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PIA Automation

PIA stands for best in engineering quality and is growing expansively, all over the world.

We build on experience and we live innovation. Customers around the globe have appreciated the reliability of our production solutions for decades.

The most important facts about PIA

  • Our customers are market leaders in their sectors of mobility, industry, consumer goods, and healthcare.
  • At PIA, we place special value on the long service life of our machines, strong processing expertise, and agile service provided all over the world.
  • It's not only our technologies that are sustainable. Our European sites are already CO2-neutral and we plan to further expand this. Our tradition is one of our strengths.
  • PIA is firmly anchored in global automation business. Since 1972, we have been continuously growing and, today, we are a listed, globally operating company.
  • In the U.S., our roots go all the way back to 1963.
  • Over the course of our company’s history, we have successfully realized 8,700 projects. PIA systems can be found on all continents of the world.

Our mission

creating efficiency.

Companies around the world want to produce in better, smarter, more sustainable and more cost-efficient ways. With PIA's automation systems and service partnership, they can.

Automated manufacturing processes guarantee perfect products. Sophisticated production systems that fulfil individual customer requirements and, set new standards in efficiency and economy, master tomorrow’s challenges already today.

Our strength

our global network

Our teams and our expertise are globally networked. Our specialized know-how can be swiftly and smoothly accessed – all over the world.

The benefits for our customers: We manage projects as close to the customer as possible for a maximum effect. This gives PIA customers the best of both worlds – close proximity to the customer and the service strength of a global player.

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Energetically realizing good ideas

The mindset of our teams.

Optimizing production processes is PIA’s passion. We also support important goals like sustainability and the use of digital resources for the transformation to Industry 4.0 standards. We listen carefully. Customer requirements are the focus of our thoughts and actions.

Passion for Progress

Working at PIA.

Our PIA teams are by far our most important resource. Why?

Because our automation solutions require a lot of innovative spirit. The drive to develop something new and bring it to technical maturity is in our DNA.

Whoever shares this mindset with us will find open doors at PIA. We offer the exceptional career perspectives of a growing company and an international work environment with an open corporate culture.

More about career at PIA

PIA Automation Holding GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of the Joyson Holding Group.
It is comprised of the following companies:

  • Ningbo PIA Automation Holding Corp.
  • PIA Automation Austria GmbH
  • PIA Automation Amberg GmbH
  • PIA Automation Bad Neustadt GmbH
  • PIA Automation Canada Inc.
  • PIA Automation Croatia d.o.o.
  • PIAMEX Automation, S. de R.L.de C.V.
  • PIA Automation Service DE GmbH (Erfurt, Stuttgart)
  • PIA Automation (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
  • PIA Automation US Inc.
  • Shanghai PIA Medical Technology Co.,Ltd.

Management PIA Automation Holding GmbH

The management of PIA Automation has set the vision for the group:
"We make high-quality products available to everyone. Sustainable and worldwide – this is what PIA stands for."
Together, we will drive this vision forward and change the world with our innovative and sustainable solutions.

Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO)

Thomas Ernst

Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO)

Shilai Xie

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ran Tao

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Peter Richter

Chief Transformation Officer

Dr. Marcus Otto