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KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik in numbers

  • Gründung
    Founding year: 1912
  • Umsatz
    €2,386 million turnover in 2021 (provisinally) 
  • Mitarbeiter
    15,800 employees worldwide
  • Forschung
    Share of R&D investment of turnover continuously > 6% 
  • Standorte
    35 locations worldwide

In this fast paced business world, we have been guided by our values for more than a century. Success for us is not measured quarterly - we think for generations. We develop and manufacture electronic and mechatronic modules and thus shape the future of the automobile.

As international family enterprise, based in Germany, Lüdenscheid, we run 46 locations in 20 countries on 5 continents in all business areas. In 2021, 18,500 employees generated a turnover of €2,8 billion provisionally, of which KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik accounted for €2,4 billion or 86%. We invest continuously more than 6% of our turnover in research and development.

Our products are built into every second car worldwide. We are shaping electromobility with over 2,000,000 onboard chargers in the field. We are the world market leader in the steering column modules, shift-by-wire modules and door control units, each with a market share of over 30%.

According to issue 07/2021 of Automotive News, the leading newspaper in the industry, KOSTAL is in 67th place among automotive suppliers with the highest turnover worldwide.