B&R is an Austrian firm founded in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer.
At present Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Ges.m.b.H., whose production and development headquarters is located in Eggelsberg (Upper Austria), is one of the most important private companies in the field of design and manufacturing of automation components.
B&R is comprised by nearly 3000 employees and an extensive international presence with more than 180 offices.
As an automation technology manufacturer, the company is specialised in solutions of control, viewing and motion. In addition to integrated scalable solutions, B&R also supplies singular components. The ample product catalogue is oriented towards the machine and systems manufacturer.
B&R is also an active firm in the sector of the automation of process control through the APROL platform. B&R is one of the forerunners in the development of real time buses based on the Ethernet standard through the conception of the POWERLINK bus.