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30 Jahre ASTRUM IT
30 years of ASTRUM IT

Software experts since 1992

ASTRUM IT was founded by Walter Greul on October 1, 1992. At that time still located in the Innovation and Start-up Center (IGZ) in Erlangen-Tennenlohe, ASTRUM IT grew over the years and finally moved into its own building at Wolfsmantel 2. 150 employees now work at ASTRUM IT on numerous projects with well-known partners and customers.

Since 1992, ASTRUM IT as an IT specialist has been supporting companies in engineering, offering customized IT infrastructure and product solutions and acting as a comprehensive IT consultant. In the history ASTRUM IT highlights 30 years of company history.


Our history

1992 - Gründung


Foundation of ASTRUM 

On 1 October 1992, ASTRUM Gesellschaft für angewandte Informatik mbH was founded by Walter Greul in the IGZ in Erlangen-Tennenlohe.
His involvement in the Working Group for Security in the Economy gave the then Managing Director the impetus to develop a computerised personnel planning system to replace pencil-and-paper planning. To this day, the company's focus - customised IT products and services for medical technology and security - has not changed.

1998 - Partnerschaft mit Siemens Healthcare

1995 – 1999

100% certified quality management

ASTRUM has applied a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1995 and is certified in the areas of IT consulting services, sales, development and support of software solutions. 

In 1999, ASTRUM became a preferred supplier of software for Siemens Healthcare - the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology.



Successful training company since 2000

ASTRUM IT was named a recognised training company by the Nuremberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce in 2000 and has now been training new apprentices for 22 years. We are proud that Julian Seidel received the prestigious award for the best Bavarian apprentice in 2017 in the field of: "Apprenticeship as an IT specialist, specialising in application development".


2004 – 2006

Foundation of ASTRUM IT GmbH

In 2004, ASTRUM IT GmbH with 80 employees is spun off from ASTRUM, which now already has 180 employees; Gerhard Pölz buys ASTRUM HR as Managing Director of interflex.
Just two years later, ASTRUM IT celebrates its 100th employee.

2007 - Visit wird eigenständige Marke


VISIT becomes an independent brand, the visitor management system developed by ASTRUM IT, is established as a brand. 2019 saw another strategic and sustainable step towards a successful future - the renaming to VISIT. Specialists continue to develop VISIT on a daily basis and adapt new features to the individual requirements of customers. 

2009 - weitere Standorte in Augsburg und München


Further locations to be added

In addition to the headquarters at Wolfsmantel 2, two further locations are established. The chamber administration software team finds a new company headquarters in Munich, while the associated project office is positioned in Augsburg.

2010 - 2011 - Medical Valley

2010 – 2011

Competence member of Medical Valley e.V.

In 2010, ASTRUM IT becomes a member of the "Medical Valley" cluster of excellence - an interdisciplinary network of 230 members from business, science, healthcare, networks and politics, with the aim of finding solutions for the healthcare of tomorrow.

With certification to DIN EN ISO 13485, ASTRUM IT complements the existing ISO 9001 standard with the core requirement of product safety and effectiveness for the design and manufacture of medical devices.



Honoured with the Innovation Award

In 2015, ASTRUM IT is awarded the Bavarian Health Telematics Innovation Prize by Ilse Aigner, Deputy Bavarian Minister President, for eGaIT.

2018 - 2019 - 25 Jahre ASTRUM IT

2017 – 2019

25 years of ASTRUM IT

ASTRUM IT celebrates its anniversary on 1 October 2017. 25 years of concentrated IT power with numerous new customer projects and partnerships that have developed over the past decades. With Gerhard Pölz as managing partner, a successful company succession is secured. A new era - accompanied by BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH - begins. 

2020 - Neupositionierung


Successful repositioning

The time has come in mid-2020. ASTRUM IT has successfully completed its repositioning and is delighted to have a strong presence and a new website with a modern design. 

Two research projects are launched in the same year:
"ERIK", a robot platform to support new interaction strategies for children with limited socio-emotional abilities and "CMLB", a new type of condition monitoring system for damage monitoring of swivelling slewing bearings", which ASTRUM IT is developing in cooperation with the Georg Simon Ohm Technical University of Nuremberg and the engineering company Eolotec. This is a condition monitoring system based on optical sensors for the rolling bearings of wind turbines.

Gerhard Pölz is appointed to the Federal Economic Senate / Excellence Committee of the BVMW. 

Die Agilität und Flexibilität des Unternehmens und aller Mitarbeitenden zeigt sich einmal mehr mit Beginn der Corona Pandemie. Innerhalb von zwei Wochen arbeiten bis zu 95% aller Mitarbeitenden Remote im Homeoffice.

2021 - Neuer Außenauftritt


Expansion of the external presence

ASTRUM IT focuses on new digital communication channels: social media activities, trade fair appearances, partner strategies, intranet and the ASTRUM IT Academy are successfully expanded.

Well-known customers use VISIT as SaaS (Software as a Service) for the first time and ASTRUM IT is once again recognised as a TOP supplier by Healthineers.

Collage Astrum im Jahr 2022


30th anniversary

ASTRUM IT is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. 

Employee benefits such as a business bike are provided. ASTRUM IT also introduces a company health insurance scheme.

Certification according to DIN ISO 27001 for information security.



New location

ASTRUM IT is moving to a new location in December 2023. In future, the software expert for digital vitality will have its headquarters at Nordostpark 33 in Nuremberg, just 10 minutes away from its current location in the north of Nuremberg.

At its new headquarters, ASTRUM IT will offer a contemporary workplace that is technologically and energetically up to date and will enable the values of ASTRUM IT to be continued on the premises.