First Sensor is one of the world`s leading providers in the field of sensor systems. In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Our goal here is to identify, meet and solve the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor solutions early on. Based on innovative technology platforms, we develop products such as chips, components, sensors, and entire sensor systems. These products give our customers a real competitive edge. As a manufacturer of sensors and sensor systems that are `Made in Germany`, First Sensor is already well represented on 33 markets worldwide. In the future, the targeted expansion of our international presence will increase our proximity to our customers, for example in North America and China, thereby securing additional sales potential.

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Peter-Behrens-Straße 15 , Berlin , 12459 Germany

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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
100,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 €

In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Based on tried-and-tested technology platforms, we develop products – such as chips, components, sensors, and entire sensor systems. With over 800 employees, we are represented at six German locations and also have development, production and sales sites in the USA, Canada, China, the Netherlands, UK, France, Sweden and Denmark along with a worldwide partner network.

The digitalization pervading practically all areas of life is an integral element not just of industry but also everyone's daily routine. Innovative applications such as smart home products and the Internet of Things create new growth markets. Here sensor systems are taking on the role of a key technology. These enable relevant data to be logged, analyzed and processed into a signal that triggers the required response in an intelligent system. Against this background, we aim to retain our leadership in innovation, expand into selected areas and support our customers as a professional partner in the development of innovative products with genuine unique selling propositions.

A crucial advantage of First Sensor is our ability to handle the entire value chain in sensor technology, from the wafer to the smart sensor system. We also have the in-house technologies needed to combine the properties of materials and components in innovative ways as part of sophisticated processes. Our specialists are committed to researching all aspects of high-quality sensor systems, allowing them to continually spur innovation and make it a reality. This acts as an ideal platform on which to realize high-performance projects and thus consolidate our market leadership.

First Sensor AG at a glance

First Sensor AG increased sales by 9 % to €150.1 million in the 2016 fiscal year.

The success of First Sensor is thanks to the dedicated commitment and skills of our staff totaling over 850 employees. They enable us to implement our growth strategy. 85 % of our staff works in Germany.

The share of women at First Sensor is above average at 36.2 %. We are particularly proud of this as a technology company.

Research and development is highly crucial for the future performance of technological companies. First Sensor therefore invested 8,8 million Euros in this area last year.

Towards shaping tomorrow's market

Our Corporate Culture is made up of our vision, our mission and the values of First Sensor. Our vision is what we stand for, our mission shows what we want to achieve together and our values, what should guide our actions. In our daily business, our Corporate Culture provides orientation to all employees of the First Sensor group for their daily activities and provides a strong foundation for the group-wide cooperation and identification.

At the same time, our Corporate Culture stands for the strategic direction and good governance of our company and shows what makes First Sensor unique: the proximity to our customers and partners, our innovative strength and our standards of excellence. This combination sets us apart and drives us to shape the future with our products. Join us on our way.

Our vision Our innovation and excellence are your success.

We dedicate ourselves to pinpointing and overcoming the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor technologies. We act sustainably to deliver outstanding outcomes for our company, our customers, and our shareholders. The key to our success is a respectful corporate culture in which we can develop our skills and expertise in an optimum way. We think and act as one global team.

Our mission We engineer the growth markets of the future.

  1. We place our customers at the center of all our actions.
  2. We unceasingly strive for targeted innovation in the field of sensor technologies.
  3. We are firmly committed to improving the quality of our products and processes on an ongoing basis.
  4. We follow stringent processes with a clear focus on outstanding outcomes and a high level of profitability.
  5. We regularly reflect on our actions and make decisions based on the optimum outcome.
  6. We encourage and demand further development and responsible actions.
  7. We are always one step ahead of the competition.

Our values

Innovation, excellence, and proximity serve as the compass for our actions. They shape a strong corporate culture that makes our vision a reality.

More than 25 years after the foundation, the Berlin Start-up First Sensor became a global corporate group with over 850 employees thanks to a targeted buy and build strategy. Our experience combined with our extensive expertise along the value chain of sensor technology is what makes us so successful today.

Rapid development

The company was founded as a technology start-up. Our goal, which is the same as 25 years ago, is to actively shape the future. You can find out more about us and our history here

Common experience

The key to our success lies in the longstanding experience of the many companies that develop technologies for the markets of tomorrow together under the umbrella of First Sensor AG. Find out more about our expertise

Milestones in our expertise

In our history, there have been and there are numerous technological milestones that represent our expertise and innovative spirit. You can find an overview here

Our success team

Over 800 employees work at our company. They master their tasks with commitment and team spirit and contribute their skills and knowledge on a daily basis. You can find out more about them here