Facts and Figures

Development of Turnover and Staff

The PI Group is represented internationally with four sites in Germany and fifteen sales and service offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. The group has over 1000 employees serving more than 5000 customers worldwide.

The PI Group achieved an annual turnover of 135 million Euros in the fiscal year 2016. 

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Milestones in the Development of the PI Group

1970 PI founding year
1977 PI moved its headquarters to Waldbronn, Germany
1987 Foundation of a subsidiary in the USA
1991 Foundation of a subsidiary in Japan / Market launch of 6-axis parallel-kinematics positioning systems
1992 Foundation of PI Ceramic, Thuringia, Germany; crucial step towards market leadership in nanopositioning
1993 Foundation of a subsidiary in UK and France
1994 Market launch of capacitive position sensors
1998 Foundation of a subsidiary in Italy / Market launch of digital control electronics
2001 Market launch of PILine® ultrasonic piezomotors / New company building in Karlsruhe, Germany
2002 PI Ceramic company building extended / Foundation of a subsidiary in China / Market launch of PICMA® multilayer piezo stack actuators
2004 Market launch of NEXLINE® high-performance piezo linear drives
2007 Market launch of NEXACT® piezo linear drives
2010 More space for growth: Acquisition of the expansion site next to the PI headquarters
2011 Foundation of a subsidiary in Korea / Foundation of a subsidiary in Singapore / Acquisition of the majority shares of miCos GmbH
2012 Extension of the PI headquarters and PI Ceramic company buildings
2013 Market launch of miniaturized PIShift piezo inertia drives
2014 Introduction of PIMag™ 6D magnetic levitation positioning system / Building extended for PI miCos
2016 Building of a Technology Center at PI headquarters in Karlsruhe / Acquisition of majority shares in ACS Motion Control