STW celebrates its 25th Anniversary

PRlog – May 17, 2010 – Atlanta, Ga. STW Technic is proud to join with its parent company, STW, in celebrating 25 years of successful growth as a leading company in the design and manufacture of high technology electronics.  In looking back on the success of the company, STW’s CEO, Wolfgang Wiedemann, explains, “We enjoy our work and take pride in it, and because of that we do it particularly well.  The success of our customers serves the long term interests of our co-workers and our business partners.”

The company was founded in 1985 by Katharina and Wolfgang Wiedemann.  The original product portfolio of sensors and measuring devices was extended in 1989 to controllers for mobile applications.  In 1990 the company moved into its own building in Kaufbeuren, Germany, an hour west of Munich.  Four years later the company KMW was founded with a specialization in thin film and micro system technology.  Additional building expansions occurred between the years 1997 and 2009.  In 2004 a clean room was created for the production of sensors with thin film technology.  STW became ISO 9001 and ISO/TSS 16949 certified in the years 1995 and 2003.

In 2001 subsidiaries were started in the U.S. and U.K.  STW currently has strong relationships with many worldwide distributors and system integrators.  STW has close to 400 employees.

STW is proud to have been a long term, reliable partner for an extensive circle of customers in a diverse set of industries, including construction, agriculture, mining, automotive, oil/gas, military and others.  STW is one of the leading worldwide firms in the area of freely programmable controllers for off-highway vehicles and other working machines.

As it looks into the future, STW is determined to play a leading role in the development, production and marketing of components for mobile working machines.  In particular, the development of energy-saving systems, components for diesel-electric drives, battery operated vehicles and products for hydrogen (fuel) cell drives is becoming an important business initiative (see article below).

STW Technic’s COO, Bob Geiger, sees a bright future for STW in the U.S.: “We are proud to be a part of an outstanding tradition of well-engineered, robust products.  The marketplace here for mobile controllers and hybrid drives will develop dramatically over the coming years, and we expect to be a major part of STW’s growth.”

About STW : STW Technic, LP is the U.S. subsidiary of STW GmbH, a German electronics company specializing in mobile applications.  STW is the European market leader in freely programmable controllers for working machines and provides products to over 200 equipment manufacturers worldwide.