Posted June 1, 2023

Difficult but positive 2022 for Pilz

Pilz reports it had a demanding but successful 2022 financial year – the automation company achieved record sales of 403.3 million Euro.

Delivery capability remains a defining issue, the company stated. In 2023, the family business celebrates its 75th anniversary with the motto “Values. Create. Future.” Pilz says it will invest around 38 million Euro in production and production technology worldwide.

“2022 was both a difficult and yet a positive year," said Susanne Kunschert, managing partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. "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.” 

In 2022 Pilz saw sales growth of 15.8%. The share of exports increased by 1.1 percentage point 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%.