Kistler Acquires Vester

By Roberta Prandi30 August 2017

Switzerland-based specialist in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration, Kistler Group, has announced the acquisition of Vester Elektronik GmbH (Vester), based in Straubenhardt, near Karlsruhe, Germany.

Vester is a family-owned company, specializing in optoelectronic sensors for controls and process monitoring in the field of punching and forming technology, as well as in turned parts and fastening sectors. The company also has testing and sorting facilities for the full examination of metal and hybrid parts.

Vester’s managing director, Frank Oppenl√§nder, will continue to lead the company from the Straubenhardt facility. In the medium term, the site itself and its skilled workforce will be expanded, the company said.

Rolf Sonderegger, CEO of the Kistler Group, said that by taking over Vester, the company is not only acquiring decades of knowledge in the field of test automation and sensor technology, it also facilitates the establishment of a center of excellence for optical measurement in Germany.

The Kistler Group has 1800 employees and 58 branches in more than 30 countries. The company primarily operates in Germany.

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