About Physik Instrumente (PI)

PI stands for peak technical performance and is considered a global market and technology leader in the field of precision positioning technology with accuracies down to nanometers. It is our aim to further extend our pioneering role to the world market and we have exactly what it takes. PI offers a technological spectrum and a vertical production range that are beyond competition worldwide. However, our most important concern is to continually inspire our customers with advanced positioning solutions.

General Management

15 subsidiaries in key markets
Privately run company
More than 850 employees worldwide
Over 40 years of experience in piezo technology
Altogether six production sites, four in Germany and two abroad

Unique Range of Technologies

The technological range of the PI Group is unique in the world. PI develops, manufactures, and qualifies all its core technologies itself. Thus PI is independent of components available on the market and offers individual solutions that go beyond the state of the art. The high degree of flexibility provides the customers of PI with significant competitive advantages.

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Vertical Production Range and Production Capacity

The product range from a two-ton hexapod to a 10-gram nanopositioner requires that PI disposes of the necessary equipment and technologies to manufacture, mount, and qualify these systems.

13.000 m² production area
Vacuum technology
In-house production of position sensors
Climate and vibration-isolated measurement conditions
Metrology using traceable, external calibrated measurement devices
Heavy-load hall with lifting and rotating device
5.000 m² clean room for production
Monitoring of piezo actuator technology from material composition to final inspection
Organization in fractal manufacturing

Production Management

Modern organizational forms and an integrated management system allow PI to guarantee the high quality of its products, processes, and services:

Certified Quality

Integrated Management System (IMS) at PI

The PI Group aims at applying the same high quality, safety and environmental protection standards at every site all over the world. The Integrated Management System (IMS) reflects this commitment. Within this system, PI combines all quality management, environmental management as well as work and health management methods and policies in a uniform organizational structure and commits to comply with the specifications of the international standards ISO 9001ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and the REACH regulation. Compliance with the requirements is documented, checked, and monitored in the IMS. By utilizing synergies, the IMS helps to efficiently and continuously improve the processes, products, and services of the PI Group.
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Innovative through Research

In 2014, the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) awarded PI miCos and PI Ceramic with the "Innovative through Research" quality seal. With the award, the association recognized the efforts made by PI miCos and PI Ceramic in the further development of products and services.

PI miCos was the Job Motor in 2014

"Very impressive growth!" was the phrase used by Klaus Endress, president of the German Association of Industrial Companies in Baden, to honor PI miCos GmbH as the winner of the Jobmotor 2014 contest.

PI awarded Manufacturer of the year

The Motion and Control Industry awards runs alongside the Drives and Controls exhibition that was held at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham (12th, 13th and 14th April).

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