Piab 70 years – Celebrating the evolution of automation!

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70 Years- Celebrating the evolution of automation!

Piab’s journey started in 1951 with a strong fascination for the mathematical constant, Pi (≈3.14). Founder Sven Tell’s mathematical interest prompted the development of his unique drawing compass. His fascination with Pi also inspired the company name where Pi is the mathematical constant and AB is the Swedish abbreviation for Incorporated. Since 2020, TAWI is a brand by Piab Group.

Piab and TAWI 70 years Where did it all begin?

Since the development of the drawing compass in 1951, Piab has put countless new innovations on the market and is always striving to improve.

In 1968, Piab launched their very first vacuum product, the Pneucette, a small suction device used for handling small items. This would be the start of a long line of vacuum technology solutions. Almost 50 years later, Piab acquired the Swedish company Vaculex; a manufacturer of lifting equipment based on vacuum technology. In 2020, Piab also acquired TAWI, a leading manufacturer of lifting solutions. Today, Vaculex and TAWI form a strong Piab Ergonomic Handling division focused on smart lifting solutions, sent to market under the TAWI brand.

Evolving automation

70 years - celebrating the evolution of automationThis is why we exist. At Piab we strive to evolve everything. Each other. Our customers. And, ultimately, the automated world around us. Here at Piab Ergonomic Handling, we develop the very first step of automation. Enabling the move from complete manual handling to smart handling solutions where man and machine work together to grip, lift and move in a safe and efficient way.

70 Years – Celebrating the evolution of automation!

During this year, as we celebrate 70 years of developing progressive solutions for gripping, lifting, and moving, we will share some amazing automation stories that have changed us – and truly put a mark on the world. Follow TAWI for continuous updates and check out the new Piab website if you want to learn more. Let’s evolve together!

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