As sustainability gains more importance, retrofitting existing machines is a cost-saving way to prolong the life-cycle of already installed production systems. Our team offers 10 years of knowledge in this field to advise our customers with the best outcome possible.

Retrofits are a sustainable solution to prolong the life cycle of outdated systems that would soon be replaced. With the retrofitting options from Broetje-Automation those machines can be kept in service much longer with an increase in productivity.  Offering a sustainable solution that enables many opportunities.


A modular design of the Broetje-Automation fastening lines allows for the latest state-of-the-art technology to be implemented, even after many years of operation. Modernization measures upgrade the riveting lines with the latest technology and evoke higher levels of automation and less machine downtime.

The increase in the degree of automation brings a significant change. The installation of tool change systems with a higher level of automation and a new digital NC control system ensures that the machine operator can run the system even more easily and intuitively. In addition, intelligent sensor-controlled monitoring and smart camera systems improve the quality of production and ensure even greater process reliability.

Retrofitted Integrated Panel Assembly Cell.

Retrofits enable lower maintenance intensity and additionally reducing maintenance costs while bringing the machines to the newest safety standards.

Sustainable opportunity for production systems

Retrofits provide a big lever to improve efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the production system at the same time. Retrofits have the advantage of providing similar production efficiency compared to a new system but save shopfloor time and reduce the carbon footprint by re-using parts of the system.

Besides the efficiency and productivity gains of the individual machines, retrofits expand the component spectrum, allowing manufacturers to edit larger components after the retrofit.

Two workers on the endeffector of a production system.

Retrofitting existing equipment ensures and improves optimal operation for the future.

Start-Up of Broetje-Automations Power RACe Robot.

Broetje-Automation Elevates Service Operations To New Heights

Broetje-Automation, renowned leader for automated assembly in the aerospace industry, is proud to announce a groundbreaking development in its commitment to service excellence. The integration of BA Services into Broetje-Automation GmbH is a significant milestone for the company’s commitment to a full lifecycle support for its customers. This step will further strengthen the excellent service and streamline the internal organization to provide customers worldwide with the best service in the accustomed quality.

Sustainable Production of the Future – Broetje-Automation Services supports Airbus Aerostructures in major Retrofit campaign

The European Aviation industry is preparing for a significant increase in production rates, while at the same time converting the entire production to more sustainable and environmentally friendly factories. Broetje-Automation Services is currently working with Airbus Aerostructures GmbH on a major retrofit campaign to prepare the Nordenham plant for the future. The aim of the retrofit project is to equip the existing fastening systems in Nordenham with modern technology, to ensure sustainable production through reduced resource consumption and increased safety in the future.