Values and Visions
Technological challenges, inspiration and innovative strength were the motivating forces that prompted the establishment of the Kistler company. When the founders of Kistler Instrumente AG first paved the way for the development of Kistler’s unique sensor technology, they were driven by the urgent need for precise measurements of combustion pressure in cylinders in order to optimize the diesel engines built by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM). From then on, Kistler evolved from a mere supplier of components into a strong partner for industry and science as it took on the conceptual design and production of complex measuring systems. We regard ourselves not merely as a supplier, but as a system partner that increasingly shoulders responsibility for our customers’ processes.
The values that shaped Kistler’s early development continue to be the group’s hallmarks today. Kistler’s success is underpinned by a shared vision of the constant, ongoing development of dynamic measuring technology. We are driven by each individual’s passion for technology and our determination to work innovatively with all our partners so as to remain at the forefront of measuring technology. The result is that our decisions, activities and products play a not inconsiderable part in progress for the human race and our environment.
Passion for Technology
Technological challenges are the force that drives our company ahead. Our declared aspiration: to apply the right technologies to meet every customer’s requirements. This mindset ensures that we shall always be one step ahead of our competitors.
Coasting along means falling behind – especially where cutting-edge technologies are concerned. To maintain and consolidate our technological leadership, we set up our own independent research and development department some years ago. Some 10% of our annual sales revenue is devoted to research and development.
About 190 employees work in Kistler’s research and department at seven locations across the globe. Physicists, engineers with various specialisms, production technologists and highly qualified experts from different professional backgrounds ensure that the Kistler name is a watchword for innovation everywhere in the world.
Kistler’s own crystal growing facility is at the heart of our R&D activities. Crystals that we have developed and grown ourselves display outstanding characteristics that open up possibilities for applications of measurement technology on the frontiers of physics.
Technological leadership is only possible thanks to collaboration with leading universities and colleges. For many years, Kistler has cultivated good relations and close cooperation with numerous R&D institutes across the globe.