Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Company Profile



529 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 2964, Attleboro, MA 02703-0964 USA

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. Notably, the Company is the market leader for pressure and high temperature sensors in the automotive systems.

-The Company organizes its operations into two businesses, Performance Sensing (formerly referred to as "Sensors") and Sensing Solutions (formerly referred to as "Controls"). 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 74% of 2016 net revenue.

Performance Sensing business

 Product categories Key applications/solutions Key end-markets
Pressure sensors Air conditioning systems, transmission, engine oil, suspension, fuel rail, braking, tire pressure monitoring, exhaust after treatment Automotive
HVOR (Heavy vehicle on- and off-road)
Speed and position sensors Transmission, braking, engine Automotive
Temperature sensors Exhaust after treatment Automotive
Pressure switches Air conditioning systems, power steering, transmission Automotive

Business Highlight

-Total net revenue for 2016 was USD 3,202.3 million, of which 63% came from sales of automotive products.

-The net revenue for 2016 was derived from the following endmarkets: 25.2% from European automotive, 20.1% from North American automotive, 17.8% from Asia and rest of world automotive.

-The Company expanded its business further by acquiring Schrader, DeltaTech Controls, Magnum and Wabash Technologies during 2014, and Custom Sensors & Technologies Ltd. in 2015.


-Nagano Keiki
-Schneider Electric
-Pacific Industrial


-Listed on New York Stock Exchange.

-As of January 13, 2017, there was one holder of record of our ordinary shares, Cede & Co., and approximately 31,600 beneficial owners, including beneficial owners whose shares are held in "street name" by banks, brokers, and other financial institutions.


Pressure sensors

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Transmission
  • Engine oil
  • Suspension
  • Fuel rail
  • Braking
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Exhaust after treatment

Speed and position sensors

  • Transmission
  • Braking
  • Engine

Temperature sensors

  • Exhaust after-treatment

Pressure switches

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Power steering
  • Transmission


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

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.