Technology-Driven Solutions Need Innovative Minds

Winterthur, February 1, 2017 – The Kistler Group is constantly growing: With a growth rate of 9% in the past year, revenue increased to approximately 358 million Swiss francs, or 7.2% adjusted for currency. Because of constant investments in research and development, future growth is secured as well.

Strong Growth Worldwide

In 2016, the Kistler Group reported incoming orders worth CHF 365 million, an increase of 11.6% over the previous year. This year as well, CEO Rolf Sonderegger expects strong growth worldwide and the mark of 400 million Swiss francs will be reached:

I am convinced that the market in the USA holds the greatest potential and that, in the Asian region, the Chinese market has enormous capacity.

With the integration of the Schatz Group and the new business field of fastening technology,Kistler has tapped a new business segment. The importance of dependable bolted joints can be ideally demonstrated using safety-relevant connections, such as those on a safety belt. A faulty design of the bolted joint can have fatal consequences. In this business field, the Schatz Group tests the tightening torque, tightening angle, and preloading force parameters as well as friction values for dependable jointed bolts.

In the future, stricter climate regulations will exert a strong influence on our customers and thus, on our offerings (see info box ‘Measuring the oceans’). This shows how important innovations and continuous investments in the area of R&D are, where 10% of revenue flowed in the past year.

Innovative Minds Wanted

This Swiss company, with headquarters in Winterthur, takes great efforts to meet the growth dynamics in all relevant markets through proactive recruitment of specialist staff. The Kistler Group invests in tomorrow, today: There are currently 133 vacancies worldwide, of which 25 are at the Winterthur headquarters. The number of vacant position has led the company to take efforts to attract the attention of the urgently needed experts, graduates, and students in recent years through targeted advertisements in select trade journals and online channels. It is important not only to attract new staff, but also to anchor innovation-promoting structures, while establishing a positive working environment. With the introduction and implementation of an occupational health management program, the Winterthur location aims to become certified with the ‘Friendly Work Space’ label of Health Promotion Switzerland.

Current Challenges Require Technology-driven Solutions

This year as well, Kistler will make an active contribution to the development of solutions that advance us in the greatest challenges of our time,’ of that CEO Rolf Sonderegger is certain. Climate research is just one of many topics.

Measuring the Oceans

The ecosystem of the oceans plays an important role in the global climate balance. Within the scope of the international research project ‘Argo’, automated submersible buoys around the world record a current picture of the most important ocean properties, such as temperature and salinity, at a depth of approximately 2 000 meters. The robots carry various high-tech sensors on board – among others, Kistler pressure sensors for determining the immersion depth. These are characterized by a very high measurement accuracy, very good long-term stability, and high corrosion resistance to seawater. With their outstanding quality and loading capacity, the pressure sensors from Kistler make a fundamental contribution to the data basis for climate research and, thus, to a better understanding of global warming. This year, the researchers would like to explore even greater depths – as deep as 7 000 meters – with the followup project ‘Deep Argo’ and elicit further valuable data from the ocean. Kistler pressuresensors withstand the enormous pressure under water and will again be used here.

You can find more success stories that Kistler has chronicled around the world.

