Turnover and employee development of the KOSTAL Group
Founding year: 1912
€2,776 million turnover in 2021
18,500 employees worldwide
Share of R&D investment of turnover continuously > 6%
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 solidity, innovation and long-term thinking: these are three principles that have made KOSTAL successful for four generations.