ZeMA is a non-profit research institute and organization which was founded in 2009. The institute is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Müller (CEO) and Andreas Noss (CFO). It is connected with the country Saarland, the local university of applied sciences (Saarbrücken) and the University of Saarland. The institute with its three research division sensors and actuators, manufacturing processes and assembly processes is working in regional to EU funded projects. Due to its industry-related research activities the institute is also working closely with producing companies (e.g. automotive, aircraft, consumer goods) in research and industry projects.
With its research divisions and its alignment the institute has grown steadily in the last years, employing about 110 employees in its different academic fields. ZeMA is furthermore coordinator for the Industrie 4.0 platform “Power4Production” and the human-robot-collaboration platform “Robotix-Academy” in the greater region of Saar-Lor-Lux and Germany. Besides research and development and the transfer of results to the industry, the ZeMA is also working in the education of engineers.