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2nd May, 2019 – regional paper Tips Kirchdorf

Company take-over …

Assembling and testing technology expert will upraise to next level …


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15th March, 2019 – regional paper Extrablick

DFT becomes part of Hahn-Group …

Hahn-Automation purchases the prosperous Austrian engineering specialist situated in Kremsmünster …

„This strong partnership will raise our company to new levels“, statement of DFT-CEOs …


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28th February, 2019 – press release

Expanding to Austria – Hahn Automation purchases dft maschinenbau gmbh …

The purchase of dft maschinenbau gmbh – supplier of automated assembly and testing technology - strengthens the competences

and the know how of Hahn Automation (subsidiary company of Hahn Group) in the fields of assembly and testing technology.


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8th November, 2018 – regional paper Bezirksrundschau Kirchdorf

Innovation: dft convinces jury …

Austrias first award for innovative robotics and future technologies took place in „Palais Niederösterreich“ in Vienna …


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7th November, 2018 – regional paper Tips

Award for „special team spirit“ …

The vision of dft maschinenbau gmbh in Kremsmünster, Upper Austria are collaborating teams of human beings and robots …


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October 2018

Premiere of the Austrian Robotics Award on 24th October in „Palais Niederösterreich“ in Vienna …

dft is awarded the special price of the jury for the project „you = robot, me = human being, we = team“,

an authentic and technically safe human-robot-relationship for the packaging process of a heavy component.


Link to video (in German)

Credit: Grant Thornton Austria GmbH/APA-Fotoservice/Godany, Photo: Moritz Nachtschatt

October 2018

Robotics meets Safety & Security on 22nd October in Leonding …

Thought ahead in Upper Austria with guests from business and politics – TÜV Austria presents robotics, safety and security with industrial pioneer DFT Maschinenbau.

Jürgen Prenninger debates in front of the assembled audience the practical application possibilities of robots and robotic systems in machineries made by dft …


Article "Die Presse" (in German)

Article "" (in German)

Credit: TÜV AUSTRIA/APA-Photoservice/EXPA/Hackl

18th May, 2018 – regional paper Extrablick

Biggest order in company history …

dft maschinenbau gmbh invested a total of three million euros in its new facility in Kremsmünster …

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December, 2017 –  Upper Austria Business Journal of RLB Austria, 3rd edition/2017

Almost at home …

The company with headquater in Kremsmünster, Upper Austria, finds a lot more business possibilities in neighbouring Germany …

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10th/11th November, 2017

Vocational days in the city hall of Kirchdorf ...

We again participated this year and would like to say thank you to all our visitors who had been interested in our automate world of tchnic as well as in our offer of apprenticeships.

August/September, 2017

The top 50 of Austria´s machinery industry ...

Austria´s machinery industry every year is subject to a highly respected sector test done by the "Factory" magazine.

Here the links to the ranking of the top 50th as well as to the E-Paper are presented.

16th/17th November, 2016 – regional paper Tips

Chamber of commerce honors Upper Austrias‘ exemplary apprenticeship companies …

For the 4th time the chamber of commerce honored Upper Austrias‘ dedicted apprenticeship companies with the ineo-award …

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October 2016 – regional paper Rundschau – special issue – apprenticeship job market Kirchdorf

We participate …

and are looking forward to seeing numerous young and interested visitors.

Please visit us at the job market in the city hall of Kirchdorf on 4th and 5th November.

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7th October, 2016 – regional paper Extrablick

Fit for future – dft invests …

dft maschinenbau gmbh, Kremsmünster, Upper Austria, is doubling capacity by investing around 3 million euros for a new assembly hall …

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6th/7th October, 2016 – regional paper Bezirksrundschau

Females in a typical male profession

The 27-years-young Raffaela Osanger works as an electrician at dft …

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September/October 2016 – Raiffeisen „partner for success“ – ad campaign

All automatically … DFT Maschinenbau

Medium-sized enterprises are the motors in our country for growth and employment.

Thanks to Raiffeisen OÖ for choosen us as prominent advertising media for their campaign.


Our contribution will be published in following print media:


Upper Austrian „Rundschau“ on Thursday, 6th October

Upper Austrian „Wirtschaft“ with special topic „ on Friday, 7th October

Upper Austrian „Nachrichten“, business columns on Saturday, 8th October

„Neues Volksblatt“ on Saturday, 15th October.


Online it is published since 22nd September in, and as

adwords-campaign in

16th September, 2016 – regional paper „Extrablick“

Professionals highly demanded

Finding enough capable employees is a challenge for regional companies …

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August, 2016 – internal press release

„We are bursting at the seams …“

That is why we rented an assembly hall with an assembly area of 1.200 m² and an office area of  140 m²  in the neighbouring village Ried im Traunkreis

till our new hall in Kremsmünster will be completed.  20 of our employees are already working at our 2nd base.

