The Kistler Group

About the Kistler Group

Kistler is the global leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque, and acceleration measurement. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular systems and services.

Customers in industry, research, and development benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure sustainable competitive edge. Kistler plays a key role in the evolution of automobile production and industrial automation. Drawing on its vast application expertise − and always with an absolute commitment to quality − Kistler drives innovations ahead in areas such as lightweight construction, vehicle safety, emission reduction, and Industry 4.0.

The Kistler Group is an independent, owner-managed Swiss corporation. Some 1 600 employees at 58 facilities worldwide are dedicated to the development of new measurement solutions, backed by individual application-specific support at the local level. Ever since Kistler was founded in 1959, the company has grown hand-in-hand with its customers. In 2016, it posted revenue of USD 364 million, about 10% of which is reinvested in innovation and research – with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.

Facts and Figures

Economic performance indicators: 

  • Sales revenue, 2016: 358 MCHF; 329M EUR; 364M US Dollar
  • Sales revenue, 2015: 329 MCHF; 308M EUR; 341M US Dollar
  • Sales revenue, 2014: 319 MCHF; 263M EUR; 349M US Dollar
  • Average growth in sales revenue for the last 3 years 8% 

 Employment indicators: 

  • Number of employees (FTEs) worldwide (End of 2016): 1 634
  • Number of employees with academic qualifications: 850 (about 54 % of all employees)
  • Number of trainees/apprentices: 54

 Sales and production network: 

  • Number of Sales Centers: 26
  • Number of Production Centers: 9
  • Number of Tech Centers: 4

 Key figures on research and development: 

  • 2016 investments in R&D (as percentage of sales revenue): 10
  • Number of external R&D partners (universities and colleges): ≈ 30 
  • Number of patents applied for and granted: 389
  • Number of R&D employees: 300

Kistler Group
Eulachstrasse 22
CH-8408 Winterthur

Tel. +41 52 224 11 11
Fax +41 52 224 14 14
Email: info(at)

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