KOSTAL Geschäftsentwicklung

The KOSTAL Group – facts and figures

Turnover and employee development of the KOSTAL Group

  • Gründung
    Founding year: 1912
  • Umsatz
    €2,455 million turnover in 2020 (provisionally) 
  • Mitarbeiter
    18,900 employees worldwide
  • Forschung
    Share of R&D investment of turnover continuously > 6% 
  • Standorte
    46 locations in 20 countries on 4 continents


Since the company was founded in 1912, the KOSTAL Group has succeeded in ensuring continuous growth. The reasons for the sustained business growth include a high degree of customer orientation and rigorous adaptation to the demands placed on the company arising from the continued globalisation of the world economy.


Today, KOSTAL employs ca. 20,000 staff worldwide. The number of employees at the foreign subsidiaries has steadily risen since the start of the 90s. Today, more than 80% of all KOSTAL employees work outside of Germany.

Financial solidity, innovation and long-term thinking: these are three principles that have made KOSTAL successful for four generations.

Dr. Gregor Schmeken
Member of the KOSTAL Group Management Board