Kistler Group notches strong growth in 2018

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Feb 2019


CEO Rolf Sonderegger is looking to the future with optimism: "Even though the economy is likely to lose some momentum in the new year, we shall achieve sales in excess of CHF 500 million."

The Kistler Group achieved strong growth yet again in 2018. Sales revenue rose by 13% (or 11% after adjusting for exchange rate effects): this brings the figure to CHF 475.7 million, and the forecasts for 2019 are also good, according to the company.

Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Over the years, the company has evolved from a pure component supplier into a strong partner for industry and science that now also undertakes the design and production of complex measuring systems.

Through its technologies, Kistler is playing a major part in the digital transformation of industry in the 21st century. The company is no longer merely a supplier of sensor technology: it is now a well-established provider of systems for process monitoring and optimization, flanked by its own proprietary software – and in 2018, complete production lines were also added to the portfolio.

In the automotive sector too, Kistler's measurement technology experts play an essential role in vehicle dynamics, vehicle safety and similar areas, and they are decisive influencers of megatrends such as electromobility and autonomous driving.

For all these reasons, CEO Rolf Sonderegger is looking to the future with optimism: “Since last year, we have more than 2,200 employees. Even though the economy is likely to lose some momentum in the new year, we shall achieve sales in excess of CHF 500 million in 2019. These are milestones that deserve to be celebrated."

Photograph: Kistler Group