KOSTAL Geschäftsentwicklung

The KOSTAL Group – facts and figures

Turnover and employee development of the KOSTAL Group

  • Gründung
    Founding year: 1912
  • Umsatz
    €2,776 million turnover in 2021 
  • Mitarbeiter
    18,500 employees worldwide
  • Forschung
    Share of R&D investment of turnover continuously > 6%
  • Standorte
    46 locations in 20 countries on 5 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 has round about 18,500 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 independence, a culture of innovation and a long-term focus on value: these are the three principles on which KOSTAL has built its success over four generations.

Dr Gregor Schmeken
Member of the Board of the KOSTAL Group