DATRON History

Over 45 Years of Innovative Products

1969
  • Graduate engineers Pichl and Schulte establish DATRON-Electronic KG
  • Development of electronic components and equipment-related software
1980
  • The company's name is changed to DATRON-Electronic GmbH
1988
  • Development of the first DATRON CNC milling machine
1999
  • Expansion of the portfolio to high-performance dispensing machines
2002
  • A new generation takes charge: Dr. Arne Bruesch is appointed as Managing Director
2004
  • Sale of the 1000th DATRON CNC milling machine
  • TOP100 Award as one of the 100 most innovative German midsized companies
2007
  • 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)
2008
  • The company’s name is changed to DATRON AG
2009
  • 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
2010
  • 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
2011
  • 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
2012
  • 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
2013
  • 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
2014
  • 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
2015
  • 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

2016

  • 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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