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JAT is a technology company in the automation sector. We find the solution for every lens, laser, sensor or workpiece that needs to be moved with high dynamics in the sub-micrometer range. Our 200 employees develop and manufacture servo components and highly complex positioning and motion systems for customers with demanding industrial applications. We base our solutions on our wide range of products, which includes and combines linear drive technology, servo motors, servo amplifiers and software technology functions.
Our expertise attracts customers who appreciate our interdisciplinary and experienced development and manufacturing teams. In addition to our expertise, what sets us apart as JAT is our passion for each and every project. In use throughout the world, our customer-specific drive solutions help in manufacturing products that impact our daily lives; from MRI tables via textiles to smartphone circuit boards.

JAT. Experience precision and passion.



Corporate values

The JAT corporate values are the basis of our actions. Our company values give us orientation in our actions. They shape the way we interact with each other, with our customers, suppliers and partners and guide our daily activities. Our value culture is tangible for all and is decisive for a trust-based and successful cooperation.

We act according to:

  • Added value
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Appreciation

Our story

"Once upon a time, there were a couple of Zeiss employees who were very interested and loved drive technology. One day, they started up a conversation and one asked the other: How can we pass on our scholarly knowledge to the customers? After much discussion, the former Zeiss employees made a decision. So, in August 1990, they went to a notary, full of joyful courage and passion in their hearts, and founded JAT – Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH. And now, 200 JAT employees happily tinker at the company. And the moral of the story is, JAT would definitely not exist without passion."

We would like to thank the founders for their courage and passion more than 30 years ago.

  • 1990 Foundation of Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH
  • 1992 Market introduction of 2-axes servo amplifier
  • Continuous further development of the product range (ECOSTEP®, ECOVARIO®, ECOMPACT®,…)
  • Development and production of customer-specific positioning and movement systems since the foundation

Data & facts

  • Foundation 1990 - from the roots of Zeiss
  • Site in the technology cluster, Jena
  • 200 employees
  • Structure: 1/4 development, 1/2 production, 1/4 sales, administration & organisation
  • Production and office area of more than 4000 m2
  • Expansions: 
    • 2004
    • 2008
    • 2012
    • 2020 CO2-neutral technology complex
      wins second place at Thuringian Energy Efficiency Awards

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Careers at JAT

Get involved and become part of our dream team. We are a team that treats each other with respect and handles complex customer-specific projects. The best thing? We enjoy doing what we do each and every day.

As a company, we endeavour to focus on our employees and consider them partners. That is why we, as JAT, assume economic, ecological and social responsibility.

JAT, experience precision and passion together in Jena, the liveable little major city surrounded by plenty of green.

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Messe, Straubing | Germany

all about automation - Straubing

Trade fair for industrial automation | 26.-27.06.2024
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