WHY ASTI

Introducing ASTI

ASTI Mobile Robotics, transforming the future together, is an international group of mobile robotics companies. Its engineering team analyses, designs, manufactures, deploys and maintains AGV-based intralogistics systems used to move materials and products from one location to another within plants.

Offering the market’s widest range of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), ASTI Mobile Robotics Group has been awarded Europe's leading mobile robotics manufacturer for the fourth consecutive year. The company is an expert in industrial connectivity and mobile robotics data analytics.

More than 35 years

With a history stretching back more than 35 years, ASTI MR Group is part of ASTI TechGroup, a technology and digital transformation holding, together with ASTI Consulting Service (which offers kaizen and lean industrial consulting services), ASTI Technologies Distribution (which provides mobile robotics applications in a variety of fields) and, aware of the challenges that digital transformation brings,ASTI Talent & Tech Foundation (which promotes STEM vocations among young people through programs like STEAM Talent Kids, STEM Talent Girl and ASTI Challenge).

ASTI MR Group comprises ASTI Mobile Robotics, ASTI France Mobile Robotics and InSystems Automation. ASTI MR Group has a workforce of over 300 employees in 2019 and plants located in Burgos (Spain), Madrid (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Mulhouse (France) and North Carolina (United States).

OUR VISION

To be a world reference in automated intralogistics solutions using AGV systems

OUR MISSION

To improve competitiveness, flexibility and time to market of our customers

OUR VALUES

ASTI is a team of professionals with energy, focused on customer service, aiming at innovation and working as a team in a context of respect and humility

OUR HISTORY

1982 / Foundation

ASTI was founded by Ángel Pascual and Colette Boé in Burgos in 1982.

2000 / Company of the year

After 18 years working in automated handling solutions, ASTI is awarded the “Company of the year” prize, by FEMEBUR (“Federación de Empresarios del Metal de la provincia de Burgos”).

2002 / New facility

Opening of a new 5.000 m facility in Madrigalejo del Monte (Burgos, Spain).

2003 / 2 generation

Generational change: Verónica Pascual Boé takes over as CEO of the company.

2008 - 2011 / Strategic plan

  • Deployment of the 2008-2011 strategic plan with the following action lines: internationalization and Research & Development (R&D).
  • Creation of an external advisory board.

2008 / Office in Buenos Aires

  • The first international sales office of the company was opened in Buenos Aires to respond to the Southern American demand.
  • Innovative product” prize, awarded by EXECYL.

2009 / Logistics excellence

Logistics excellence” prize, awarded by the ICIL foundation.

2010 / Prizes

  • Empresa burgalesa socialmente responsable” (Company from Burgos socially responsible) prize, awarded by the “Cámara de Comercio” (Chamber of commerce) from Burgos.
  • Special Jury Prize in the “Director of the year” awards, granted by the Logistics Club.

2011 / Innovative product

  • Innovative product” prize, awarded by FAE (“Confederación de Asociaciones Empresariales”) to its  EasyBots.
  • For the first time, the international turnover exceeds 50% of the annual revenue.

2012 / 2016. Strategic plan

  • Deployment of the 2012-2016 strategic plan with the following action lines: international development and consolidation, operations development and sustainable investment in R&D.
  • “Best young company” prize, awarded by the Financial Castilla y León Magazine.

2013 / Entrepreneur woman

“Entrepreneur woman” prize, awarded by “Castilla y León Emprende”.

2014 / Young national entrepreneur

“Young national entrepreneur - generational change” prize, awarded by CEAJE (“Confederación Española de Asociación de Jóvenes Empresarios”).

2015 / International growth

  • Opening of two new sales offices in Madrid and Barcelona.
  • First project in China.
  • First project in Germany.
  • Launch of serial manufacturing of EasyBot model in the new production line called “Unidad Autónoma de Producción” (UAP).
  • ASTI improves its customers’ competitiveness in 17  countries and in more than 15 different industries.  
  • Beginning of the 2017-2020 strategic plan development.
  • Creation of the ASTI Group through the constitution of ASTI Technologies Group (Holding), and ASTI Technologies Distribution (Distribution of technological solutions). 
  • ASTI Technologies Group owns 100% of ASTI Group and ASTI Technologies Distribution.      
  • Additional investments made in other technological companies.         

2016 / Growth

  • The ASTI Group’s workforce exceeds 100 employees.
  • New ASTI Technologies Distribution commercial delegation in France.

 

2017 / First European brand

  • Foundation of the first European brand: ASTI France Mobile Robotics.
  • Rebranding of the ASTI Group.

2018 / PYME of the year

ASTI Mobile Robotics is elected “PYME of the year” (SME of the year, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) by CEPYME (“Confederación Española de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa”) together with the “Federación Española de Autónomos”.

2019 / Alliance with Keensight Capital

ASTI MR Group begins its inorganic growth with the alliance with Keensight Capital as financial and strategic partner.

2019 / Acquisition of the German company InSystems Automation

Acquisition of the German company InSystems Automation, a company specialized in the development of innovative automated solutions.

AROUND THE WORLD

ASTI around the world

At present, ASTI with its team of 9 nationalities serves companies located in 17 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

ASTI has an extensive network of partners with which it works closely to provide the most appropriate solutions for each of its customers.

In the same way, ASTI has also established a network of companies that brings ASTI closer to the end customer, assisting it in situ with maintenance and commercial support.

R+D+I

R+D+I

At ASTI, R+D+i represents the foundations of our activity. Year after year, ASTI invests strongly in research and development in order to keep our automation solutions at the forefront of technology.


In 2010 the R+D+i work was focused on the creation of an exclusive research department, as part of our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement of our products and services centred on our customers’ needs. These needs are complemented by collaborations with research centres, universities and other entities such as the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, CDTI (“Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial”) or ADE (“Agencia de Desarrollo Económico”).


As a result of the research effort, revolutionary systems such as the dual guidance system for AGVs or the EasyBot model range are born, both granted with innovation awards.

SUSTAINABILITY

Commitment to excellence and sustainability

ASTI’s integrated management system of excellence has been established from the perspective of risk and opportunity management to ensure the purpose and mission of the organization and meets recognized international standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, among others.

Our Excellence Policy, as well as the established objectives, not only seeks to ensure compliance with the needs of the stakeholders, but also seeks to exceed their expectations. Aware of our responsibility towards the society and the planet, ASTI’s management’s commitment to sustainability (economic, social and environmental) is expressed in its leadership and leads the organization to sustained success by managing the uncertainty generated in the industry’s changing environment during the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Before anything else, we put the team’s commitment to the Health and Safety of People, our Products and Services. (See Excellence Policy).

The people who make up ASTI team are the reflection of the values we have established in the company as our own. For this reason, we develop our strategy considering the ODS and the indications of the Global Compact, of which we are partners. (See ASTI TECH Group CSR Master Plan and 2018 Indicators).