In no time at all, Fill Machine Engineering decided to take over their longstanding partner SEP Automation GmbH and establish Boost Automation GmbH.
SEP Automation GmbH had become insolvent, but it was integrated into the Fill Group under the new name of Boost Automation GmbH on July 1. All employees at the company based in Hornstein, Burgenland, have been taken on board. Boost Automation operates in the fields of automating smaller projects, retrofitting existing systems, as well as servicing and other services. This perfectly complements the product portfolio of Fill Machine Engineering. Alongside Fill China, Fill Mexico, and Fill USA, the new company is the fourth subsidiary of the Innviertel machine builders.
Gurten, July 1, 2021 – “Our longstanding partner is a young and creative business with great innovative strength. Under the new name of Boost Automation GmbH, we will seek to further develop this expertise and make best use of the many possible synergies. We see great potential in this undertaking, and the new company really enhances the Fill Group,” explains Andreas Fill, CEO and proprietor of Fill Machine Engineering. The general aim will be to give the company greatest possible independence and to retain the whole of the existing customer base.
Site in Burgenland offers many advantages
In addition to ideally complementing Fill’s product portfolio and boosting the company’s expertise in the field of software, the move also offers benefits in terms of the location in Hornstein, Burgenland. Its proximity to Vienna and the many nearby technical colleges and universities of applied science provides Fill with direct access to these educational facilities and tomorrow’s skilled professionals.
All employees retained
The existing managers of SEP Automation GmbH, Bernhard Haas (sales) and Andreas Fischer (software), have been taken on board, together with the 20 or so employees. In order to integrate the new company optimally into the Fill Group, Mario Redhammer (Head of Fill’s Electro-Technology Division) has assumed the position of CEO at Boost Automation GmbH. His deputy is Fill COO Günter Redhammer.
Boost Automation GmbH corporate data
Boost Automation is a young, creative, and ambitious company operating in the fields of software engineering, digitalization, and automation technology. Its expertise lies in developing and programming complete software and digitalization solutions for high-tech machine engineering and industry. Boost Automation supports its customers from the initial idea through to implementing turnkey and production-ready systems. The CEO of the company, which employs 20 people at its headquarters in Hornstein, Burgenland, is Mario Redhammer. Boost Automation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fill Gesellschaft m.b.H., Gurten, Upper Austria.
Fill corporate data
Fill is a leading international machine engineering company based in Gurten, Upper Austria. With sophisticated high-tech systems and custom manufacturing solutions for metal, plastics and wood, Fill makes its customers the best in their fields. The automotive, aviation, sports and building industries all benefit from Fill’s expertise. Since it was founded in 1966, the company has distinguished itself through enormous innovative strength, strong values and the best jobs. “If you are seeking the best solution, shape your future with Fill” is the guiding principle of the company’s more than 900 employees. “Wir sind 1! We are one!” is their vision and stands for togetherness not only with the team, but also with customers, suppliers and partners. The company is 100 percent family-owned and is managed by Andreas Fill (CEO), Martin Reiter (CSO), Alois Wiesinger (CTO) and Günter Redhammer (COO). In 2020, Fill recorded sales of around 144 million euros.
Andreas Fill (CEO and proprietor of Fill Gesellschaft m.b.H.) and Mario Redhammer (CEO of Boost Automation GmbH)