Long before VisionTools existed, our company founder Dr. Hermann Tropf had been scientifically involved with this field of work. As head of the machine vision department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing in Karlsruhe (today: IOSB), he was one of the pioneers of industrial image processing.
As early as the early 1980s, groundbreaking developments were made in the group, which were used successfully and over the long term at VW, Ford and Siemens. Scientific publications on the combination of statistical and syntactic pattern recognition methods and on rule-based systems were awarded prizes. A basic work on multidimensional databases found its way into commercial systems (the method is now used in mobile databases).
All this led 1986 with a certain logical consequence to the establishment of the company VisionTools Bildanalyse Systeme GmbH. Today, a highly motivated team of over 70 employees at the company headquarters and our branches ensures that thousands of installed systems function optimally and that customers from almost all branches of the manufacturing industry are satisfied.
VisionTools is one of the leading system houses for industrial image processing. Based on our extensive product range, we offer our customers high-performance and efficient systems for all areas of industrial manufacturing technology, supported by state-of-the-art image analysis systems and robotics.
Our customers include all automobile manufacturers producing in Germany and neighbouring countries as well as their overseas plants. We are engaged in many different fields such as foundry, engine construction, body construction, paintshop and assembly. In addition, numerous companies in the electrical appliances, plastic and pharmaceutical industries, as well as industrial outfitters and mechanical engineering companies, rely on our long years of experience and our reliability.