Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.kostal.com

■Address

An der Bellmerei 10, 58513 Luedenscheid, Germany

Business Overview

-The Company is a leading global supplier of electronic and mechatronic products for industrial and automotive applications.

-The Company is divided into five divisions:

  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Connectors
  • Test Technology and Solar Electric
  • SOMA Test Technology

 

Competitors

Shareholders

-The Company is family owned.

Products

Automotive Electrical Systems
-Steering column modules
-Roof modules
-Center console modules
-Body control units
-Door control units
-Seat control units
-Switch panels and faceplates
-Driver assistance cameras
-Onboard battery charge controllers
-Touch sensitive control modules
-Interior fragrance systems
-Power application control units / Battery charging units

Connectors
-Terminal systems
-Connector systems
-Headers
-Terminal systems for circuit boards
-Connectors for hybrid vehicle applications
-Connectors for current distribution in transmissions
-Connectors for fiber optical cables

History

1912 The Company founded the parent company, known informally as "LK". The firm's first products are sockets, plugs and switches for industrial and domestic use.
1927 Entered the automobile electrical business, with a direction indicator switch which the Company designed.
1953 The emphasis of the Company is placed firmly on the design, development and manufacture of products for the automobile industry.
1973 Kostal of Mexico is established.
1978 The electronics side of the business is developed.
1978 Established a facility in Brazil.
1981 Leopold Kostal KG is converted into a GmbH & Co. KG.
1981 Kostal of USA and Kostal of Ireland are established.
1987 The sensors side of the business is developed.
1987 Kostal of Spain is established.
1990 Kostal of UK is established.
1992 Kostal of Japan is established.
1993 Kostal of Czech Republic is established.
1995 The 4 business divisions are created: Automotive Electrical Systems; Industrial Electronics; Connectors; and Test Technology.
Acquired an Italian subsidiary of the Fornara group, Imos Italy.
KOSTAL of China is established.
1999 Kostal of France is established.
2001 Mallow plant is established in Ireland.
2003 Zdice plant is established in Czech Republic.
2004 Business divisions Industrial Electronics Systems and Connectors are transformed into legally independent companies.
2006 Kostal is established in South Korea.
2007 Kostal is established in Ukraine.
2008 Foundation of the Joint Venture with NTTF in India.
2012 Kostal celebrates its centenary: "100 years KOSTAL"

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