Milestones in the ProLeiT's History

2020 August ProLeiT becomes part of Schneider Electric. In the future, Plant iT and brewmaxx will be complementing the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure architecture, additionally, ProLeiT's modular process control system will be available on Schneider Electric's Modicon controllers. The integration of Schneider Electric's and ProLeiT's expertise will significantly advance the customers of both companies in their digital transformation and substantially contribute to increasing their productivity and efficiency.
2020 June ProLeiT supplies the food company Hochwald Foods GmbH not only with the process control system for the new building in Mechernich, but also with a group-wide MES solution.
2020 April ProLeiT acquires the Munich-based company Wacker Chemie AG as a new customer: This globally active company for highly developed special chemical products is entering into a strategic development partnership with ProLeiT for the purpose of implementing a group-wide MES solution.
2019 September Austar becomes a new OEM partner. The Chinese machine and plant manufacturer based in Beijing is a well-known leader, especially in the pharmaceutical industry.
2018 November ProLeiT AG welcomes 500th employee to the firm’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach.
2018 September After the laying of the foundation stone in November 2016 and the topping-out ceremony in September 2017, ProLeiT celebrates the inauguration of the new company building in Herzogenaurach. The roughly 4,500 m² of ultra-modern office space clearly shows that ProLeiT has taken the strong growth of recent years into account.
2018 September The German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, visits ProLeiT AG in Herzogenaurach to discuss the future and opportunities of the German apprentice system with representatives of trade and industry, chambers of crafts and vocational schools.
2018 March ROWA picked Plant Integrate iT Workflow, including a Manual Weighing System, as its MES solution of choice for four granulate and lacquer system production companies at three locations in Germany, thus optimising overall product quality, service quality (delivery times, adherence to delivery dates, flexibility, response time) and process quality (health & safety, environmental protection, error prevention, documentation, batch tracking, etc.) by 2021.
2018 February ProLeiT and SIG, one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry, are delighted to enter into a strategic partnership with the aim of offering holistic solutions for the smart factory of tomorrow. The collaboration will focus on the mutual development of innovative MES products.
2017 March ADLER-Werk Lackfabrik Johann Berghofer GmbH & Co. KG constructs the world’s most modern factory for water-based paints in Schwaz (AT). ProLeiT supplies the entire automation and an extensive MES solution.
2016 November ProLeiT expands its headquarters in Herzogenaurach and holds a celebratory event to mark the laying of the foundation stone for the new office complex on 11 November.
2016 June ProLeiT celebrates its 30 anniversary and increases the number of directors on its board to four.
2016 January Utilisation of Plant iT V9 at the PBO plant of Hopfpfisterei Ludwig Stocker GmbH in Munich, Germany.
2015 December ProLeiT opens a new international office in Sofia, ProLeiT Bulgaria OOD.
2015 July Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG becomes a new OEM partner. The company from Reinbek, Germany, is a manufacturer of turnkey plants delivering, among other things, complete compound feed factories around the world.
2015 July First joined project of the plant builder Pentair/Südmo and the dairy Agricultural Cooperative Pienas LT in Lithuania.
2015 March The Energy Management System (EnMS) developed by ProLeiT is eligible for federal funding. These basically include: DIN EN 50001 conformity, automatic output of alarms when thresholds are exceeded, data analysis, visualisation, support and staff training as well as the ability to be integrated into existing systems.
2015 January The offices of ProLeiT's Mexican subsidiary, ProLeiT S.R.L., move from Mexico City to Monterrey.
2014 November The first Armenian company to use our process control system Plant iT is the salt producer Avan Salt Plant.
2014 September Carlsberg employs brewmaxx V9 to automate its new brewing facility in Dali, in China's Yunnan province.
2014 July The head office of ProLeiT's U.S. subsidiary, ProLeiT Corp., relocates from Exton to Chicago.
2014 May ProLeiT's Dutch subsidiary, ProLeiT B.V., opens a branch office in Amsterdam.
2014 March Diageo presents ProLeiT AG with the "Diageo Engineering Award – Heroes of Excellence" in honour of its exceptional involvement in the extension project at the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, the site where the world famous Guinness beer is brewed.
