Gravotech - Automotive marking

Automotive marking

Discover Gravotech's industrial marking solutions for marking automotive, motorcycle and bicycle parts: identification, traceability, VIN codes and more.

Since 1981, Gravotech has an established history in the automotive sector with its main actors such as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), equipment manufacturers, integrators and subcontractors. Thanks to our prior experience, we can provide you with the best marking solution for each vehicle parts: Frame, engine, exhaust parts, plastic interior components etc. Gravotech’s strength is our ability to design and manufacture permanent marking solutions for your application, whatever the technology.

Our solutions have proven their reliability by combining the 3 main expectations in this industry: Your Need: A durable and permanent marking to track the product during its entire lifecycle Our Solutions: A total mastery of several marking technologies (All laser technologies, micro-percussion, scribing) to guarantee you the best solution depending on your part, process, budget, and expectations. Your Benefits: Direct Part-Marking solutions ensures full and tamper-proof traceability necessary for an effective Quality Management System and to manage your supply chain quality. This guarantees the identification of defective batches and simplifying any recalls campaign.

  • Your need: A fast and reliable marking process to make sure that your production lines run optimally
  • Our solutions: Gravotech designs industrial machines to operate 24/7 365 days a year in harsh environments for decades. We offer the mechanical and laser marking machines with the shortest marking cycle time and highest availability rate in each application.
  • Your benefits: Increased productivity
  • Your need: Fully automated solution Our Solutions: We create autonomous industrial machines that can be fully integrated into your production lines. Our marking machines can be interfaced with any PLCs and communicate without any computer and have up to date communication protocols in our solution: ProfNet /Ethernet IP / EtherCAT, etc.
  • Your benefits: Reduced integration Cost. Ready for Industry 4.0.

Discover Gravotech automotive marking machines

Gravotech develops solutions for the identification and traceability of automotive components, for all the parts that compose the vehicle, from the chassis to the engine and the interiors. Discover our range of lasers that can be integrated on production lines as well as our turnkey laser marking stations.

Integrated laser system to mark and engrave on all metals.

Fiber serie Laser marking system

FIBER laser

  • Marking area: from 65 x 65 to 205 x 205 mm
  • Materials: All metals
  • Applications: Identification, manufacturing

Medium fully automated laser marking station.

Front view of LW2 industrial laser engraver


  • Marking area: up to 205 x 205 mm
  • Materials: Metals and plastics
  • Applications: Identification, personalisation

Large fully automated laser workstation with Fiber, Hybrid or Green sources

LW3 laser workstation machine


  • Marking area: up to 875 x 300 mm
  • Materials: Metals and plastics
  • Applications: Identification, personalization

Small laser engraver for all kind of engravings.

WeLase compact laser engraver


  • Marking area: 110 x 110 mm
  • Materials: Organic materials (wood, glass, leather, paper), painted surfaces, metals and plastics
  • Applications: Personalisation, Identification

Integrated laser system for high quality marking on plastics and metals.

Hybrid laser - integrated laser

HYBRID laser

  • Marking area: from 65 x 65 to 205 x 205 mm
  • Materials: Plastics and metals
  • Applications: Identification, manufacturing

Integrated laser system for high quality and cold marking on plastics and precious metals.

Green laser - integrated laser

GREEN laser

  • Marking area: from 65 x 65 to 205 x 205 mm
  • Materials: Plastics and precious metals
  • Applications: Identification, manufacturing

Integrated laser system to mark organic materials.

CO2 Laser - integrated laser

CO2 laser

  • Marking area: from 70 x 70 to 210 x 210 mm
  • Materials: Organic materials (wood, glass, leather, stone, paper) and painted surfaces
  • Applications: Identification, manufacturing

    Lasertrace ™ facilitates the traceability and identification of all types of parts.

    Engine identification

    Motor engine requires permanent marking

    Complete traceability of each engine block coming from different suppliers. - Identify, store data and trace each motor through the production process and even years after the engine enters service: Data MatrixTMcode, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, V.I.N., logos, etc. - Direct Part marking (DPM) with a 2D code to remove any risk of errors in the production process - Read and Inspect directly marked codes at each stage of production - Automatic recording of data from each code verified in the customer’s database

    Laser fiber serie and XF510p marking machine

    Laser Fiber-Series: Perfect solution to mark on metals. It allows a contrasted marking with a very short cycle time. No contact with the part. Different powers are available depending on your application and your target cycle time/marking depth.

