Balluff company profile
Balluff company profile

Innovating automation – with high standards and personal commitment.

Balluff is a medium-sized company. Family-run for four generations, it was founded in Neuhausen on the Filder near Stuttgart and has grown into a world-oriented, leading global player. It is a sensor and automation specialist with tradition and customer relationships established over years, which acts simultaneously as an important partner in innovations and as a pacesetter for its customers.

Our company opened up to the global market very early on. For example, in the early 1980s, Balluff began to continuously expand its production and sales network. Today, Balluff is no longer just at home in Neuhausen, but also has a presence in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and in all other important markets. We have a presence in 68 countries worldwide. This is so we can understand and assist our customers better and be able to provide them exactly what they need: high-quality sensor, identification and image processing solutions including network technology and software for all automation requirements.

As a future-oriented company, we not only focus on the traditional areas of automation but are also dedicated to developing holistic applications for an increasingly digital and connected world. When it comes to quality, we have our own particular ideas. We call it Balluff Quality – a higher standard which goes beyond applicable official standards, not only in production but also in consulting and services.

Our clients also feel that special commitment when we assist them – fulfill their requirements, accept their challenges and develop forward-thinking technologies for them. Because we know that if our clients are perfectly equipped for the future, then so are we. "Innovating automation" is, therefore, our motto.


The company in numbers

Year founded 1921
Balluff Group sales 2020 410 mil. EUR
Number of employees 2020 approx. 3600
Subsidiaries with development, production, logistics and sales 38
Production sites 8

Our strategic position: Clear and focused on the customer.


At Balluff, quality stays in the family: The company is a fourth generation, family-run business.

  • Katrin Stegmaier-Hermle, Managing Director and Spokeswoman for the Management Board
  • Florian Hermle, Managing Director
  • Frank Nonnenmann, Managing Director

Consistent customer orientation

At Balluff, responsibilities are clearly divided in order to keep time-to-decision and time-to-market as short as possible.

The customer is at the center of our strategic orientation. Balluff concentrates on meeting the specific demands of the respective industry sectors quickly and in a targeted manner. This clear focus is reflected in the seven business units of our organizational structure. Three of these incorporate all the solutions for the main industries – Mobility, Packaging, Food & Beverage and Machine & Plant Engineering. The remaining four are Marketing & Sales, Technology, Supply Chain and Services, Finance & Quality.

Global networks for optimal customer support

With a highly-interconnected, world-wide presence, we guarantee our customers a high degree of flexibility and best-in-class delivery times.

With our network of 38 subsidiaries, each with sales, production and development departments, along with our sales representatives, we have a presence in 68 countries worldwide. This allows us to offer best-in-class delivery times, high delivery reliability, transparent material flows, and clear responsibilities – all with a consistently higher quality.

In addition, using our actual on-site presence, we can respond to regional market requirements and thus fulfill the needs of customers and markets in an efficient and future-oriented manner.