2014 January ProLeiT becomes Royal FrieslandCampina DOMO's supplier of choice for its process control and manufacturing execution system. ProLeiT's system software Plant iT is employed in the new Greenfield dairy facility in the Dutch town of Borculo.
2013 December ProLeiT and QlikTech sign a cooperation agreement that ensures the application of Qlik technologies in the process control systems Plant iT and brewmaxx.
2013 November ProLeiT AG opens a further German subsidiary in Hanover.
2013 March ProLeiT is awarded the contract to automate the brewhouse of the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona, Wisconsin/U.S.A. The new production facility of the U.S. craft brewer will boost plant capacity to 100,000 barrels annually.
2012 November Presentation of the latest system generation V9 of the Plant iT and brewmaxx process control system with new graphic user interface and advanced MES-functionality.
2012 November 5th anniversary of ProLeiT Iberia S.L.U.
2012 October ProLeiT Corp. receives the order for automating the entire new brewery plant at Sierra nevada Brewing Co., USA .
2012 March ProLeiT receives Dairy Technology Award for the new PID-controller with autotuning function for the Plant iT process control system.
2012 February MillerCoors decides for the process control system brewmaxx based on the CLX hardware of Rockwell Automation as a new standard for the automation of their breweries in the USA.
2012 January Conversion of ProLeiT South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. into a new independent company called PSA Technology Group (Pty) Ltd., which will maintain a tight relationship with ProLeiT Group as our Certified Partner for South Africa.
2011 September ProLeiT establishes subsidiary in Brazil, ProLeiT Automação Ltda.
2011 June ProLeiT celebrates its 25th anniversary
2011 May ProLeiT is awarded the contract for the re-automation of the entire process control system of Carlsberg Fredericia Denmark.
2011 March Foundation of TOB ProLeiT Automation in Kiev / Ukraine.
2011 February ProLeiT establishes the subsidiary ProLeiT Corp. in Dallas / USA.
2010 November ProLeiT has been charged for the whole automation incl. engineering and delivering the Plant iT process control technique for the new Babyfood plant of the Joint Venture between the dairy company Almarai and Mead Johnson in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
2010 November Plant iT and brewmaxx V8.20 released. New features are e.g.: Plant iT and brewmaxx compact for compact entry-level solutions and the Plant iT Report Designer for simple and precise customization of reports
2010 June ProLeiT starts strategic Partner Program. First ProLeiT Certified System Partners are: Avanceon (North America), ERAS Ingénierie (France) and ZI-ARGUS (South East Asia)
2009 November The Moscow subsidiary ProLeiT OOO celebrates its 5th anniversary.
2009 Automation of the entire production process of Glocken Bakery in Bergkirchen (Germany), an affiliate of the REWE Group, with Plant iT, incl. connection to the REWE ERP system
2009 March Global alliance with Rockwell Automation that enables the development and sale of ProLeiT’s Plant iT and brewmaxx process control systems</b>, using the Rockwell Automation Logix Control Platform for the CPG industry (Consumer Packaged Goods).
2008 September Automation of the new brewing plant of Tucher Bräu in Fürth (Germany) with brewmaxx V8, incl. materials management
2008 August ProLeiT establishes the independent subsidiary ProLeiT South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2008 June The Warstein brewery commissions ProLeiT with the migration of the existing control systems to brewmaxx
2008 April ProLeiT establishes the independent subsidiary ProLeiT S.R.L. in Mexico City, Mexico.
2007 Automation of the Cruzcampo greenfield project of Heineken España in Spain with brewmaxx
2007 November ProLeiT establishes the independent subsidiary ProLeiT Iberia S.L.U. registered in Seville, Spain.
2007 August On August 01, 2007 brewmaxx GmbH & Co. KG changed its company name to ProLeiT International GmbH & Co. KG.
2007 January ProLeiT establishes the independent subsidiary ProLeiT Automation Systems Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
2006 August ProLeiT takes over Huppmann's 50 % shares of brewmaxx GmbH & Co. KG and thus holds 100 % of brewmaxx' shares.
