DATRON AG is a publicly traded, internationally successful high-tech company in Mühltal-Traisa near Darmstadt.

Our product portfolio covers CNC milling machines for high speed milling (HSC-milling) and 3D engraving, dental milling machines for the efficient processing of all common materials in dental laboratories, dispensing machines for accurate and quick bonding and sealing, tools for high-speed processing and after-sales services such as training, support, accessories and the sale of spare parts.

Our products excel at their high degree of innovation and their strong focus on the customer’s benefits. Since almost 25% of our employees work in R&D, we can respond quickly to new market trends and processing of future-oriented materials such as composites. The modular design of DATRON machines allows them to be configured for individual customer requirements. DATRON equipment is more energy efficient due to its innovative lightweight design, and is therefore more cost-efficient than comparable machines with a same level of performance.

DATRON AG is the market leader in Germany for machines engineered for front panel and case machining, and also a technology leader in the production of highly precise, accurate-volume dispensing machines.

DATRON AG employs about 235 people in Germany and maintains a worldwide distribution network in over 20 countries.

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Senior Management Team

Dr. Arne Brüsch

Dr. Arne Brüsch was first trained as a banker at the Dresdner Bank AG in Darmstadt. Upon finishing his training with the Dresdner Bank, he studied the science of management from 1989 to 1994 at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main, where he earned a degree in business administration. Following this came his doctoral studies, which resulted in his being awarded a doctorate in business and social sciences. In 1999, Dr. Brüsch started as an authorised business officer at the DATRON-Electronic GmbH (which has since become the DATRON AG), and was made chief executive officer in 2002. Dr. Brüsch is Chairman of the Managing Board (CEO) and in addition is responsible for Sales and Marketing.

Michael Daniel

Mr. Michael Daniel started his career with an apprenticeship as a banker at Stadtsparkasse Lippstadt, from 1996 through 1999 followed by economic studies with a major in financial services at the private university of applied sciences FHDW in Hannover. Mr. Daniel graduated with the diploma of Diplom-Kaufmann (FH). After a brief employment at a Frankfurt based investment bank, in 2000 Mr. Daniel founded the publicly traded PCI AG, a business consultancy focussing on net equity. Mr. Daniel was CEO of PCI AG prior to joining DATRON AG. As a member of the board of DATRON AG, Mr. Daniel is responsible for Finance (CFO).

Thorsten Müller

Thorsten Müller was trained in 1993 as an industrial mechanic for mechanical and systems engineering at the Frauenhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit (structural durability) in Darmstadt-Kranichstein. Thereafter, Mr Müller worked at various technical companies, most notably as a toolmaker at the WEBA-Werk KG in Ober-Ramstadt in the field of aeronautical hydraulic systems from 1995 to 1996. He followed this up in 1996 to 1998 with a position as technical director for the "North" region at Mövenpick AG. From 1998 to 1999, Mr Müller worked at the WEBA-Werk KG in Ober-Ramstadt as a programmer in the area of aeronautical hydraulic systems. Then Mr Müller was operations manager at the Aral-Center Dürholt from 1999 to 2000. Mr Müller joined DATRON – Mechanik GmbH as an industrial mechanic in 2000. In 2001 he moved to the service department of DATRON, where he has been the head of customer service since 2002 and as a member of the Managing Board was responsible for the areas of service and production.
Since July 2015 Mr. Müller holds the position of CTO, which subsumes his previous roles as Chief Production and Chief Service Officer.

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Supervisory Board

Dr. Thomas Milde


Manfred Krieg

Certified and Tax Accountant

Farid El-Nomany


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DATRON History

Over 40 years of innovative product engineering




  • Graduate engineers Pichl and Schulte establish DATRON-Electronic KG
  • Development of electronic components and equipment-related software
  • The company's name is changed to DATRON-Electronic GmbH
  • Development of the first DATRON CNC milling machine
  • Expansion of the portfolio to high-performance dispensing machines
  • A new generation takes charge: Dr. Arne Bruesch is appointed as Managing Director
  • Sale of the 1000th DATRON CNC milling machine
  • TOP100 Award as one of the 100 most innovative German midsized companies
  • TOP100 Award as one of the 100 most innovative German midsized companies
  • "Familienfreundlichster Arbeitgeber Südhessens” (Most family-friendly employer of South Hesse) Award by the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • The company’s name is changed to DATRON AG
  • Dr. Arne Bruesch is named “Hessischer Unternehmer des Jahres“ (Hessian Entrepreneur of the Year)
  • Top Job award as one of the best small and medium sized German employers
  • DATRON enters the dental equipment market
  • Development of a new innovative machine control system
  • Development and market introduction of the high-precision, high-performance M10 Pro milling machine
  • Expansion of the production capacity at the Darmstadt location
  • Development and launch of the new 5-axis D5 dental milling machine
  • DATRON D5 receives a Red Dot Design Award 2010
  • IPO in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • TOP100 Award as one of the 100 most innovative German small and medium sized companies
  • "Deutschlands Kundenchampions 2011" (Germany's Customer Champion 2011) award
  • Development and launch of the 5-axis simultaneous milling machine C5
  • Expansion and transfer of production to Darmstadt
  • DATRON receives "Ethics in Business" seal of excellence
  • Dr. Arne Brüsch is appointed as Member of the European Economic Senate
  • Global market launch of DATRON's high-speed milling machine M8Cube
  • DATRON receives iF Design Award 2013 for its M8Cube and is being honored as finalist of "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" 2012
  • DATRON receives Red Dot Product Design Award 2013 for the high-speed milling machine M8Cube
  • Establishment of the subsidiary DATRON France SAS in Annecy
  • Michael Daniel becomes CFO at DATRON AG.
  • Introduction of dental milling machine DATRON D5 Linear Scales for high-precision machining of dental implant prosthetics
  • Development and introduction of the large-scale CNC milling machine DATRON ML Cube
  • DATRON receives the ZIM award of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy 2014
  • Establishment of DATRON Dental GmbH for the launch of DATRON Dental Materials
  • Launch of DATRON's compact dental milling machine D1 pure
  • DATRON receives a Red Dot Product Design Award 2015 for the D1 pure
  • Presentation of the wide format industry milling machine DATRON MLCube with linear scales (LS)
  • DATRON celebrates company anniversary: 40 years at the Mühltal-Traisa site
  • The consulting firm Munich Strategy Group (MSG) ranks DATRON among the most innovative SMEs in Germany (DATRON achieved position 30), published in an independent study at the end of 2015, and further ranked DATRON as a TOP 100 company


  • DATRON AG received the "Customer Champion 2016" award
  • Launch of DATRON's entry- milling machine DATRON neo
  • DATRON receives Red Dot Product Design Award 2016 for DATRON neo
  • Thomas Frank becomes CSO at DATRON AG.
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