Proximity to markets and customers is for us the key to economic success. The development and production of sensor solutions with and for our customers is consequently the central focus of our business model. We see customers and markets from a future-oriented perspective and ask questions like: In what direction are the markets developing? What will be needed in the years ahead? Where can we offer our customers added value and a competitive advantage? The answer to these and similar questions is custom sensors and sensor system solutions from our company — smart, miniaturized and reliable.
This market- and customer-oriented strategy is reflected in our corporate structure. The Business Units Industrial, Medical and Mobility are clearly aligned to the core markets of industrial applications, medical technology and automotive and transport. As such, they are networked with our Development and Production competence centers as well as Sales via all levels.
Our Business Unit Industrial has many years of experience and expertise in development and production engineering, allowing it to offer a wide variety of high-quality sensor solutions that can be adapted to your specific requirements. The focus of the applications includes length measurements, building automation, air-conditioning technology, industrial process monitoring and the areas of radiation and safety. Another attractive field of application is aerospace. Here some of the requirements are very high, which in turn calls for our standard applications.
First Sensor is a long-standing partner to medical technology manufacturers, having accrued over 30 years of experience in this field by now. Our Business Unit Medical has specialized in the requirements of this market and offers pressure, flow rate and optical sensors with the highest precision and reliability that require little energy and have been certified according the strict quality standards of the sector. The applications in which the sensor solutions of this Business Unit are used include respiratory and anesthetic devices, dialysis machines and infusion pumps.
The Business Unit Mobility can also look back on long-standing expertise in regard to sensor and camera solutions for all types of vehicles and transport systems. Especially vehicles and machines call for products that can withstand the harshest conditions: cold, heat or constant vibrations. The Business Unit Mobility develops and manufactures cameras for this as well as pressure sensors in large-volume series production in line with automotive standards. Our high-performance cameras are typically used in driver assistance systems. Here they detect speed restrictions, warn against obstructions and help the driver to stay in lane.
The Competence Center Research and Development allows us to pool skills, knowledge and experience acquired by our staff over many years in the field of technology and system development so as to utilize them in interdisciplinary, transparent and innovative ways. Thanks to close cooperation with research institutes and universities of applied science, the project teams are always in touch with the latest trends, allowing them to develop tailored sensor solutions or optimize standard products together with our customers. Besides these market-oriented developments, we are also focused on supporting our business units in the innovation process and in platform development along with the design of production technologies and processes. The competence center has a clear global prioritization of all development issues and a new quality of cooperation with customers, the business units and the Competence Center Production.
The Competence Center Production focuses on core expertise in the fields of manufacturing, production logistics, supplier management and productivity gains. Each of our production sites has acquired special expertise based on many years of experience, allowing it to live up to its certified profile. Our customers expect the best from First Sensor — an expectation we pass on to our suppliers. Long-standing partnerships allow us to test innovations and offer our customers tremendous flexibility in regard to unit volumes and delivery schedules. New suppliers who are critical to strategic processes such as series production are audited for quality assurance and subsequently qualified before we commission them. Together with the Competence Center Research and Development, the employees in Production coordinate all parameters of an order (for example product requirements and properties as well as materials and production processes) right from the start — for greater efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction.