KOSTAL Geschäftsentwicklung

The KOSTAL Group – facts and figures

Turnover and employee development of the KOSTAL Group

  • Gründung
    Founding year: 1912
  • Umsatz
    €2,366 million turnover in 2016
  • Mitarbeiter
    17,075 employees worldwide
  • Forschung
    R&D investment equates to 8% of turnover
  • Standorte
    46 locations in 21 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 17,075 staff worldwide. The number of employees at the foreign subsidiaries has steadily risen since the start of the 90s. Today, 79% of all KOSTAL employees work outside of Germany.

Long-term thinking and acting, financial solidity and independence are the cornerstones of our success. 

Ulrich Zimmermann
President & CEO Holding Central Services