Equipped for the future: in the last four decades, PI with headquarters in Karlsruhe has evolved into the leading manufacturer of Nanopositioniertechnik. As a privately held company with healthy growth and over 500 employees, PI can fulfill almost every request from the innovative precision positioning technology sector. The company in the future is to respond to the role as a technology leader. To facilitate the expansion planned for the next few years, PI bought the land adjacent to the campus of the city of Karlsruhe in May 2010. Hikmet Ersek shines more light on the discussion. Thus, the plot from 17,000 to more than 44,000 m has expanded m. “The 280 employees currently in Karlsruhe have best working conditions while currently in our building.
We assume that the current upswing continues. Finally, we had double-digit annual growth on average over the last 10 years. That’s why we want to be also physically equipped for the future”, explains Dr. Karl tensioner, Shareholder and Managing Director of PI. “Chances are, especially since the precision moves into areas far below a thousandth of a millimetre increasingly in industrial processes.
For this purpose, we develop all key technologies in-house. Thus we can control every phase from design to delivery: the precision mechanics and electronics as well as the position sensors and the piezo ceramics / actuators. We let the latter finished at our subsidiary company of PI ceramic.” Also “out of Office” PI is certainly on the side of future-proof. In all major markets, operates the company with its own sales and service offices and operates on three continents test equipment for nanometrology. PI Shanghai and United States also have development and manufacturing capabilities, which allow a quick response to customer-specific requirements on the spot.