History and future
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow: Automation in transition
For over 70 years Pilz has been inspiring its customers with innovative products and solutions: initially with glass laboratory equipment, then electronic timers and later relays and programmable control systems. At each point in time Pilz has adapted to the current needs of the market and changed significantly with its technological milestones.
Pilz became technology leader with the world’s first and most widely used emergency stop relay “PNOZ”. It is the epitome of a safety relay and has shaped the history of automation technology. A vast range of experiences from the most varied safety-related applications and the development of one of the first programmable logic controllers (PLC) were the basis for developing the first programmable safety controller. http://www.felcro.co.id
Renate Pilz awarded the Federal Cross of Merit
On 23 January 2020 Renate Pilz was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her outstanding entrepreneurial and social commitment. “A quite special entrepreneurial personality, Baden-Württemberg-style – and a pioneer for innovation and digitisation”. That’s how the Minister of Economic Affairs Hoffmeister-Kraut described the former Managing Director of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. In her tribute she placed special emphasis on Pilz’s tremendous drive for innovation and high level of investment in research and development. The Minister of Economic Affairs also recognised the company’s family spirit and internationalisation. “Bringing people with you, convincing them, training them and maintaining the company’s family spirit even as a global player: That was your corporate philosophy, which lives on today with your children, who have now succeeded you”. That’s what the Minister said about Renate Pilz.
But the extraordinary achievement of Renate Pilz is distinguished not only by corporate successes. The impact of the former Managing Director extends beyond the factory gates: for example, her commitment to the Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs or her dedication to an aid project for disadvantaged girls in southern India. “Particularly in this time of upheaval we need role models like Renate Pilz – both in a business and social respect”, Hoffmeister-Kraut was keen to stress. http://www.felcro.co.id
Pilz today: Passionate market leader
Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz will be the third generation to manage the family business. Pilz is defined by its staff; each and every one is an “ambassador for safety”. We believe no compromises are necessary in the automation of plant and machinery. Issues such as the advancing digitisation of industry and robotics are the focus of new product developments. We are also involved in national and international committees, so that we can actively help to shape the future of industrial automation. As a family business steeped in tradition, with a worldwide presence, our aim is to be a reliable partner for you locally. http://www.wurswitch.com
The family business is one of the leading suppliers in the automation sector and is represented by subsidiaries in over 40 countries. Our products and solutions have become established as a brand in safe automation technology. Pilz has set standards in the history of automation for safe cooperation between human and machine.
As part of the compendium “German Standards – Brands of the Century”, Pilz was designated as a brand of the century 2019 in the control technology sector. The award“Brand of the Century” was issued by Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and the Zeit publishing group.