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 200 people in Germany and maintains a worldwide distribution network in over 20 countries.

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 and is responsible for the areas of personnel, 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 the areas of Finance and Investor Relations.

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. As a member of the Managing Board, he is responsible for the areas of service and production.

Matthias Reck

Mr Matthias Reck studied electrical engineering and electromechanical design at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He came to DATRON-Electronic GmbH in 1992 as a development engineer and was the head of development from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was employed by Siemens Dematic as head of mechanical development in the area of automation. After this, Mr Reck returned to DATRON as the technical director of development and production.
As a member of the Managing Board, he is responsible for production and for research and development.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Thomas Milde


Manfred Krieg

Certified and Tax Accountant

Gerhard Schulte

Graduate Engineer

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“ (Hesse’s 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
  • reddot design award winner
  • 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
  • Award of the “Deutschlands Kundenchampions 2011" (Germany's Customer Champion 2011) seal
  • 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 DATRONs highspeed milling machine M8Cube
  • DATRON receives 'iF product design award 2013' for its M8Cube and is being honored as finalist of 'Großen Preis des Mittelstandes 2012'