• 2020

    ACD Elektronik GmbH has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, thus joining the ranks of winners of this world-famous design label. The M2Smart® Mobile Handheld Computer was awarded the prize in the “Product” discipline, category 1.09 Computers. The iF DESIGN AWARD is given once a year by the oldest independent design institution in the world, the iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover.

    ACD Elektronik GmbH erhält den iF Design Award

    For further information about the M2Smart® Mobile Handheld Computer see the “Winners“ section in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.


  • 2019

    Marcel Brasch becomes the new Managing Director of ACD Systemtechnik GmbH

  • 2018

    ACD belongs to leading innovation companys in Germany 2018
    For the 25th time, the most innovative companys of the German medium-sized businesses were honored. This year, ACD Elektronik is one of the awardees.
    ACD gehört zu den Innovationsführern 2018


  • 2016

    ACD Elektronik GmbH receives the award: 100 Orte Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg.

    ACD Elektronik celebrates its 40 years existence.

    ACD USA Inc. was established in USA

    ISO 14001 certification of the ACD Elektronik GmbH

    ISO 9001 certification of the ACD Antriebstechnik GmbH

  • 2015

    ACD Czech s.r.o was established as new production site in the Czech Republic

  • 2014

    ACD Group starts with a new and user-friendliy website
    ISO 13485 certification of the ACD Elektronik GmbH

  • 2013

    Mobile workstation MAX1 celebrates its 10-years anniversary als mobile companion in stock

  • 2012

    ACD Systemtechnik celebrates its 20 years existence as a competente partner and EMS-provider on May 2012.

  • 2012

    Andreas Zwißler new Managing Director acd ACD Elektronik GmbH.

    ACD Systemtechnik celebrates its 20 years existence as a competente partner and EMS-provider on May 2012.

  • 2011

    ACD Elektronik celebrates its 35 years existence.

  • 2010

    ACD Systemtechnik is certified according to ISO 13485

  • 2009

    ACD Systemtechnik starts its project to establish ISO 13485. The certification is planned for September 2010.

  • 2007

    ACD Systemtechnik joins the Thuringia National Prize for Quality and is placed under the top three companys. ACD achieves a certificate for “outstanding effort in quality management” by prime minister Dieter Althaus and minister of economy, technology and labor Jürgen Reinholz.

  • 2006

    ACD Elektronik GmbH celebrates its 30th anniversary.
    ACD Systemtechnik GmbH is certified according to ISO/TS 16949.

  • 2004

    ACD Systemtechnik GmbH is certified according to ISO 14001.

  • 1999

    In Neustadt (Orla), ACD Systemtechnik GmbH was awarded the “Oscar for the middle classes” for company development, job creation, modernisation and innovation.

  • 1996

    Foundation of ACD Antriebstechnik GmbH in Neustadt (Orla).
    ACD Elektronik GmbH and ACD Systemtechnik GmbH are certified according to ISO 9001.

  • 1993

    Change of name in the Trade Register from Andes Elektronik GmbH to ACD Elektronik GmbH.

  • 1991

    Foundation of ACD Systemtechnik GmbH on 5.12.1991 by Karl-Heinz Andes, Johann Bolkart, Fritz Guther and Herrn Hartmut Wengel in Neustadt (Orla).

  • 1989

    The term ACD is born; the first step towards the ACD Group was taken.

  • 1988

    Annual turnover exceeds 10 million DM for the first time.

  • 1982

    Data collection terminals went into series, 500 terminals were sold during the year.

  • 1981

    Prototype development of a mobile data collection device based on the 1802 microprocessor and delivery of sample devices to customers.

  • 1978

    ACD developed the first freely programmable microprocessor control PC2000 based on the microprocessor 6502. The application focal points for the control that went into series production from 1979 were amongst others adjustment controls for NC machines and controls for stone processing machines.

  • 1976

    Foundation of ACD Elektronik GmbH in its current form by Karl-Heinz Andes, Johann Bolkart and Fritz Guther.