KOSTAL Zahlen, Daten und Fakten

KOSTAL in numbers

  • Gründung
    Founding year: 1912
  • Umsatz
    €2,455 million turnover in 2020 (provisionally) 
  • Mitarbeiter
    18,900 employees worldwide
  • Forschung
    Share of R&D investment of turnover continuously > 6% 
  • Standorte
    46 locations in 20 countries on 4 continents

Business development

In 2020, KOSTAL achieved a turnover of €2,455 million provisionally, of which €2,104 million or 86% was attributable to the KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik.

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.

KOSTAL in comparison

The company employs 18,900 staff members, of whom more than 80% work at locations outside Germany. This corresponds to the capacity of the “Kölnarena” in Cologne. KOSTAL is represented on 4 continents with 46 locations in 20 countries, making it a true global player. 
In 2020, 250 million KOSTAL end products were supplied to customers, of which 37 million were products from the Energy division (Electronics) and 198 Mio. products of the Empathy division (HMI Mechtronics). If we assume a width of 20 cm per part, KOSTAL products would easily stretch around the Equator (40,075 km) when lined up end to end.

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%.
KOSTAL invests continuously more than 6% of its turnover into research and development. These investments exceed depreciation and write-downs.