Sick AG

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Type of company Sick offers sensors and sensor Solutions for industrial applications in factory and logistics automation as well as process automation segments.
Year of foundation 1946
Country/Countries Germany, France, UK, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Finland, Singapore, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Brazil, China, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Korea, Turkey, Russia, Slovenia, India, Israel, Rumania, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates
Address Sick AG
Erwin-Sick-Str. 1
79183 Waldkirch
Short profile Process Automation

SICK makes an important contribution to maintain an environment worth living in and also supports efficiency along the value chain. With a broad range of products for gas analysis, the concentration of a large number of substances in gas mixtures can be detected. Monitoring of dust concentrations ensures compliance with emission limits, or identifies process disruptions at an early stage. Sensor systems carry out various tasks in the area of volume flow measurement, for example determining volume flows in facilities and measuring natural gas volumes for the natural gas industry, or monitoring emissions in industrial processes. With a full size portfolio from flow meter to fully integrated metering skid SICK is able to offer from a sole field installed metering run, up to a complete energy measurement system, all based on SICK flexible solutions with modular design.
Long profile From sensor to sensor intelligence

For 70 years, the SICK name has stood for innovative products and solutions which set standards in the field of sensor technology all over the globe. Brilliant ideas and exceptional pioneering spirit have produced automation technology which has changed the world. The work started by Dr. Erwin Sick in 1946 is being continued by over 8,000 employees all over the world as they embark on a new future with industry 4.0. With its products, SICK protects both people and the environment. SICK is helping to make processes more efficient and to preserve resources. The company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence all around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion.

In 2004, SICK aligned its company slogan – “Sensor Intelligence.” – with the changes in the world of automation that were just starting to become evident at that time. Since then, this slogan has characterized SICK's commitment to technical intelligence, which extends far beyond sensor technology alone. Sensor intelligence has already become successfully established within the field of automation technology and is now a key part of Industry 4.0. The possibility of using a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data which forms the input of many process chains. This represents the fundamental starting point for complex systems to be able to make autonomous decisions. To put it in a nutshell: transparent data evaluation would be completely impossible without sensor technology.70 years of SICK have produced 70 years of innovation in the field of sensor technology. With its new, intelligent sensors, SICK will keep setting standards in this field in the future and will promote the merits of useful technology as its remarkable success story continues.
Number of employees 8044