About NTO

Strong Partnerships

We look at the collaboration with our customers as partnerships. To us it means to dare get up close and be suitably curious, so we can create the right solutions together.

We are experts in development. Not just developing new solutions, but also in our own development and relations. That is why many of us have worked at NTO for a long time, and why we are still expanding, and more people join us.

Our goal is to be a great company for the benefit of everyone. That is why we build close partnerships with other companies and take on our part of the responsibility when the important challenges in our society have to be tackled.


We create new and better automation solutions that strengthen competitiveness and make life easier for our partners.


We want to be the first choice of our collaborators and colleagues thanks to positive, visible and measurable results that benefit our partners and the society.


CURIOSITY: Without being too philosophical, it is fair to say that we can only come up with solutions with a great degree of curiosity and an appetite for getting wiser. We therefore believe that curiosity should drive development.

RELIABILITY: Everything is easier when we can count on each other and feel confident that we can find the right solutions together. We need to feel safe both as customers, suppliers and of course as colleagues.

CARE: We are careful in our approach to customers, projects and each other. Our ability to create solutions through knowledge, ingenuity and creativity is always accompanied by care. You can rely on us.

Working at NTO

We are always scouting for talents and experts, that are interested in development. The projects with us are always rooted in deep professionalism, and we recognize that professionalism is perishable and must always be maintained. That is why we develop together, through our exciting and varied tasks for our customers and in close cooperation with our suppliers.

The story about NTO

At the beginning of the new century, Preben Jakobsen decided to create a new and strong player in the automation market. He had experience as co-owner of other automation companies, and a great knowledge of solid companies based in Jutland.

  • Optomatic Styringselektronik, established in 1983, owned by Harly Thomsen and his partner
  • Nordtec Automation, 1988, owned and run by Kurt Nordholt

The synergy, chemistry and the strengths of each company were a perfect match, so in 2003 the merger became a reality, and Preben, Kurt and Harly were given an equal share of ownership in Nordtec-Optomatic (now NTO). This was the beginning of a very successful company that combined a high level of production experience with the best technological knowhow.

NTO established a branch in Zealand in 2016, and the Randers based company BEC became part of the company in 2017. BEC worked with motion controls and machine controls for the metal industry and was well known for its support and quality at the right time for the right price. Again, it was a perfect match, and BEC became the Randers branch of the ever-expanding company.

Over the years the company has changed from being a traditional technical company to a technology company. That is why the company changed its strategic focus in the early 2020s toward more advanced SW and IT industry solutions.

The aim was still to work in close partnerships with both customers and partners based on the values that have been our foundation from the beginning: CuriosityReliabilityCare.

Three words that are at the core of our success.

Specialists in Development

NTO A/S · Industrivej 8 · DK-7430 Ikast · Tlf.: +45 9715 3344 · nto@nto.dk