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Company profile

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is technology leader in safe automation technology. In this area, Pilz is consistently developing a role as a total solutions supplier with solutions for safety and automation technology.

The objective of Pilz is to automate machines and plants in such a way that the safety of man, machine and environment is always guaranteed.

In addition to the head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, the family business is represented by over 40 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.
 

Products and solutions for complete automation

Portfolio

Pilz offers complete automation solutions based around its core skill of safety – in everything from the sensor technology to the control systems and actuators. The product range is being expanded to include corresponding software tools, diagnostic and visualisation systems as well as services. So complete system solutions emerge. Complete also means that our solutions consist both of automation solutions and of safety solutions. To do this, we merge safety and automation into one solution.

Pilz solutions can be used in all areas of mechanical engineering, including the packaging and automotive sector, robot applications plus the wind energy and railway technology. These solutions guarantee that baggage handling systems run safely at airports, that theatre scenery moves smoothly and funiculars or roller coasters travel safely.

We inspire by our innovative strength

Innovation traditionally plays an important role at Pilz. With pour products such as first E-STOP relay PNOZ, or the first safe 3D camera system SafetyEYE worldwide we have set standards and we have man industrial history.

Innovative strength is our driving force. Pilz was and continues to be pioneer for the automation of the future. At Pilz, competencies and capacities in development and production are always built on a sustainable basis. Our strategy is to seize innovative ideas and make them market-ready and suitable for industry.

Innovations

Pilz invests in the future of automation

Turnover

Pilz is a successful, independent family business. Profits are reinvested, guaranteeing further growth. With an investment quota of 20 per cent in R&D Pilz is underlining its claim to be one of the most innovative companies in automation technology.

Having starting production in the new Peter Pilz Production and Logistics Centre, Pilz is now converting its previous production area into a state-of-the-art research and development centre. Once the building work is completed, around 330 engineers will occupy 7,300 square metres, developing new technologies and products for the automation of the future.

Around the globe, we are available for our customers

Since the 60s, Pilz has not only built up a worldwide sales network but also a competence network. We are able to provide and apply local knowledge of markets and standards across borders and to operate on a translational basis with a consistent level of professionalism and quality.

This ability characterises Pilz and establishes the company as a partner for export-oriented engineering and global manufacturing companies. As a worldwide ambassador for safety Pilz aims to increase safety awareness even in countries which do not have equivalent standards and directives for machinery and operational safety.

Pilz is represented on every continent

Our employees are ambassadors of our brand

Personnel

The competence, experience and passion of our employees have made Pilz one of the leading brands in automation technology. We put people's safety at the centre of our work in automation. We offer solutions that succeed in combining efficiency with high technical demands. Our staff are delighted to work in these areas.

It is hugely important to us to find the right staff and have them commit to our company. At the same time, we are committed to providing our employees with an ideal environment in which they can grow and develop - both professionally and personally.

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Industry: Automation technology with safety as its core competency

Year founded: 1948

Management Board:
Renate Pilz (Chair),
Thomas Pilz (Managing Partner),
Susanne Kunschert (Managing Partner)

Managing partners: Pilz family

Subsidiaries and branches: 40 worldwide

Employees: Over 2,200 worldwide

Turnover (2016): 306 million Euro

R & D investment (2016): 19.8 percent

Export share (2016): 71.2 percent

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Contact

Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Boulevard Canton
Michigan 48187
USA

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272
E-Mail: info@pilzusa.com