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Ziemann & Urban im Profil

Founded in 1991 by Andreas Ziemann as an engineering office, Ziemann & Urban is now an owner-managed, medium-sized family business with 35 employees and a global presence for its equipment.

Over the years, the innovative solutions for test automation and quality assurance have earned us a reputation in German and worldwide industry that we are proud of.

But even though the quality of our own software development and expertise in mechanical engineering are undisputed, it is the relationships with our customers that represent the real value for us.

Because it is the people who make the difference and spur us on to top performance - on our side and on the customer side.

The most important facts about Ziemann & Urban at a glance:

  • Powerful solutions for test automation and quality assurance
  • In-house software development
  • Specialised mechanical engineering know-how
  • Used in many industries, especially in the automotive, plastics, semiconductor and medical technology industries
  • All test and measurement methods from a single source
  • In-house development and production
  • Your OEM partner: our products as part of your solution
  • 35 employees in design, software and electronics development, production and service
  • Certified according to ISO 9001:2015




Company formation

Engineering office for industrial image processing in semiconductor manufacturing (3 employees)


Presentation ZVIS2300/2400

Self-developed image processing system (hardware & software) based on MS-DOS


Change of name

Ziemann & Urban GmbH - Test and automation technology

Change from the engineering office

to system provider with own design, software & hardware development and assembly/machine building (8 employees)


Extension of the premises

in Erding Presentation of FCM2040 - Flexible Chip Mounter with integrated image processing 1998


Move to new company building in Erding

More assembly space and warehouse (10 employees)



Assembly/warehouse in second building


Ten-year company anniversary

15 employees


First apprentice at Z&U

IT systems electronics technician


Presentation ZVIS4300/4400

In-house developed image processing software based on Windows XP


Presentation ZMESS

Software for the integration and visualisation of different measurement technologies based on Windows XP


Presentation FCM4080

Flexible chip mounter with integrated image processing for small and medium production volumes


Move from Erding to Moosinning into own company building

Development & assembly completely under one roof on approx. 1500mΒ² area (20 employees)


Certification of the quality management system

according to ISO9001:2008


Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the company

25 employees


Presentation ZU-VISION

Self-developed image processing software based on Windows7 (64-bit)


Initial recertification of the quality management system

according to ISO9001:2008


Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the company

30 employees


Conversion of the certified quality management system

on ISO9001:2015


Entrance of Markus Urban

in the management

Presentation ZU-Vision/ ZU-Control/ ZU-Com

Fourth generation software family based on Windows10 (64-bit)


Presentation of the ZU Report

Database-based evaluation of results


Presentation HEKUtip QC Assistant

Turnkey solution for testing medical pipettes

Start distribution of telecentric components

From Canrill


Established and globally active provider of turnkey solutions

for test automation and quality assurance (35 employees)

Certification and sustainable quality management

With the ISO 9001:2015 certification as well as other industry-oriented standards and guidelines, Ziemann & Urban documents effective quality assurance and sustainable quality management. The testing and compliance with these standards certifies the continuous quality improvement and the high standard of information security.

In addition, increasing international standardisation in conjunction with rising quality requirements in all industries demands high standards for measurements and tests. Therefore, customers often require so-called capability certificates (MFU/MSA) for the measurements and tests carried out with our systems.

Regardless of whether it is a matter of customer-specific requirements or the numerous, often industry-specific standards - Ziemann & Urban provides the necessary verification for all solutions. These are also decisive for successful acceptance of the systems on the customer side.

For us, quality assurance means optimising production processes. With customised optical inspection systems, high product quality, less downtime and fewer rejects are guaranteed - to ensure the sustainable use of raw materials, energy and plant resources.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!


"Automated AI testing" - Publication in the magazine "inspect"

Our latest technical article was recently published in the current issue 03/2024 of the renowned magazine "inspect". The article highlights our innovative, AI-supported inspection system, which we have successfully implemented in the BMW foundry in…

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πŸ† Handover of trophy for the INSPECT Award 2023! πŸ†

hekuTIP QC Assistant achieves second place in the "Automation + Control" category

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Award as "volunteer-friendly company" by the Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann

Honored, desired and increased!

At the "Safe Bavaria" ceremony in Munich on July 15, Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann presented the "Volunteer-friendly Company - Together for More Safety" award to nine deserving employers.

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