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Kistler Group acquires Vester Elektronik GmbH
Kistler Group took over near Karlsruhe-based Vester Elektronik GmbH on 25 August. This acquisition . Kistlerfs third one this year . adds a company that has successfully specialised in sensor technology and test automation to the group.
Innovative systems in process monitoring
Since its founding 50 years ago, the family-owned company Vester Elektronik GmbH has specialised in high-quality optoelectronic sensors for controls and process monitoring in the field of punching and forming technology. Testing and sorting facilities for the 100% examination of metal and hybrid parts complete the companyfs product portfolio. Its prod-ucts are primarily used in the punching and forming as well as turned parts and fastening sectors. The company is known for its innovative and well-engineered systems for the quality assurance and surveillance of punching and forming processes, as well as for the high level of continuity and quality from a single source.
Local operations with a global network
The takeover benefits the two companies and their customers: Vester Elektronik GmbH gains access to a global corporate structure and new resources aimed at increasing its business and developing new markets. With 1,800 employees the world over, the Kistler Group provides the necessary structures and processes for the company, which primarily operates in Germany, to grow. Kistler has branches in 58 locations in more than 30 coun-tries, thereby providing the Vester portfolio access to a global market. Customers in turn will benefit from the Kistler Groupfs global service and sales network. Outside managing director at Vester Frank Oppenlander will continue to lead the company and its 80 full-time staff members from the Straubenhardt facility. In the medium term, the site itself and its skilled workforce will be expanded.
Establishment of a centre of excellence for optical measuring technology
By taking over Vester, Kistler is not only acquiring decades of knowledge in the field of test automation and sensor technology: it also facilitates the establishment of a centre of excellence for optical measurement in Germany. gThis new technology is the perfect ad-dition to Kistlerfs traditional measurement technology. It gives us access to new applica-tions that enable us to meet the demands of new and existing customers even more ef-fectivelyh, says Rolf Sonderegger, CEO of the Kistler Group.
About the Kistler Group
Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions.
Customers in industry and science benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to opti-mize their products and processes so as to secure a sustainable competitive edge. The owner-managed Swiss compa-ny's unique sensor technology plays a key role in the evolution of automobile development and industrial automation, as well as in numerous emerging sectors. With a broad knowledge of applications and its absolute commitment to quality, Kistler is making an important contribution to the further development of current megatrends. This includes topics such as electrified drive technology, autonomous driving, emission reduction and Industry 4.0.
Some 1800 employees at 58 locations worldwide are dedicated to developing new solutions and offer customized service for individual applications. Since its founding in 1959, Kistler Group has grown along with its customers, gener-ating sales of CHF 358 million in 2016. Approximately 10 % of this went back into research and technology\and thus into achieving better results for all our customers.
About the Kistler Group
Kistler, the originator of piezoelectric measuring technology, is the global leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque and acceleration measurement. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular sys-tems 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. This owner-managed Swiss corporation plays a key part in the evolution of automobile production and industrial automation, and its innovative sensor technology also helps foster the development of many newly emerging sectors. Drawing on our extensive application expertise, and always with an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler drives innovations ahead in lightweight construction, vehicle safety, emis-sion reduction and Industry 4.0.
Some 1,600 employees at 56 facilities across the globe are dedicated to the development of new measurement solutions, and they offer individual application-specific support at the local level. Ever since it was founded in 1959, the Kistler Group has grown hand-in-hand with its customers and in 2016, it posted sales of CHF 358 million. About 10% of this figure is reinvested in innovation and research with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.
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