About us

About IGH Automation

The IGH portfolio ranges from the key-ready realisation and modernisation of test stands through to future-orientated digitisation.
Our clients repeatedly emphasise how well supported by our technical experts they feel.

Every Test has a History

We have earned this positive testimony through an appreciative, committed and reliable style of cooperation. In every project we uncompromisingly orientate ourselves to the goals of our customers in order to create perfect solutions. Because striving for 100% results is in our blood - we love exciting tasks, like challenges and are persistent in solving problems.


The school friends Horst Gattner and Ludwig Hoppe jointly found Ingenieursgemeinschaft
Gattner und Hoppe in the Westphalian city of Münster.

IGH Historie 1985
Historie IGH bis 1994

Up to 1994

IGH makes a name for itself in special machine construction, production and logistics
with the global implementation of networked automation solutions.


The first configurable cab test stand for agricultural machines is delivered.

IGH Historie 1995
Historie IGH 1998


IGH adds products for special purpose vehicle construction to its portfolio.


The first solutions for testing railway vehicles are realised.

Historie 2008
Historie der IGH - 2010


IGH extends its line of business with the web applications for operator guidance and fault management.


The move to the Ilmenau technology site ensures optimum future prospects for IGH Automation GmbH. At the same time, proximity to Ilmenau technical university facilitates ongoing cooperation in research and development.

Historie der IGH - 2013
Historie der IGH - 2015


New solutions are presented for local transport and railway vehicles.


IGH Automation GmbH adds innovative web applications to its product range in the form
of the modules "information system", "rework“ and "report".

Historie der IGH - 2017