DSA acquires IGH Automation GmbH

Aachen June 2022, 22nd - As an expert in modular software and hardware solutions for the entire life cycle of vehicle electronics, DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH based in Aachen, Germany, acquires the software company IGH Automation GmbH in Ilmenau, thus further expanding its customer base.

IGH Automation GmbH has been successfully developing and selling software solutions and test systems for commercial vehicles such as forklifts, fire engines and cranes, as well as for rail vehicles for more than three decades. "On first sight, our solutions look similar, but our customers and system requirements are different," says DSA Managing Director Dr Thomas Huth, explaining the company's decision. "With the acquisition of IGH Automation, we are further expanding our fields of application and our customers, while strengthening our competence in the area of commercial and special vehicles with the 20 employees." In this context, he points out that IGH Automation's customers can rely on continuity in the business relationships.

Through the acquisition, the two companies complement their competences and resources in order to offer an even more comprehensive portfolio to existing and potential new customers. IGH Automation will remain an independent DSA subsidiary at its Ilmenau site and will continue to employ all employees. The former managing shareholder Ludwig Hoppe will remain managing director. "We are pleased about the successful transfer of the company and about the future cooperation. Together we can manage significantly larger projects," says Hoppe. "With DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH, we were able to transfer our successfully established company into competent hands and not only offer our employees the continuity of their jobs, but also enable them to realize interesting projects in new international markets."

About DSA

For more than 40 years DSA has been developing innovative diagnostic solutions for vehicle electronics. As a long-standing automotive expert and market leader, the company supplies modular software and hardware solutions for the entire life cycle of vehicles. DSA’s core competence lies in the development of innovative solutions that enable vehicle manufacturers and service providers to meet the demanding quality standards of the industry, optimize process times and make production processes leaner and more flexible.

DSA is present at most automotive locations worldwide with offices in Germany, USA, China, Italy, Brazil, India, and Mexico. DSA currently employs more than 500 people. The headquarters of the company is in Aachen, Germany.

About IGH Automation

IGH Automation is a leading supplier for platform-based digitalization of manufacturing in production and maintenance for commercial, special and rail vehicles. With the help of the intuitively operable, largely automated test systems (software & hardware), processes on the shop floor run lean, guided, and standardized. The solutions can be modified by customers and partners themselves and the web tools can also be used for worker assistance.


Lydia Konnegen
DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Pascalstraße 28
52076 Aachen, Germany
Telefon +49 (0)2408 94 92-857


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Former and present partners and managing directors of IGH Automation GmbH and DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH from the left: Horst Gattner (retired), Ulrike Oster, Ludwig Hoppe, Dr Thomas Huth, Dr Eckhard Schulz, Dr Stephanie Schäfer-Schulz, Dr Volker Gehring
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