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Robotron – Dresden’s tradition

A history outline

Robotron was established as a central East-German IT company in Dresden on April, 1st 1969. Robotron's objective was to concentrate all eastern German IT capacities in order to secure the dominant position of the former Soviet Union.

In this content, all the software capacities of the large computing center – the later Center for Research and Technology of the Robotron Combine – were bundled. At the same time and as a part of restructuring, the department 'Data management' – later 'Database systems' – was founded by Dr. Rolf Heinemann.

Well-known database systems were analyzed and adapted parallel to in-house developments.

When the wall came down in Berlin, dissolution and liquidation of Robotron Combine lay ahead by the trust company. In August 1990 the Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH was founded by Dr. Rolf Heinemann together with 8 partners and 26 employees. Business activities included the implementation of projects for effective management of large data sets based on database software. From the very beginning, a high value was set on the strong and very successful partnership with the ORACLE Deutschland GmbH. So the strategic and technological direction for the project work was settled.

  • 1993 - Robotron as ORACLE partner

    The Robotron Training Center became a solid partner of the training system of the ORACLE Deutschland GmbH.

    At the same time, the ORACLE Deutschland GmbH acquired 33 % of the common stock of Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH in the scope of a capital increase.

    The Czech subsidiary Robotron Database Solutions s.r.o. was founded in Jicin.

  • 1995 - Robotron moved to Coschütz/Gittersee

    The company left its historical place in the city center of Dresden and moved in its own office building in Dresden Coschütz/Gittersee.

  • 1999 – Entered the Energy sector

    After having successfully entered the Energy sector with the incident management system robotron*SEA Robotron started the development of the product robotron*ecount together with the local partners ESAG (now ENSO Strom AG) and DREWAG based on the liberalization of the utility market and the cooperation with PSI AG Aschaffenburg.

  • 2000 - First big order of robotron*ecount

    The number of employees had increased to 100 as the Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH celebrated its 10th anniversary of its foundation. The company received its first order concerning the use of its EDM solution robotron*ecount by the big energy supplier EnBW.

  • 2001 - The new office building was inaugurated

    Robotron moved into its new office building located at Stuttgarter Straße 29 in Dresden.

  • 2004 - Subsidiary Robotron Schweiz GmbH

    The company decided to setup an independent development department for the products robotron*ecount and robotron*esales. For the purpose of guaranteeing the development for the following years a total of 1.8 million Euros was settled. After having received the order for the EDM solution by ETRANS AG Swiss the subsidiary Robotron Schweiz GmbH was founded. Heinz Tschudin was appointed managing director. Shortly thereafter the company conquered a leading position in the Swiss energy market.

    Ulf Heinemann was appointed second managing director of the Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH.

  • 2005 - Robotron got completely independent

    The company and several employees bought the shares of the ORACLE Deutschland GmbH back to secure the company's complete independence.

  • 2006 - Concept for the Russian public energy authority

    In that year, the first representatives of the energy industry in Russia were contaced. Ulf Heinemann presented a concept in Russia’s public energy authority.

    Robotron’s product robotron*ecount was ordered by Vattenfall Europe Hamburg and Berlin.

    After having successfully developed robotron*Daphne - a museum management system - with the Dresden State Art Collections, this product had been included in the product portfolio of Robotron.

  • 2007 - Strategic partner contracts

    To strengthen the international engagement, partner contracts were concluded with the Russian company INTEGRATOR and the Austrian company HAKOM.

  • 2008 - Coorporation with ECG Erdgas-Consult GmbH

    The increasing influence on the gas market led to a closer cooperation with the VNG subsidiary ECG Erdgas-Consult GmbH. Besides a partner contract first common projects were initiated.

    The Robotron Schweiz GmbH, meanwhile, increased to 8 employees and contributed fundamentally to the positive business result with over 10 %.

    On the basis of a partner contract with the company Profconsalt in Moscow more intense market activities in the energy sector are started to secure future market opportunities in Russia.

  • 2009 - Extension of the office complex

    Due to the increasing number of employees to more than 190 and the shareholders decided an extension to the office complex in coordination with Robotron Objektentwicklungs GbR (Robotron object development society of civil law). The construction work was started as planned on September, 3rd 2009.

    Having celebrated the 40th anniversary of the collective combine Robotron – under the title ’40 years of IT innovation from Saxony’ – Robotron is proud of the tradition in database development.

  • 2010 - 20 years of Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH

    The Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH celebrated its 20-year existence and continued to expand nationally and internationally.

    Several branch offices were opened across Germany in order to provide optimal customer care. So Robotron guarantees the necessary customer proximity in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, and Hamburg.

    The demand of the Russian government of Energy Data Management systems and support in the field of energy efficiency consulting together with the market’s increasing demand led to the foundation of the Russian subsidiary OOO Robotron RUS in June 2010.

  • 2011 - Oracle 'EMEA industry partner of the year 2011 Award'

    Since the beginning of the year 2011 the Robotron|ECG solutions GmbH as a common subsidiary of Robotron and ECG has been supporting participants of the electricity and gas market with solutions and know-how when implementing regulatory as well as competitive requirements. Already in 2009 Robotron and the ECG Erdgas Consult GmbH had joined in a common solution and development partnership.

    The Federal Ministry of Education and Research together with some German foundations committed to develop an initiative entitled 'Lernen vor Ort' (‘Learning on-site’). The aim of this project is a sustainable implementation of a coherent education management in communities. The development of a suitable software solution, which can be used by all communities via a database-aided integrated education management system, is one part of the project. In the scope of an EU-wide tender Robotron received the acceptance of its offer concerning the development of such a solution.

    In October 2011 Robotron was awarded the 'EMEA Industry Partner of the Year 2011 Award' (EMEA: Europe, Middle East, and Africa) within the scope of the Oracle Open World in San Francisco. With this award Oracle appreciated the above-average know-how and very successful activity in Europe of its platinum partner Robotron. In addition, Oracle awarded the German 'Partner of the Year Awards' 2011. Oracle appreciated the specialization of particular enterprises in seven categories. In that scope Robotron was honored with the 'Industry Partner of the Year' award.

  • 2013 - New Training Center

    A modern building complex was created in front of the headquarters of Robotron.

    The building consists of two wings: The Training Center equipped with the latest technology and an office complex for the increasing number of employees.

    The official opening of the building is planned in 2014.

  • 2014 - New subsidiary SASKIA®

    Since December 2014, SASKIA® Informations-Systeme GmbH is fully owned by Robotron.

    SASKIA® offers a wide range of modular solutions to support public administration in terms of public finance, civil management, administrative offences, trade management, human resource management and waste management.

  • 2015 - Big data specialist for 25 years

    Robotron looks back at 25 successful years. Robotron is employing more than 440 people in the German headquarters and subsidiaries, its Austrian, Czech, Russian and Swiss subsidiaries as well as in the latest takeover of SASKIA® Informations-Systeme GmbH. The university and college graduates with excellent expertise in the database environment and other branch-specific topics build the basis for the continuous development of the company.

    After an extensive redevelopment the company kindergarten ‘Robolino’ is opened in June 2015. Located closely to the headquarters of Robotron the kindergarten offers spacious and bright apartments for the three childminders taking care of the children of the Robotron employees. The building has event rooms that can be used for children’s birthday parties or the early pre-primary musical education.