Then and now
PEER Group opened its doors in February 1992. Back then, we had a small office and only two engineers – our founders, Bob Harris and Mike Kropp. Both had worked at ATS developing integrated assembly systems for precision manufacturing. They had an idea to develop reusable software that would connect automated equipment with factory information systems, and PEER Group focused originally on custom factory floor data collection systems.
Today, we are a global company with headquarters in Kitchener, Canada and European headquarters in Dresden, Germany. We provide the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and we have shipped over 100,000 licenses, making us the largest supplier of automation software for OEMs and factories in the semiconductor and related industries.
For more information, check out our:
- History timeline which highlights many of our major company milestones.
- Company facts which provides a snapshot of PEER Group at-a-glance.
- Careers section which provides more information about what it’s like to work here.