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Make production control more reliable with artificial vision systems.

Edixia Automation offers a wide range of products for in-line quality control using artificial vision. Innovation characterises the company’s everyday life!

Founding of EDIXIA by nine engineers and alumni from INSA Rennes (“Institut national des sciences appliquées”). First location at Vern-sur-Seiche, in the business park of Champ Martin.
Experts in electronics, computer science and telecommunication, the founders focus on automation, precisely on industrial vision, but also on telecommunication.
With the help of the research centre, “Centre commun d’études de télévision et télécommunications”, now named “TDF , Télédiffusion de France”, EDIXIA launches its first venture in television subtitling.
The EDIXIA engineers begin to develop their own electronic cards without equivalent in the market and it is a success!
EDIXIA gets the “Prix National de la Fondation des Banques Populaires”. (1985).
In 1986, EDIXIA goes for camera systems dedicated for quality control and automation of the agri-food sector. In the same year, EDIXIA settles in the new “Zone d’Activité de Recherches et Techniques” (ZART) of Perrières at Vern-sur-Seiche and double the surface of its location (1987).
EDIXIA discovers the automotive industry thanks to its know-how in automation. In 1989, robot guidance becomes a key activity after proving its expertise on wheel, dashboard and windshield assembly lines for the new model Citroën XM.
So, the profile for EDIXIA is anchored in the industrial vision industry with three main activities: development of electronic cards, the agri-food sector and the automotive industry.
In 1990, the second generation of electronic cards EDX IA 1000 comes to the market! Thanks to this new technology EDIXIA can expand its automotive activity sustainably.
The first photometric bench for projector inspection was sold in 1994 and evolves throughout the years of its existence according customer requirements. It becomes the product CELIA and there are more than 200 machines installed all over the world.
It was installed abroad (in Martos, Spain) for the first time in 1997.
In 1998, EDIXIA, expert in the telecommunication industry, begins to realize quality control projects for mobile phone networks. Two years later, EDIXIA ceased its telecom activities and created Edixia Telecom Technologies in which it holds shares.
It is also in 1998 that the first generation of a portable gap and flush measurement system, « Affleuredix», is introduced to the market! At that time, the two cases of the product contain a pistol and a PC that weigh still 18 kg and 12 kg!
In 2001, the second portable gap and flush measurement system « Affleuredix » is commercialized. We send our solution all over Europe and to South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina. The cases weigh now 14 kg and 6 kg – a small relief!
Given the highly diversified expertise of EDIXIA, the company splits off the telecommunication activity in 2002 to concentrate more on the industrial vision sector. The firm Edixia Telecom Technologies becomes ASTELLIA.
In 2003, EDIXIA integrates a German business specialized in the geometric control of car bodies and installs the first gap and flush measurement solution on moving assembly lines, GAPSTAT, at Rennes, La Janais. It is a tunnel system with sensors. In the same year, the first PC based photometric bench is installed and the product Cordia2D for the control of glue joint on motors and gear boxs is launched.
In 2004, EDIXIA celebrated its 20th anniversary! It was Open House!
As a gift, a new product is launched, 3dCAST. EDIXIA can now control casting parts, in particular the surface of brake discs! The next year, the product Cordia3DGlass for the control of glue joint on front shields is introduced to the market!
Tiama, specialist of visual inspection for glass packaging and satisfied client of electronic cards made by EDIXIA since 1987, becomes its new owner in 2006. This year, the third generation of the portable gap and flush measurement system « GAPLIGHT » comes to the market! Thanks to an integrated electric module the solution finally does not need any connection to a PC! Also in 2006, GAPROBOT, a robotized system for gap and flush adapted to flexible production lines, is installed for the first time.
In 2010, the photometric bench CELIA is installed in Wuhan, China, and our gap and flush station GAPSTAT STEREO is installed at our first client. It measures more than 580 points and simplifies the inspection of a more diverse range of cars.
Since 2011, two commercial agents represent EDIXIA in China! Thanks to them, we realize two big projects for 3D inspection of sand cores and for gap and flush measurement.
In 2012, founding of EDIXIA AUTOMATION, a new company targeting the automotive industry that retains the former EDIXIA brand. The agri-food activity is attached to the firm Luceo. In the same year, the CELIA photometric bench is installed in Mexico, to where the foundry sand core control system is also exported.
In 2013, EDIXIA becomes a member of ID4CAR, a competitive cluster of the vehicle and mobility sectors of the “Grand Ouest” and installs a GAPSTAT STEREO system in the Czech Republic.
FibeRange, the quality control solution for composite parts, is brought to the market! From 2014, the company starts receiving work/study students from the “Télécom Saint-Étienne” engineering school for new technologies! That same year, the CELIA projector control system is installed in India for the first time.
In 2015, the collaborative industrial innovation platform EXCELCAR joins EDIXIA as a founder member! The same year, the PFA, (“Plateforme Automobile” bringing together the French automotive industry), awards EDIXIA the innovation trophy for the GWEL project, a bio-inspired AI tracking system.
Launch of the product range FIBERANGE in 2016. This high-speed surface inspection solution is for carbon fiber-based aeronautic composite parts. The following year, EDIXIA releases the GAPFLEX solution, a system combining innovative computer vision technology with collaborative robots for gap and flush measurement! Up to 70,000 measuring points per robot!
Given our strong commitment for Franco-German cooperation, EDIXIA AUTOMATION becomes a sponsor of the Franco-German double degree “Management of the Franco-German company” between the University of Rennes 1 and the University of Augsburg in 2018.
Our R&D team presents our real time robotized tracking solution GWEL for the first time at the event ID4YOU at PSA La Janais.
New range of products for the control of the production of composite materials:
AF-INSPECT: specially designed for AFP (Automated Fiber Placement) – ATL (Automated Tape Laying) processes
PF-INSPECT: dedicated to 2D and 3D surface inspection to locate and measure defects
The R&D team also presented to 2 European aircraft manufacturers, its new artificial vision solution for the measurement and inspection of and inspection of riveted assemblies (metal or composite assembly).

Our team

Collaborative innovation for the industry of the future!

With 11 teams, 8 foreign languages and in-depth expertise, EDIXIA AUTOMATION provides cutting-edge industrial vision solutions! All its staff are attentive to your needs.

Partnerships with educational institutions

The future of the company!

Edixia Automation has forged partnerships with several academic institutions and specific study programs to regularly receive interns at all study levels.

INSA Rennes, National Institute of Applied Sciences in Rennes

ENIB Brest, National School of Engineering in Brest

University of Rennes 1, Faculty of Economics : Sponsorship of the Franco-German double degree program

IUT GEII Rennes : Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing (GEII) at the University Technology Institute (IUT) of Rennes

IPR, University of Rennes 1 : Physics Institute at the University of Rennes 1

Edixia Automation supports doctoral theses and post-doctoral subjects in cooperation with IETR, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes. The company opens its door to all interested students for spontaneous applications and also receives trainees, as from the Saint-Etienne Telecom Engineering School as part of their degree in Engineering of Image, Photonics and Smart Industries.