Press kit

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9/17/2018
Top performance, team spirit and passionate commitment are qualities shared by Tigers Tübingen and the Kistler Group.
9/10/2018
High-accuracy dynamometer combined with innovative chuck extends tool lifetime and reduces production costs
9/6/2018
Machinery manufacturer LIK joins the Kistler Group, opening up wider access to the electric vehicle market
8/28/2018
Enhanced transparency in plastics processing
8/21/2018
The Kistler Group is introducing a compact mobile measurement solution for enhanced rolling stock maintenance in international railway operations in the shape of its railway brake force measuring system Type 2899A.
8/21/2018
A new Center of Competence for production control and management systems will be opened in Aachen.
7/31/2018
Competent service just a call away has always been a key aspect of Kistler's cooperation with its customers. Now, in a move to address growing demand in North Germany, the measurement technology experts are opening a new office in Wolfsburg.
7/25/2018
On her way to Olympia 2020 she relies on Kistler Group measurement experts.
7/18/2018
Effective monitoring with strain sensors protects machines and tools
7/3/2018
The Top 100 Competition has again singled out the most innovative German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the 10th time.
6/25/2018
Kistler is pleased to introduce MicroDyn, the world's smallest series-produced cutting force meter.
6/19/2018
Kistler introduces the world’s first high temperature accelerometer for the monitoring of gas turbines.
6/11/2018
Kistler is earmarking the highest investment budget for research and development in the company`s history.
5/11/2018
Digitization, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are presenting major challenges. Discover how Kistler responds to the great challenges of our times.
5/9/2018
At Sensor + Test 2018 Kistler will be introducing a milestone in measurement technology: its new KiDAQ data acquisition system.
5/8/2018
At NPE 2018, the Kistler Group is showcasing its latest custom monitoring package for ComoNeo, its high-quality process monitoring system that is designed to deliver efficiency and transparency for injection molding.
5/3/2018
At Automatica 2018, the Kistler Group will turn the spotlight on diverse options for using sensors and process monitoring systems to support industrial production and enhance digitalization in test and assembly technology.
4/24/2018
The Kistler Group will showcase its expanded portfolio of industrial test and inspection systems for quality assurance at the 2018 Control trade show.
4/12/2018
The global leader in dynamic measurement technology supports the passion for innovation and technology with a three-year partnership.
3/6/2018
Kistler will be showcasing at Control 2018 its portfolio of industrial testing and inspection systems with the spotlight on the very latest additions.
2/16/2018
At Intertraffic 2018 the Kistler Group is showcasing its comprehensive KiTraffic Weigh In Motion (WIM) solutions, which support road owners and authorities in road and traffic monitoring, weight enforcement and weight-based tolling.
2/15/2018
At NPE 2018 in Orlando, Florida, the Kistler Group will demonstrate a wide range of modular functionalities for ComoNeo: the process monitoring system that takes injection molding to a higher level with integrated quality monitoring geared to meet customers’ needs and requirements.
1/31/2018
The new KiSprint provides coaches and athletes with an efficient means of biomechanically optimizing sprint starts under competitive conditions. The robust and mobile solution has comprehensive software assessment options and can be individually adapted and expanded.
1/24/2018
Kistler achieved a growth rate of 18 % in 2017. Digital transformation has top priority in 2018.
1/23/2018
Overcoming the complexities of RTM – with Kistler
10/12/2017
At the SPS IPC Drives Kistler Group will unveil the world's first digital charge amplifier Type 5974A, a milestone more in electrical automation.
10/9/2017
Kistler's Type 5074A industrial charge amplifier breaks new ground in industrial charge amplifier technology
10/6/2017
Whether hybrid drives or electric vehicles: anyone who wants to make a change needs to measure and understand
9/27/2017
Our experts will present you Kistler measuring technologies for demanding space applications.
9/5/2017
At Fakuma 2017, we will demonstrate how you can benefit from new ComoNeo functionalities
8/31/2017
Kistler Group showcases the entire spectrum of its integrated quality assurance solutions
8/25/2017
Kistler Group took over near Karlsruhe-based Vester Elektronik GmbH on 25 August, a specialist in sensor technology and test automation.
8/11/2017
Jaguar Land Rover uses Kistler RoaDyn® Wheel Force Transducers for accurate tyre modelling
7/11/2017
