HORIBA AUTOMATION is a business unit of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems (ATS) within HORIBA Ltd. in Japan (Kyoto), the world's leading manufacturer of scientific analysis and measuring instruments with currently more than 7000 employees.

Developing Efficient Software Solutions

HORIBA ATS supplies loading devices and analysis systems for the engine, drivetrain and overall vehicle development and production. HORIBA AUTOMATION develops efficient software solutions in the fields of test automation, test commissioning and test evaluation. As system integrators, we are specialists in the fields of database and data management systems and active partners in various standardization bodies (e.g. ASAM).

Doing Pioneer Work

Initially merely a part of a component, the software module has developed in recent years into a pioneering product with enormous efficiency and savings potential. The joint venture between HORIBA, Ricardo and Schenck was a first important milestone in this direction.

Apart from external studies, our own market research and the experience and demands of our customers show that software will take on an ever more central and key role in the coming years in the field of automation. The expansion of the HORIBA AUTOMATION headquarters in 2015 was undertaken with this development in mind. 10 management experts and over 180 specialists in the fields of R&D, sales and after-sales are ready to face this task. In the team with over 400 ATS employees worldwide, we guarantee an optimum interaction between hardware and software.

Optimizing Your Results

Market leaders and many global TOP 100 companies, particularly in the automotive industry (chassis dynamometers and engine test beds as well as exhaust emissions testing technology), have been relying on the experience and advice of our HORIBA AUTOMATION competence team for many years. Our customers can thus sustainably boost their productivity and benefit at the same time from great investment security. We are flexible innovation partners also for niche markets such as shipping and other non-road providers, and support companies down the line from the first idea through to the market launch.

In order to achieve these goals, our specialists from Sales, Development and Customer Service work hand-in-hand and just-in-time with you as our customer. From the first contact through to after-sales, our focus is on the optimization of the individual added-value chain in the field of automation. We achieve above-average results here through customer-oriented, lean communication.

Transforming Visions into Open-Innovation Projects

The HORIBA synergy effect of tried-and-tested concepts and process innovation also offers our customers maximum security and stability with high flexibility. In this way, we develop new ideas and pioneering products together with our customers. Just like the hardware products, our software products are based on the proven HORIBA quality: The best technology in combination with outstanding user convenience. Environmental protection and resource conservation are naturally also important aspects of our work.

In addition, you benefit from our open-innovation philosophy: A wide variety of application and combination possibilities in conjunction with independence and maximum stability. You as customer are the most important part of this process. Only the interaction with you enables ideas, wishes and visions to be transformed into real open-innovation projects. The whole HORIBA team with our developers, key account managers and after-sales staff has only one goal – the boosting of your productivity.