Science becomes reality

EXCELLENCE
IN EVERYTHING WE DO

The integration of various technologies into one complete solution is what we specialize in. We use the latest technologies from mechatronics, automation, digital product development, and artificial intelligence.
The many years of experience and know-how of our employees enable the successful development of new, networked, or autonomous systems. Our teamwork is characterized by intensive and lively discussions, mutual respect, and professionalism in everything we do. The overarching objective throughout all of our activities is excellence, both professionally and in our cooperation.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MANAGEMENT

 

LCM stands for the reliable implementation of the latest research findings into marketable solutions and products that are precisely tailored to the needs of our customers.

Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Schatz

Commercial Managing Director, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

LCM is where science meets industry. We are committed to successfully transferring new technologies and methodologies to the industrial environment in the form of profitable and innovative solutions.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johann Hoffelner

Managing Director, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

FROM RESEARCH TO THE REAL WORLD

We transform the findings of our research projects into practical applications for the benefit of our customers. We are a partner to each individual company and offer our know-how from the first idea through to product realization. Our longstanding and intensive cooperation with internationally renowned research partners ensures that relevant state-of-the-art technologies are used. The combination of scientific project management and sound basic research offers our customers the best of both worlds.

COMPANY HISTORY

Since its foundation in 2001, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH, a former Kplus Center, has been transformed into a successful international R&D company under the leadership of Managing Director Gerald Schatz. From 2004, special emphasis was placed on establishing entrepreneurial structures and profitable projects in order to provide secure and long-term workplaces for our employees. The satisfaction of our customers inspires us to continue to grow and further expand our expertise and range of services.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

As a leading provider of R&D services for networked autonomous systems, machinery, and plants, the future needs of industry and society are important to us.
Our top priority is for our activities to have a positive and lasting effect on our customers, the business location, and society.

OUR EMPLOYEES

The workforce of Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH has steadily grown since the company’s foundation. Today, LCM employs 120 staff. An additional 40 employees are allocated by our partners to joint projects. Our employees are from the fields of mechatronics, mathematics, computer science, physics, and business administration.

SERVICES

ELECTRICAL DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

Development of integrated solutions for electrical drive technology, power electronics, testing technology

HYDRAULIC DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

Development of integrated solutions for hydraulic drive technology, digital switching valves, testing technology

SIMULATION AND MODELING

Simulation and optimization of components, systems, and processes

CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION

Development of electronics and software

Prototyping

Production of prototypes and small batches

VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY

Active and passive solutions for vibration damping

SENSORS

Industrial Internet of Things, predictive systems, data analytics, use of AI methodologies

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Integration of required technologies into an overall system

DIGITAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Use of software tools for the digital development of products and systems, virtual testing, and virtual commissioning

SUPPORT

Support for transitioning to the product/industrialization and for commissioning

CONSULTATION

Support with the introduction of new technologies and methods for product development

COMPANY PARTNERS

We see our customers as partners with whom we maintain long-term cooperations and solve challenging tasks along the entire innovation chain.

BUSINESS NETWORKS

As a member of various economic networks, we act in a cross-industry and sustainable manner in order to help develop the latest technical innovations.
The regional and supra-regional networking helps us to stay up to date with the latest technical, economic and social developments.

Awards and nominations

We are pleased that our developments and our research work are nationally and internationally nominated and awarded. We can proudly look back on numerous recognitions over the past few years.

In 2019, we got second place in the Austrian Leading Companies competition, which assessed the economic performance of companies in Upper Austria.

In 2017, together with Smartbow we were honored with the second place at the EARTO Innovation Award in Brussels.

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In 2017, we were nominated for the Hermes Award together with Salvagnini Maschinenbau GmbH.

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Climate-neutral company

The success of emission reductions depends to a large extent on the voluntary and consistent actions of industry in industrialized countries. Thus, we at Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH are also prepared to take responsibility for the world we leave to our children and grandchildren.

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For this reason, we have had the greenhouse gas emissions caused by our company’s activities recorded and offset by purchasing a total of 594 climate protection certificates for the years 2022 and 2024. With these certificates, we support a wind power project in Mauritania and a biomass project in Holland certified by the VCS standard.

We are aware of our special responsibility as a company towards future generations and have acted accordingly. The climate impact of our company, as well as our entire product range, has been determined for us by Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG has determined for us: Our carbon footprint is 198 tons of CO2 equivalent pollutants per year. To illustrate: On average, a person in Austria causes about 9.65 tons of CO2 per year through his lifestyle. 

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