2006 July ProLeiT and the Brazilian plant manufacturer Dedini sign the contracts for the joint venture "DAP" - Dedini Automação de Processos.
2006 June ProLeiT AG celebrates its 20 year anniversary
2006 March Cooperation agreement with Mitsubishi Electric on the development of system solutions based on the Mitsubishi MELSEC System Q modular controller and the Plant iT process control system
2005 March The ownership status of Huppmann GmbH and ProLeiT AG with regard to the brewmaxx joint venture company is rearranged. With effect from January 1 2005, each partner holds 50% of brewmaxx GmbH & Co. KG.
2004 December ProLeiT establishes several independent subsidiaries in other European countries: ProLeiT Bratislava (Slovakia), ProLeiT Enschede (Netherlands), ProLeiT Moscow (Russia) and ProLeiT Vienna (Austria).
2004 July After a project-driven development phase and the successful onsite test at the brewery Grolsch the new functions of Plant iT (among other things ISA S88.01 compliant batch-modelling and recipe control as well as 21 CFR 11 compliant electronic batch recording) the V7.0 of the Plant iT-family has been released for sales.
2004 April Official opening of the new brewery of Grolsch in Enschede (The Netherlands). So far the biggest coherent project of ProLeiT AG. The complete automation, specified according to ISA S88.01, has been realized on the basis of the brewmaxx system family.
2003 The functionality of the Plant iT product range is extended to meet the requirements of 21CFR Part 11 and / or EU-GMP Annex 11.
2002 Recertification for DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
2002 The large order for delivery of the complete process and operating control technology for the Grolsch brewery in the Netherlands represents the start of a series of innovations in the Plant iT systems. This includes the expansion of existing batch control to conform to ISA S88, the implementation of a phase controller with parameterizable path and object control matrix, as well as the option of a video mode for process images.
2001 ProLeiT develops a PDA standard interface for Plant Acquis iT, based on and conforming to the "Standard functional specifications for PDA systems in bottling lines" created by the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
2001 Opening of the Nordrhein subsidiary in Leverkusen, Germany
2001 ProLeiT celebrates its fifteenth birthday
2000 ProLeiT sets up product sales for the new system family Plant iT.
2000 As part of the Bavarian high-tech offensive "Future Bavaria" ProLeiT receives 2 Mio. DM of funding
2000 Transformation of ProLeiT GmbH into ProLeiT AG.
2000 With ProLeiT IPL (Integrated Production Logistics) ProLeiT is placed in the top 10 - next to the main prize winner - in the competition for the Bavarian Innovation Prize 2000
1999 DIN EN ISO 9001 certification
1999 ProLeiT receives capital appropriations from WestLB Venture Capital for planned growth and for the marketing measures for the Plant iT software family.
1999 Certification of the SAP interface by SAP
1998 Construction of an own company office in Herzogenaurach, Germany
1997 With the Industrial Data Server, ProLeiT brings a new concept in plant data acquisition to market
1997 The Promaxx subsidiary for process engineering and plant operations in the brewery industry is founded together with Huppmann
1993 A further leap in system development - with ProLeiT OS-NT the system platform is completely ported to the operating system MS Windows NT
1992 ProLeiT headquarters move to Herzogenaurach, Germany
1992 ProLeiT sets up a branch in Holleben near Halle, Germany
1991 Development of the next system generation ProLeiT OS 386 - a PC-based process control system - is started
1988 Development of the first own process control system ProLeiT OS 155
1986 Manfred Czepl and Wolfgang Ebster founded ProLeiT Gesellschaft für technologieorientierte Prozessleittechnik mbH