Successful 2022 Financial Year for Pilz: A Year That Was Both Difficult and Positive

  • June 01, 2023
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Successful 2022 Financial Year for Pilz: A Year That Was Both Difficult and Positive
Successful 2022 Financial Year for Pilz: A Year That Was Both Difficult and Positive

Pilz had a demanding, but successful 2022 financial year. Despite the difficult environmental conditions in 2022, the automation company achieved record sales of 403.3 million Euro. Delivery capability remains a defining issue. In 2023 the family business celebrates its 75th anniversary with the motto “Values. Create. Future.” and greets the future with a joyful “Yes!” In the next three years, Pilz will invest around 38 million Euro in production and production technology worldwide.

“2022 was both a difficult and yet a positive year! Pilz collectively managed to make the best of such adverse and imponderable economic conditions. That’s why we are very pleased with the good result,” said Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, looking back with gratitude.

In 2022 Pilz saw sales growth of 15.8%. The share of exports increased by 1.1 percentage points to 76.3% in 2022. Pilz experienced particularly strong growth in Asia. Germany remains the largest market for Pilz. In addition, by 2025 the company will invest around 38 million Euro in its global production sites at its headquarters in Ostfildern (Germany), in Betschdorf (France), Bad Ragaz (Switzerland) and Jintan (China), expanding and renewing its SMD manufacturing, relay production and intralogistics, for example.
The number of employees also rose in 2022. As of December 31.2022, the company employed 2,399 staff worldwide in 42 countries. That is an increase of 2.7%. In Germany, the number of employees was 1,010 representing a rise of 1.7%.

Pilz is a supplier of safe automation solutions. The company is expanding its offer in the field of Industrial Security. In addition to technical solutions, Pilz also provides support in the form of services and training.

“In the next few years, the whole of industry faces huge challenges regarding security. To guarantee productivity, machines must be protected from manipulation and unauthorized access. Companies must also adapt promptly to changing statutory provisions, such as the new Machinery Regulation or NIS II. We support our customers through this process,” explained Thomas Pilz, Managing Partner at Pilz GmbH & Co. KG.

He added, “Our company has continuously transformed itself – from a glass-blowing business to an electronics company, to an automation and digitization company. During all those times we have held true to our corporate values and the joy of innovation. That’s why we were always able to focus on the challenges and become the company we are today," Thomas Pilz explained.

About Pilz

For 75 years Pilz has been a supplier of products, systems and services for automation technology. Today the Pilz Group employs around 2,500 staff in 42 subsidiaries and branches globally. As the pioneer of safe automation, Pilz creates safety worldwide for man, machine and environment with its complete automation solutions. The portfolio of the technology leader includes sensor, control and drive technology, as well as systems for industrial communication, diagnostics and visualisation. An international range of services with consultancy, engineering and training completes the offer. The safety and security solutions are used in many industries beyond mechanical engineering, such as intralogistics, railway technology or the robotics sector, for example. Pilz US is headquartered in Canton, Michigan.

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