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Balluff company profile

Innovating automation – with high standards and personal commitment.

Balluff is a medium-sized company. Family-run for four generations, it was founded in Neuhausen on the Filder near Stuttgart and has grown into a world-oriented, leading global player. It is a company with tradition and customer relationships established over years, which acts simultaneously as an important partner in innovations and as a pacesetter for its customers.

Our company opened up to the global market very early on. For example in the early 1980s, Balluff was the first – and for a long time, the only – producer of sensors with its own means of production in Brazil. Today, Balluff is no longer just at home in Neuhausen, but also has a presence in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and in all other important markets. We have a presence in 68 countries worldwide. This is so we can understand and assist our customers better and be able to provide them exactly what they need: high-quality sensor, identification and networking solutions as well as software for holistic system solutions in every area of automation.

When it comes to quality we have our own particular ideas. We call it Balluff Quality – a higher standard which goes beyond applicable official standards, not only in production but also in consulting and services.

Our clients also feel that special commitment when we assist them – fulfill their requirements, accept their challenges and develop forward-thinking technologies for them. Because we know that if our clients are perfectly equipped for the future, then so are we. "Innovating automation" is, therefore, our motto.

 

The company in numbers

Year founded 1921
Balluff Group sales 2017 459 mil. EUR
Number of employees 2018 approx. 4,000
Subsidiaries and representatives with production, sales and development 37

Our strategic position: Clear and focused on the customer.

Management

At Balluff, quality stays in the family: The company is a fourth generation, family-run business.

  • Katrin Stegmaier-Hermle, Managing Director for Administration and Finances
  • Florian Hermle, Managing Director for Sales and Marketing
  • Michael Unger, Managing Director for Technology, Chairman of the Board

Consistent customer orientation

At Balluff, responsibilities are clearly divided in order to keep time-to-decision and time-to-market as short as possible.

The customer is at the center of our strategic orientation. Balluff concentrates on meeting the specific demands of the respective industry sectors quickly and in a targeted manner. This clear focus is reflected in the seven business units of our organizational structure. Three of these incorporate all the solutions for the main industries – Mobility, Packaging, Food & Beverage and Machine & Plant Engineering. The remaining four are Marketing & Sales, Technology, Supply Chain and Services, Finance & Quality.

Global networks for optimal customer support

With a highly-interconnected, world-wide presence, we guarantee our customers a high degree of flexibility and best-in-class delivery times.

With our network of 37 subsidiaries, each with sales, production and development departments, along with our sales representatives, we have a presence in 68 countries worldwide. This allows us to offer best-in-class delivery times, high delivery reliability, transparent material flows, and clear responsibilities – all with a consistently higher quality.

In addition, using our actual on-site presence, we can respond to regional market requirements and thus fulfill the needs of customers and markets in an efficient and future-oriented manner.