Engineering, production and quality control of mechatronic systems

Apparatenfabriek Ara bv, or ARA in short, was established in 1961 and has since been based in Aalten in the East Netherlands. Since it was founded ARA developed and manufactured mechatronic systems on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers. With a strong focus on Control Technology, ARA, has been a knowledgeable partner to its clients from the outset.
ARA is the founder of the NiVoGe Group, established in 1992. Within this group, the involvement of employees and clients is a focal point. One of it's goals therefore is the preservation and promotion of employment opportunities within the subsidiary and the region.

Your partner in mechatronics

What we offer

Vision and strategy
ARA’s vision as a supply chain leader is to supply OEM clients with mechatronic modules and sub-assemblies which are fully assembled and tested. Its strategy revolves around in-house multidisciplinary engineering in the fields of electronics, control technology and mechanics.

Unique combination
A combination of engineering capacity and state-of-the-art, in-house production resources makes ARA absolutely unique. Production facility capabilities range from SMD Printed Circuit Board Manufacture, Electro Cabinet and Mechatronic Assembly to ultramodern Sheet Metal Processing.

From idea to solution
ARA will ensure that your idea is transformed into a solution. Such ideas could involve Plug-and-Play control systems, complex frames, sheet metal parts and even fully-operational mechatronic modules. Our engineers can design solutions independently, or they can enhance your own engineering. Because of this, our production know-how leads to optimum Design for Production.

ARA is ISO9001 certified. Revision Control, Track & Trace and Test protocols form part of our standard production procedures. The same applies to Product Lifecycle Management, which ARA arranges for the products on behalf of its clients.

What we are looking for

Companies that are looking for special (mechatronic) solutions which can not be obtained from the regular market. These solutions will be developed in full corperation with the customer.
In particular companies with limited engineering capacity are very welcome. Over the years it has been proven that our open mind approach results in long term relationships with many customers.


  • Measurement Tools
    • Analyses/Test Facilities and Methods
    • Electrical Technology
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Optical Technology
    • Sensor Technology
    • Thermal material testing
  • Electronic measurement systems
  • Standards
    • Quality Standards
    • Technical Standards

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Manufacturing Agreement
  • Licence Agreement


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