project Automation & Consulting GmbH

Excellent engineering – and a strong understanding of machine building

Keen on excellent engineering for the planning and implementation of your automation projects? If so, project Automation & Consulting GmbH is the right team to get in touch with. Whether it's about consulting, mechanical as well as electrical engineering, programming or even on-site commissioning: Having many years of experience, Ingo Rathmann and his colleagues are happy to assist you, regardless, what industry you belong to.
You can also benefit from the impressive track record of our sister company project Service & Produktion GmbH in production tasks – these colleagues even work next door! Thus, in the project group from Kranenburg / Germany we have an excellent understanding when it comes to aspects of machine building e.g. in the beverage and food industry as well as sectors such as wood, steel or paper or many others.

Over 60 AGV/cobot solutions: project A&C and project S&P receive largest order in their history from Saurer Technologies

Automated restocking of cabling machines / Solution to be deployed initially in the U.S. by a client in textile industry

“Get a grip” – finding the best right gripper system in automation

project Automation & Consulting develops customised solutions

WHAT? Excellent engineering

Our services as an engineering company include planning, consulting, mechanical as well as electrical engineering and documentation – a deep understanding of mechanical building included (see portfolio below).

HOW? Passion & Know-how

We love construction work & enjoy making our skills available to others – for standard tasks as well as for special challenges. The right know-how and lots of passion are both crucial for our success.

WHO? Over 20 employees

We love teamwork, enjoy diversity and benefitting from each other`s know how. Having project Service & Produktion GmbH as a sister company, we always keep an eye on aspects of implementation / machine building.

Engineering for boosting productivity
We want to make you even more successful

  • Our services include planning, consulting, engineering and documentation - also for existing systems / retrofit solutions.
  • On the one hand, customers are companies that exclusively want to outsource services to us as an engineering office.
  • On the other hand, we have customers who later have their projects implemented by our sister company project Service & Produktion GmbH.

Planning and consulting

  • Automation consulting / plant concepts
  • Layout design
  • Safety concepts
  • Creation of functional specifications
  • Feasibility studies
  • Methodology & engineering


  • Technical design of new plants
  • Replacement of existing technologies
  • Productivity analyses
  • Mechanical engineering
    • Machine design
    • Detailed design
  • Electrical engineering
    • Electrical design
    • Circuit diagram creation
  • Software creation / programming
    • PLC
    • Robot
    • Micro controller
    • Visualisation / HMI


  • Plant documentation
  • Preparation of CE declarations

Interview with Ingo Rathmann: On customer focus, his team and the value of cooperation at eye level

How do you serve your customers?
Our business is engineering and consulting. We find solutions that do not yet exist. Our customers are companies that buy in know-how or simply additional resources. At project Automation & Consulting GmbH, we do have one great benefit in comparison to many other engineering firms: With our sister company project Service & Produktion GmbH next door, we can always look beyond classical engineering and have implementation in mind.

Can you briefly introduce your team?
We have a diverse team of around 20 people in terms of experience, background and age. My colleagues are skilled engineers, including university graduates,  technicians or technical product designers. Some are working at project group for many years. Others joined us from outside. We truly benefit from this mix.

What characterises good collaboration?
Working on an equal footing! We are solution finders. But customers often know their own problems best. We always want to develop top solutions that we can be proud of later. But the most important thing is that the customer is proud of the result at the end!

Ingo Rathmann (Managing Director)

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Solution of AGV and 7-axis cobot automates the loading of twisting machines with cylindrical or conical cross-wound packages

Saurer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG developed in collaboration with the project Automation & Consulting GmbH an Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV). This is equipped with a magazine and a handling system. A 7-axis cobot is integrated in this solution. This cobot is installed on a linear axis which makes it extremely mobile. This enables the cobot to load the twisting machines with packages at different heights.