Kistler is taking over IOS GmbH (Germany), provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
7/6/2017
Tettnang-based firm eso GmbH was acquired by the Kistler Group on July 5.
6/20/2017
Perfect production data synchronization through direct MES system integration.
5/2/2017
Kistler presents innovative measurement equipment for demanding vehicle testing applications
4/25/2017
At Moulding Expo 2017, we will show how easy it is to install the measurement technology needed for quality assurance in injection molds.
4/12/2017
Kistler will be present at Control, the world's leading quality assurance trade fair.
4/12/2017
Advanced features for LabAmp family maximize flexibility for cutting force users.
4/11/2017
Measuring equipment for sophisticated T&M applications
2/1/2017
The Kistler Group is constantly growing and recruiting specialist staff worldwide.
1/17/2017
Olympic champion Anthony Ervin and Kistler create a Success Story together.
12/2/2016
Kistler seeks more than 40 specialists in what is likely Switzerland's largest job advertisement.
11/11/2016
With MARS software version 3.0, Kistler presents an extensive update of the proprietary measurement, analysis, and evaluation software for Kistler force plates.
10/21/2016
Kistler boosts the efficiency and reliability of large marine and stationary engines through monitoring and control of the combustion process
10/19/2016
Kistler is presenting the new versions of its ComoNeo and ComoDataCenter.
10/10/2016
Kistler is unveiling a new addition to its portfolio of electromechanical joining modules.
9/30/2016
The Kistler Group reported incoming orders worth CHF 233.3 million at the end of August 2016 and has therefore seen growth of 8.4 % compared to the same period in the previous year, or 5.6 % when adjusted for currency effects.
9/7/2016
At this year's K Trade Fair from 19 to 26 October in Düsseldorf, Kistler will be showcasing its latest new products and features with the focus on Industry 4.0.
7/24/2016
Kistler will be showcasing its new NCFE and NCFR joining modules, together with the latest generation of maXYmos monitoring systems on Motek 2016
7/12/2016
Kistler's Correvit® SFII sensor measures world record in 1.513 seconds
5/12/2016
Screw technology complements the range of applications.
4/27/2016
Following a long phase of planning, preparations, and conversion work, Kistler Instrumente GmbH has a new home for its German headquarters at the Böblingen/Sindelfingen airfield.
2/12/2016
Kistler Lorch GmbH Honored for Outstanding Qualities as Employer
2/2/2016
The Kistler Group has overcome currency-related challenges at its Swiss site to achieve continued growth.
1/28/2016
Accurate Wheel Force Measurement with Minimum Configuration Effort
11/26/2015
Increased Flexibility for High-Speed Combustion Analysis
11/2/2015
New Piezoresistive Sensor with Temperature Probe and Integrated Signal Conditioning.
10/27/2015
Kistler Provides Maximum Flexibility for Product Testing and Development
10/16/2015
Kistler's NCFR Joining Module honored in the handling and assembly category
10/5/2015
Setting the Standard for 100% Control of Linear Joining Processes with Partial Rotation
9/18/2015
Kistler Group: safeguarding the firm's competitive edge.
9/15/2015
Quick evaluation of performance and force with Kistler MARS 2.1.
9/3/2015
Major update for Kistler’s mobile engine indication system.
9/1/2015
Setting New Standards in Automated Process Monitoring for Injection Molding.
8/25/2015
Kistler Showcases Three Latest Product Innovations at Motek 2015
6/26/2015
Kistler honored with ASCO Award Gold for best corporate transformation in Switzerland.
6/26/2015
Kistler's software for force plates offers a host of new features for performance diagnostics in sports and rehabilitation.
4/22/2015
At Chinaplas 2015 Kistler will be presenting solutions for zero-defect production, process monitoring and data evaluation in injection molding
11/10/2014
New product developments for dynamic measuring technology at the Kistler booth at SPS IPC Drives 2014
10/14/2014
Wide range of options for optimizing the quality assurance through documenting and evaluating production data of CoMo Injection Systems
9/29/2014
Users obtain a full range of force–displacement measurement systems from one source
6/3/2014
Extending the maXYmos product range to control and monitor production processes and quality assurance
5/26/2014
At Sensor + Test 2014 Kistler is presenting many new features from the field of measurement electronics in addition to its already proven sensor technology.
5/19/2014
Users obtain a full range of force–displacement measurement systems from one source
2/6/2014
The Kistler Group achieved sales of 285 million CHF in 2013, thus marking a slight growth in comparison with the figures for the prior year.
11/11/2013
From flexible torque sensors to complete test stands for highly-efficient electric drives
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