Research and development
SICK's history is rife with successful innovations, and we intend to continue this success story well into the future.
Innovative products on their own are not enough to ensure a company's success. Rather, it is a matter of making sure that these innovations provide outstanding customer benefits, because the ultimate measure of the newly developed products is how successful they are on the market. Our success relies on us implementing these thought processes consistently, and it is our knowledge and understanding of what our customers need that allows us to anticipate future developments. In this way, our customers reap the benefits of more compact designs with the same level of performance, increased sensor ruggedness, and faster, more efficient workflow processes.
Developing intelligent solutions for customer applications is at the forefront of what we do. To make this a reality, we are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that allow sensors to not only perceive objects, but also offer intelligent process control and communicate with other components in complex networks.
At SICK, we don't simply rely on our central research departments and remote development teams of around 900 employees worldwide to carry out our research and development activities. To ensure that our sensors are accessible to all system environments and our customers can benefit from synergies in the development process, we also cooperate with industry partners, universities, and institutes.