„Change of location“ – INGENIA moves to the Südpark Linz industrial estate.
In only nine months, a 1,500 m2 technology centre for development, quality control and assembly is built on a 10,000 m2-site. Administration and engineering are housed in 1,000m2 of puristic architecture.
„Groundbreaking“ – a technology centre and an administrative building are to be built in the Südpark Linz (Upper Austria).
„General contractor“ – INGENIA offers complete machinery parks for hot dip galvanising plants.
„Eastern expansion“ – Rudolf Geiersberger founds a second branch in Vienna.
„Progress“ – move to a larger office in the St. Florian Technology Centre (Upper Austria).
INGENIA GmbH is founded
The MBO negotiations are concluded and Rudolf Geiersberger founds INGENIA, taking the developments of the past nine years with him into the new company. The quality demands made on R. STAHL standard components for the equipping of plants with mechanical components become ever stricter. INGENIA develops these elements further, thus raising them to a higher technical level.
„Turning point“ – R. STAHL CraneSystems GmbH withdraws its support from the flourishing plant building sector and leaves Austria. Management buy-out negotiations commence between the group management in Stuttgart and Rudolf Geiersberger regarding the special plant for hot dip galvanising shops segment. Rudolf Geiersberger leaves R. STAHL and secures the unrestricted use of company developments and patents.
„Successful balance“ – 31 plants go into operation across Europe using innovations from R. STAHL Austria.
„Internationalisation“ – the first automated hot dip galvanising plant with closed process cycles goes into operation in Wiener Neustadt (Lower Austria) using components supplied by R. STAHL Austria. R. STAHL Austria under Rudolf Geiersberger also succeeds in entering international territory. A new era begins.
„Leadership“ – Rudolf Geiersberger makes a major contribution to the development of fully automated transport technology for encapsulated (closed) and environment-friendly hot dip galvanising plants. The related plant building know-how and developments attain an international standard.
„Achievement“ – Rudolf Geiersberger assumes the management of the Austrian subsidiary of R. STAHL Fördertechnik GmbH. He turns the company, which is located in Steyregg near Linz, into the Stuttgart-based mother group's most successful subsidiary. Its core business areas consist of cranes, bridge cranes and transport technology. Initial contacts are established with the hot dip galvanising branch.
„Development“ – Rudolf Geiersberger gains experience in the areas of crane, crane construction lifting gear and transport technology at the renowned OTIS company.
„Roots“ – Georg Geiersberger, Rudolf Geiersberger's grandfather, founds a hammer forge for forestry tools in Opponitz an der Ybbs under the „Marke GEIER“ brand. He thus lays the foundation stone for a family company that enjoys success over generations.
SERVING PEOPLE AND SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT!
"Sustainable environmental protection is embedded in our corporate philosophy. While the headquarters at INGENIA is located in a business park, it is also close to a residential area and recreation park. That is what makes us remember every day that nature and natural resources need to be conserved. We do everything possible to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible." Rudolf Geiersberger
Environmental protection and cost effectiveness belong together at INGENIA. INGENIA plant concepts are extremely energy efficient and operate below the European directives for waste air and exhaust gases (TA-Luft, IPPC and directive 2010/75/EU).
We implement optimised exhaust cleaning and reuse thermal energy as well as an energy management system that controls the plant with great precision. As a result, we look after the environment, the health of the employees and the running costs.
EXHAUST GAS CLEANING
Smoke gas filters for zinc furnaces and waste gas scrubbers in the pre-treatment area ensure environment-friendly production facilities and thus clean working conditions.
Via a heat exchanger, the waste heat from the zinc coating furnace is employed to heat the pre-treatment tanks.
A master computer system controls and regulates the energy consumption of all electricity consumers. Unnecessary and expensive consumption peaks are thus avoided.
SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE
INGENIA’s concepts naturally also function within its “own four walls”. In the technology centre and the engineering and office building modern, efficient and well thought-out air conditioning and heating systems ensure maximum energy efficiency and ideal working conditions for the company’s valuable staff.
A tightly knit network of pipelines runs over the ceilings of the working areas. This heating and fresh air system is operated with an economic water-water heat pump and regulates a performance-friendly atmosphere as a type of humidifier, as well as providing pleasant air quality both in summer and in winter. Moreover, the water for the heat pump is taken from the company’s own groundwater well.
It is here that our engineers test prototypes over the long term and our installation technicians assemble new components. The in-floor heating with automatically controlled concrete core activation ensures that the floor stays warm in winter to provide the best conditions for our employees.
AND OUR SUPPLIERS?
Here we also make sure that our suppliers are able to meet our expectations in terms of value. Mittermüller printing company, which has been serving us since mid-2015.
WE THINK GREEN!
Rudolf Geiersberger: “We make every effort to ensure that during the construction of our special plants, both Austrian and EU ecological standards are adhered to, even in areas where environmental protection is not regarded with such stringency. We thereby contribute to environmental protection as a general contractor on a cross-border basis.”
Numerous certificates document that fact that INGENIA more than meets these standards:
This is a licence for the use in Russia of machinery and plant with a special danger potential.
INGENIA supplies plant that corresponds with the CSA (Canada) and UL (U.S.A.) standards.
THINK FURTHER, DEVELOP FURTHER
Between 3 and 5 percent of our turnover is invested every year in the development of our own components for
We develop and manufacture the key components ourselves to ensure the highest quality and resulting material reliability.
LEAVING NOTHING TO CHANCE
Since 2011, assembly, quality controls and development work have been housed in the company’s 1,400 m² technology centre at the Südpark Linz. The centre completes test runs of prototypes and systems, which in a preliminary phase supply all the information required subsequently for an optimum production sequence and thus a practical overview.
These tests optimise efficiency and ensure an impressively safe investment. We can also train your experts on the equipment to be supplied to your plant in our technology centre. This is part of our 360° performance package and is key to our general contractor philosophy.
The technology centre is also our showroom, where you can see the benefits of INGENIA technology for yourself at first hand, and where components are assembled for testing before they are shipped.
In addition, components tested at the centre are also assembled prior to delivery and in general terms, the in-company technology centre forms a solid basis for complex international projects.