Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Company Profile



529 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, MA 02703-0964, U.S.

Business Overview

-The Company is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls for a wide variety of markets, including the automotive market.

-The Company organizes its operations into two businesses, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing business is a leading supplier of automotive and HVOR sensors, including pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, temperature sensors, and pressure switches. The Performance Sensing business accounted for approximately 75% of the Company’s net sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

Performance Sensing business

 Product categories Key applications/solutions Key end-markets
Pressure sensors
  • Microfused strain gage
  • Ceramic capacitive
  • Micro-electromechanical

Speed and position sensors

  • Magnetic speed and position sensors
  • Mechanical/electrical control systems

High temperature sensors

Thermal management and air conditioningsystems
Engine oil
Fuel delivery
Tire pressure monitoring
Exhaust after-treatment
HVOR (Heavy vehicle on- and off-road)

-Approximately 60.4% of the Company’s net sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 was derived from the automotive market.


-The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


-CNG fuel system sensors
-LPG fuel system sensors
-Cylinder pressure only sensors (CPOS)
-Sensor-NITE high pressure electronic and electro-mechanical sensors
-Relative humidity and temperature sensors
-Pressure sensors

  • APsquared pressure sensors for high-efficiency air conditioning systems
  • APsquared pressure sensors for fuel pressure
  • APsquared pressure sensors for oil pressure
  • Automotive pressure transducers
  • Microfused silicon strain gauges

-Pressure switches

  • Capacitive acceleration sensors
  • Pressure switch manifolds

-Position sensors

  • Internal mode switches
  • Transmission range sensors

-Fuel cut-off sensors
-Steering angle sensors
-Air classification modules
-Crash sensors and modules
-SolarWatch solar sensors
-Cabin sensors
-Differential sensors
-Fog sensors
-Light sensors
-Circuit breakers
-Battery cut-off switches


1916 Founded as the General Plate Company to provide gold plate to the jewelry industry in Rhode Island.
1931 Merged with Spencer Thermostat Company to create the Metals and Controls Corporation.
1959 Merged with Texas Instruments (TI) as a new division within TI.
2006 Separately acquired from TI as the Sensors and Controls division by Bain Capital. Formed into a private company and renamed as Sensata Technologies.
Acquired Honeywell's First Technology Automotive and Special Products (FTAS) business, which develops automotive sensors, electromechanical control devices, and crash switch devices.
2010 Held Initial Public Offering (IPO) and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
2011 Acquire Honeywell's "Automotive on Board" sensors business.
Acquired ElexGroup's Sensor-NITE business, which manufactures high-temperature sensors used in exhaust aftertreatment.
2014 Acquired Wabash Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of custom sensors, including rotary and linear position, speed, and engine timing sensors.
Acquired Schrader International, a developer and manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring sensors.
Acquired DeltaTech Controls, a leader on electronic controls based on magnetic position sensing technology.
2015 Acquired Custom Sensors & Technologies Ltd. 

Supplemental Information 1

>>>Business Report FY ended Dec. 31, 2014
>>>Business Report FY ended Dec. 31, 2015
>>>Business Report FY ended Dec. 31, 2016
>>>Business Report FY ended Dec. 31, 2017

Archives of Past Exhibits

Note: A figure in brackets ( ) indicates a loss.
Data such as financial figures and the number of employees are based on information released by Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.