    Dot Peen Pneumatic: the marking solution with the best compromise between cycle time, depth and budget. It is perfectly adapted to mark a durable alphanumerical text.

    Clinder block marking

    • Robust and efficient solutions for high production rates.
    • As an integrated part of your assembly process, our systems are compact, fast and they communicate with your environment.
    • Associated to reading tools, they ensure traceability of your engines throughout the production process.

    Exhausts & catalytic converters permanent marking

    Catalytic converter close up

    • Mark the serial number and DataMatrix code using the same single machine.
    • Compliance with OEM specifications
    • Keep the cycle time of the production line.
    • Low noise, keep the workplace quiet.
    • Identify with your tradename, trace the parts and subcomponents, store data: logo, part number, Data Matrix code, work shift, manufacturing code, date.
    • Manage multiple files and logos for OEM and after-market identification of common parts.


    See our dot-peen and laser marking machines.

    Laser fiber serie and XF510m engraver

    Dot Peen Electromagnetic: the most adapted solution for marking on the catalytic converter. Content is usually combining text and Datamatrix. Marking depth is > 0.1 mm. Our Dot Peen Electromagnetic range will offer the best cycle time.

    Laser Fiber-Series: the best solution for surface and contrasted marking on exhaust system components such as the muffler manifold and silencer.

    Datmatrix marking for automotive traceability

    • Provide high-quality marks in very fast cycle times.
    • Install silent marking process, even on hollow parts and meet health & safety norms.
    • Choose robust and compact systems that communicate with your central server, PC, PLC, barcode scanner etc.
    • Permanent marking provides traceability guarantee all along the part life cycle.

    Frames & chassis number identification marking

    Automotive traceability on production lines

    • Ensure your vehicles are permanently marked
    • Send and store all pertinent information, read the marked data, perform deep marks that cannot be falsified during vehicle entire life cycle
    • Deep, legible and durable marking before and after treatment


    See our chassis number identification marking machines.

    Gravotech - metal marking machine

    Scribing: our scribing machines allows to obtain a deep and fast marking. It can be used before or after surface treatment, and remain legible. Choose this silent process for traceability on large parts.

    Laser Fiber-Series: chassis part are getting lighter and the use of very hard material is more and more common. The fibre laser is a non-contact solution and can mark easily on the hardest metals.

    Direct Part marking of a car frame

    • To mark large parts, non-disassemblable parts, on moving vehicle lines, our solution can easily be transformed into a mobile solution and integrate perfectly into your production processes
    • Intelligent solutions that fully communicate with your plant network
    • Very deep marking on the hardest steels before or after treatment: painting, sandblasting, shot blasting, anodizing etc. The wide-character set remains identifiable throughout the life cycle of your products.
    • Efficient maintenance of the machine on the element to be marked with clamping systems, part presence detectors
    • Industrial, fast and quiet solutions, easy to use and to integrate

    Injected plastic parts marking

    Plastic car dashboard marking

    • Replacing the costly identification solutions as ink-jet and labelling processes by laser marking machines
    • High-speed marking to follow the high speed of injection presses
    • High contrasted marking on a wide variety of plastics
    • Grade-4 Datamatrix for Internal traceability and automatization of production lines
    • Aesthetic marking for interior plastics parts


    See our plastic laser engravers.

    Automotive laser marking machines

    Hybrid Laser Our laser range has a high peak power allowing a good material interaction on a wide range of plastics used in automotive components.

    PE, PP, PA ,PBT and ABS plastics are generally marked by this laser range.

    Green Laser the best solution for marking on materials that do not react to IR laser. This laser does not damage the surface of the part, it is perfectly adapted for marking of on Day & Night buttons where the green laser will remove the upper layer without damaging the plastic surface.

    Plastic sensor identification

    • Economic unit Marking cost / part 
    • Low maintenance
    • NO consumables
    • Flexible
    • Surface finish is not critical compare to labelling
    Mozaic of various plastic and metal parts with identification codes and texts


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    You are a global industrial company looking for a trusted partner for your identification needs ?

    With a rich legacy of innovation and a deep understanding of industry requirements, Gravotech offers a wide range of solutions for Identification requirements.

    Through a collaborative approach, Gravotech works closely with its clients to understand their unique needs and challenges, allowing them to develop solutions that deliver consistent and precise results.
    With a global network of dedicated support professionals, Gravotech ensures that Key Accounts receive prompt assistance and ongoing technical support, thereby maximising uptime and minimising downtime.

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