• Multi-carrier platform Tipard 1800 is Ag Robot of the Year 2024

    As part of the World FIRA, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural robotics in Toulouse in February 2024, we were the only German AgTech company nominated for the future farming audience award in the “Ag Robot of the Year” category and made it to 1st place.

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  • Digital technologies are our speciality

    Flexible, specialised, with high quality standards and passion.

  • Because we think technologically by nature

    Our vision is based on sustainable, ecological and economically viable agriculture enabled by automation. Our solution: a small and cost efficient carrier platform with the ability to adapt to most divers environmental conditions.

  • Customized products for Industry 4.0

    We offer solutions ranging from connected sensor systems with innovative wireless technologies to control cabinets with powerful control electronics.

    Our goal: digitalization of processes and plants – no matter how complex.

  • The automotive sector: our roots

    We develop and produce high-tech niche products and special solutions for the automotive industry. Our portfolio ranges from simple control devices and the associated software to complex measurement technology – also in embedded environments.

We are digital workbench

Alle Mitarbeiter der digital workbench gmbh vor einem modernen Gebäude

We believe in our skills and strengths, our team spirit and our passion for what we do. This belief is what drives us at digital workbench GmbH. We never rest, we are always evolving. When we established the company in 2014, our main focus and most of our expertise lay in the automotive sector. That’s where our technological roots are. Today, we leverage the expertise grown during those formative years and apply it to new areas: robotics as well as industrial and environmental technology. In the agricultural sector in particular, our customers benefit from our technological expertise and existing software and hardware components such as CAN bus modules, RTK GNSS receivers and sensor modules.

We are experts in digital technology applied to agricultural robotics, government and special-purpose vehicles, LoRa radio communications and industrial control systems.

We design, develop, test and manufacture your custom electronics applications as well as our own in house. You decide whether you want us to deliver individual packages or develop your project from the ground up.

“The future poses enormous ecological and economic challenges for the agricultural sector.

Rising labour costs for even simple tasks, the increasing ban on chemical agents, resistance in weeds and pests, saving resources, new requirements for occupational health and safety, and also the lack of qualified specialists require completely new approaches.

We are convinced that the key to the problem lies in automation.

Due to my agricultural background, I have always felt at home with agricultural topics. I know the potential but also the high requirements in the field of digital farming. For almost a decade digital workbench gmbh has been dedicated to digital technologies. And today we are proud to say: We are the experts in this field! Our team of experienced engineers and technicians in digitisation and automation is continuously working on innovative solutions for use in existing processes, among other things. To reduce the use of chemicals, to save time and scarce resources, to ensure sustainable food production and ultimately make an ecological contribution. For a future worth living. That’s what we, at digital workbench are passionate about!”

Josef Schmidt, founder and CEO

Automation systems for the off-highway sector

Complete automation systems and concepts that cover the entire process chain from sowing to harvesting, such as the small, lightweight Tipard 350 carrier platform for research and development purposes. Tipard 1800 is the world’s first autonomous multi-carrier platform for the automation of entire process chains in arable and speciality crop cultivation and fruit growing. The focus is on performance, efficiency and multifunctional use.

Products for the digitalisation of the off-highway sector

We develop individual components that make mobile machines more intelligent. Our latest products: The RTK-GNSS multiband receiver LoCAT for centimetre-precise position or direction determination. Our diwobot autonomy package for off-highway machines, which offers manufacturers an easy entry into the field of intelligent machines. The tactile sensor unit tactiBAR, a high-resolution, sensitive collision sensor system, and the chaLYNX sensor system, which captures images of plants and objects regardless of the time of day and processes them in real time on mobile machinery.

Customised engineering / automation

As experts in digitalisation solutions, we have been developing individual systems tailored to the requirements and wishes of our customers for almost a decade. In the agricultural sector in particular, you benefit from our technological expertise and existing software and hardware modules. Do you want to develop a digital solution together with us? We will support you from the initial idea to the use in the field and series production.

Our services –
your benefit

We stand behind what we deliver. Where expert knowledge meets commitment,  success is guaranteed. What distinguishes us? We offer a one-stop shop experience from product development all the way to manufacturing. In this process, we aim to not just be your service provider. We see ourselves as partners, contributing our innovative ideas, our know-how and our longstanding experience to make your project a success.

Are you looking for a specific product?

In addition to providing services supporting your development efforts, we offer our own products and systems built from our module kits for agricultural robotics, special-purpose vehicles and radio technology.


You are a software or hardware developer,
have at least a few years of work experience and
are excited about automation in general and robotics in particular?
Come join us! We look forward to receiving your application at:


A strong network

Apart from our customers and employees, it is our partners in industry and science who deserve credit for a sizeable portion of our company’s continued success. Together, we drive innovation and mutually benefit from sharing our knowledge and experience. And here is the best part: our network is constantly growing.

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We are ISO-certified

At regular intervals our processes are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, guaranteeing a consistent high quality. From prototypes to mass production—our exacting quality standards are applied from day one and undergo constant scrutiny and reevaluation.

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Talk to us!

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