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Kistler Group announces acquisition of Vester Elektronik

Kistler Group announces acquisition of Vester Elektronik

September 1, 2017 – Kistler Group took over near Karlsruhe-based Vester Elektronik GmbH on 25 August. This acquisition – Kistler’s third one this year – adds a company that has specialised in sensor technology and test automation to the group.

Since its founding 50 years ago, the family-owned company Vester Elektronik GmbH has specialised in optoelectronic sensors for controls and process monitoring in the field of punching and forming technology. Testing and sorting facilities for the 100% examination of metal and hybrid parts complete the company’s product portfolio. Its products are primarily used in the punching and forming as well as turned parts and fastening sectors. The company is known for its systems for the quality assurance and surveillance of punching and forming processes, as well as for the continuity.

Vester Elektronik GmbH gains access to a global corporate structure and new resources aimed at increasing its business and developing new markets. With 1,800 employees the world over, the Kistler Group provides the necessary structures and processes for the company, which primarily operates in Germany, to grow. Kistler has branches in 58 locations in more than 30 countries, thereby providing the Vester portfolio access to a global market. Outside managing director at Vester Frank Oppenländer will continue to lead the company and its 80 full-time staff members from the Straubenhardt facility. In the medium term, the site itself and its skilled workforce will be expanded.

By taking over Vester, Kistler is \acquiring decades of knowledge in the field of test automation and sensor technology: it also facilitates the establishment of a centre of excellence for optical measurement in Germany.
 

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