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Who we are

Welcome to MZ Automation, your trusted partner in communication protocols for the energy and industrial automation sectors. Founded in 2014 by Michael Zillgith in Freiburg, Germany, we specialize in the design, implementation, and integration of cutting-edge communication protocols and solutions for embedded devices.

Our Expertise

At MZ Automation, we bring over 20 years of expertise in communication protocol design, implementation, and integration within the energy and industrial automation domain. Our core competencies include:

Industrial-Grade Protocol Development

We excel in developing robust and reliable communication protocols tailored specifically for industrial applications and embedded devices.

Standard Protocol Products

Explore our range of standard protocol products, including libIEC61850, lib60870, and libtase2. We offer dedicated support, maintenance, and development services for these essential protocol libraries.

Consultancy and Workshops

Our team conducts specialized consultancy and workshops focusing on IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5, TASE.2/ICCP, and DNP3. We guide you through every phase of protocol integration, ensuring seamless implementation.


From requirement specification and design to implementation, testing, and certification, we provide expert assistance at every step of integrating communication protocols into your software or devices.

IEC 61850 Expertise

For IEC 61850, we offer support for standard-compliant data model design, documentation, and assistance for UCA certification, ensuring adherence to industry standards.

Custom Software

Benefit from our versatile tools designed for configuration, testing, and development of customer-specific software solutions tailored to your unique requirements.

Why Choose MZ Automation?

Proven Excellence

With a proven track record spanning two decades, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field of communication protocol design and implementation.

Innovative Solutions

We leverage the latest technologies and industry best practices to deliver innovative, future-proof communication protocol solutions.

Dedicated Support

Our team of experts is committed to providing dedicated support, ensuring the successful integration and optimal performance of communication protocols in your systems.

Tailored Approach

We understand that each project is unique. That’s why we offer tailored solutions to meet your specific communication protocol requirements, no matter how complex.



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