The Remscheid (DE) based former Schatz AG (founded in 1955) and its American sales and service company Schatz USA, Inc. in Holly (MI, USA) were acquired by Kistler on 12 May 2016.
Kistler Remscheid (formerly Schatz) develops and produces systems for quality assurance in bolting technology: laboratory systems for the analysis of bolted joints, calibration equipment and testing systems for torque tools as well as portable measuring systems for random sample testing. In addition, the company offers the associated network software and the necessary calibration and repair service.
With the acquisition of the market and technology leader, Kistler covers additional important application areas of measurement technology and now specifically offers complete systems and services for the quality assurance of bolted joints: Today, bolting processes are still among the elementary basic processes in industrial production. The monitoring and control of bolted joints is of the utmost importance for quality assurance, especially in the automotive industry.
Conversely, the former Schatz Group benefits from the Kistler Group's complementary product portfolio and global distribution network. Improved access to international markets opens up new growth opportunities. Customers of both companies benefit from the increase in know-how and global availability.