17th August, 2016 – regional paper „Tips“

Valuable engineering solutions

Since 1996 dft maschinenbau gmbh has been planning, constructing and manufacturing machines and systems geared to the needs of their international customers …

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3rd August, 2016 – regional paper „Tips“

Valuable engineering solutions – local news of Kremsmünster in Upper Austria

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July/August, 2016 – Factory Report

Top 50 mechanical engineering companies

All important facts and data relating to the strongest Austrian mechanical engineering companies ranked by Factory Report in 2016 …

> Epaper

29th January 2016 – regional paper „Bezirksrundschau Kirchdorf“

 „It is important to enjoy what you are doing …“

The 19 years joung Daniel Merkinger from Nußbach in Upper Austria is practicing his dream job as a mechatronics technician at dft and never has regretted his career wish …

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9th & 10th November, 2018

Vocational days in the city hall of Kirchdorf

Thank you very much for your numerous visits to our booth and your participations in our „Überflieger“-test.

The young winner of the balloon ride lives in Schlierbach and he is already looking very much forward to doing the ride with us and with his family in Spring 2019.


And we are looking very much forward to receiving your numerous applications for an apprenticeship …

13th December, 2017

Year after year … visit of PTS Kirchdorf


We very much appreciate the lively interest shown in our automated assembling and testing technology as well as in our apprenticeships.

Thanks a lot to Walter Weißenböck und Peter Mandlbauer for the organisation of the field trip together with 25 pupils.

We hope our visitors had an inspiring and peasant stay and we are looking forward to receiving some applications for an apprenticeship.

And – of course – we are looking very much forward to seeing the PTS Kirchdorf again next year.

11th and 12th November, 2017

Thanks a lot to all our visitors …

at the vocational days in the city hall of Kirchdorf. Here a short review.

All information to apprenticeships at dft interested shooting stars can find here in our

website on the training pages. You are highly and most welcome …

19th May, 2017

Start signal for moving to the new hall building …

We celebrated the completion of the extension to our premises in Kremsmünster, the completion of our new „Technikum“ …

together with all our employees and their families, together with all the activists of the construction project and together with very closed friends of the company managers‘.

It was an amazing afternoon in a fabulous setting and with a lot of warm family feeling.

5th December, 2016

PTL Kirchdorf visited our site …

24 students gained a first impression of our „moving“ world of engineering. Many thanks to Mr. Walter Weißenböck and Mr. Peter Mandlbauer for the organisation. We hope our visitors had an inspiring and pleasant stay.

14th November, 2016

Austria’s Leading Companies – award ceremony at the Tabakfabrik in Linz

Once again the KSV1870 awarded together with its partners PwC Austria and Die Presse Austria’s best companies of 2016.

The award has established itself in the meantime as the most coveted economic prize … the economic „Oscar“.

By tackling this freshly as a challange dft achieved the 19th place in the ranking of the „Goldener Mittelbau“-companies.


> Link to photo gallery and ranking

8th November, 2016

Gala event „ineo“ at the exhibition center in Wels

For the 2nd time in a row we received the ineo-Award for an excellent apprenticeship. The award is representing the cooperate values in apprenticeship: innovation, dediction, sustainability and orientation.

photos: cityfoto/Petzl

4th and 5th November, 2016

Vocational days in Kirchdorf and we were there …

We look back on two successful vocational days with a lot of interested visitors who made the virtual reality-tour

trough our fascinating and „moving“ technical world.


If you are interested in an apprenticeship …

The application submission time already started.

Please contact us as soon as possible for spending some trial days with us ...

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Doing the sod-cutting (from left): Mayor G. Obernberger, District Govenor D. Goppold, dft CEO W. Überwimmer, Provincial Member of Parliament M. Strugl, dft CEO J. Prenninger, J. Bauer (head of AMS Kirchdorf), K. Aitzetmüller (chairman chamber of commerce Kirchdorf) and builder J. Wolf.

28th September, 2016

Sod-cutting ceremony for new assembly hall …


Neighbours, friends and guests from politics and society followed the invitation of dfts‘ CEOs Jürgen Prenninger and Wolfgang Überwimmer.

dft is doubling its current production capacity by building a new assembly hall over an area of 3.000 m².

8th April, 2016

Visit at BMW in Munich


At the invitation of Gerhard Riegler, general manager of Aventics Austria, an Austrian delegation visited BMW in Munich. Jürgen Prenninger of dft was among the guests.


It was a successful day with a lot of informative exchange in the technical world of BMW and at „UnternehmerTUM“, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM.





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