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

The perfect basis for your automation: SICK sensors

From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, 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 2017, SICK had more than 8,900 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under 
EUR 1.5 billion.

Sensor Intelligence. For all requirements.
When movement becomes order, when industrial systems have to deliver high productivity, and when it comes to finding clean solutions, then customer can certainly benefit from SICK’s many years of experience. The industry is in our focus: With our intelligent sensors and sensor solutions, solid application knowledge, and comprehensive services, we provide the best solution based on the customer requirements and optimize the processes – worldwide.

Customer orientation – a decisive key to our success

Innovative products alone are not decisive factors in the success of a company. That these innovations provide superior customer advantages is of greater significance; their success on the market is the true measure of newly developed products. Our success is based on the consistent implementation of this concept: we use our knowledge of customer requirements to anticipate future developments. Our customers thus profit, for example, from smaller housings offering the same performance, from increased sensor robustness, from fewer work steps or accelerated processes.

Our efforts concentrate on the development of intelligent solutions for our customers’ applications. In order to be able to achieve this, we are always on the lookout for technologies that allow sensors not merely to perceive things, but to also to control processes intelligently, and to communicate with other components in complex networks.

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.

Number of employees 8900