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Company profile

"Innovating Automation," with high standards and a personal commitment to your success.

Company profile

Balluff is a medium-sized company that has been family-run for four generations, was founded in Neuhausen auf den Fildern near Stuttgart and now has grown into a cosmopolitan, leading global player. We are a sensor and automation specialist with tradition and long-standing customer relationships, which at the same time is an important innovation partner for its customers.

Our company opened up to the international market at a very early stage. In the early 80s, Balluff began to continuously expand its production and sales network. Today, Balluff is no longer just at home in Neuhausen, but in Europe, Asia, North and South America and all other important markets - in 68 countries worldwide. This allows us to better understand and serve our customers and give them exactly what they need: high-quality sensor, identification and image processing solutions, including network technology and software for all their automation requirements. As a future-oriented company, we not only focus on the classic automation areas, but also respond to the continuously changing market needs of customers and a digital, networked world: As an empowerer, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable success in their digital transformation with IIoT-capable hardware, middleware and systems.

Balluff has a unique quality standard. We call it Balluff quality: A high standard that exceeds applicable standards and that we offer you not only in our products and solutions, but also in our consulting and service.

Our commitment to our customers' success is unmistakable in the way we take on their challenges, meet their requirements and develop future-oriented technologies for them. Because we know that if our customers are best equipped for the future, then so are we. That's why "innovating automation" is our promise and motto.

The company in numbers

Year of founding

1921

Balluff Group revenue, 2021

504 million EUR

Number of employees, 2021

approx. 3600

Subsidiaries with development, production, logistics and sales

37

Production sites

6

Our strategic position: Be the partner for success in automation.

Management

You can rely on quality in the Balluff family: the company is already in its fourth generation of family management.

  • Katrin Stegmaier-Hermle, Managing Director and Spokesperson of the Management Board

  • Florian Hermle, Managing Director

  • Frank Nonnenmann, Managing Director

Consistent focus on the customer

Our strategic orientation is focused on the customer and the benefits that our solutions have for them. So Balluff focuses on meeting the specific requirements of respective industrial sectors quickly and in a targeted manner. "Innovating automation" is not just a brand claim for us in this regard but the standard we set for ourselves. As part of our strategic incubation programs (SIP), we rely on an agile workflow to explore development of new and innovative business ideas within the framework of a lean startup method. Through lean and agile processes, we develop customer-oriented concepts for selected, concrete use-cases in constant coordination and reviews with potential customers. In this way, an innovative idea becomes a custom-fit solution with a high degree of standardization.

Global networks for optimum customer support

Thanks to an optimally connected worldwide presence, we guarantee our customers high flexibility and best-in-class delivery times.

With our network of 37 subsidiaries with sales, production and development and representatives, we are present in over 61 countries worldwide. This enables us to achieve best-in-class delivery times, high on-time delivery reliability, transparent material flow and unambiguous responsibilities. Agile working methods are our success factor here. And we do this while maintaining consistently high quality, because that is crucial for our customers.

In addition, our local presence in these respective locations enables us to respond with particular flexibility to regional market requirements and thus meet the needs of customers and markets efficiently and with an eye to the future.