S&T AG changed its name to Kontron AG on June 1st, 2022, following its IoT-focus strategy. Already trusted and well-known, Kontron continues to establish itself as the leading IoT and Industry 4.0 specialist helping customers undertake their digitalization journeys.
CEO Kontron AG
Every day I look forward to experiencing Kontron technology in action on the way to the office, on business trips or while shopping. In the near future, I see our markets growing strongly in unison with smart homes, smart cars, smart factories, smart trains and myriad other intelligent machines.
My vision is that the Kontron Group will continue to rapidly expand its market position as a tech leader with industry-leading technologies and a growth strategy focused on smart IoT. More than 6,000 employees who are part of the global Kontron family are working on this vision around the clock.
With continuous profitable growth per annum in the last 10 years, Kontron Group is rapidly expanding into a leading multinational technology group. Kontron Group has strategically developed into a supplier of smart IoT solutions and professional IT services over the last decade. The company is listed on the SDAX® of the German Stock Exchange and is highly diversified. With more than 3,000 customers worldwide and long-lasting customer relationships, the company operates in many industries and has locations in 32 countries worldwide.
We drive IoT innovations! Helping businesses achieve their industrial transformation and digitalization goals! Kontron Group continues its mission to enable IoT driven, secure applications across various industries. With our in-depth expertise in smart IoT solutions and professional IT services we combine what is needed for smart IoT solutions, with operational and information technologies. With our proprietary technologies, Kontron Group is the right partner to support and help you take advantage of the opportunities presented by advancing digitization.
Kontron has its finger on the pulse of the booming Industrial IoT (IIoT) market in the connectivity sector and delivers pioneering solutions for 5G connectivity and time-sensitive networking (TSN). Kontron Group also offers its own powerful and highly flexible customizable IoT solution – the susietec toolset. Today, Kontron Group's solution offering addresses a wide range of vertical markets, including automation, transportation, medical technology, telecommunications, and smart energy. Kontron Group offers an extensive range of products and solutions, and has unrivalled experience delivering a range of services.
Single-source provider of IoT solutions
With industry-leading expertise and outstanding technology know-how provided by more than 3,000 engineers, Kontron supports customers and business partners in the successful implementation of digitalization and industrial transformation projects based on an innovative product range. Kontron Group is a single-source provider of services ranging from product development and manufacturing through to implementation and operations.
Change of name to Kontron AG
Introduction of the “Vision 2030”
After S&T Group successfully overcame the challenges of the global pandemic, it introduced its future Vision 2030 presentation to further drive its digitization developments and smart product portfolio forward, that promises excellent growth potential. As part of this vision, S&T plans in its "Agenda 2023" to achieve revenues up to EUR 2 billion and increase profitability (EBITDA) up to EUR 220 million by 2023.
Acquisition of CITYCOMP Group
Following the acquisition of the CITYCOMP Group, S&T was also able to position itself as a nationwide IT service provider in Germany and now has a comprehensive service network that enables the provision of time-critical break-and-fix, as well as IMAC services.
Acquisition of Iskratel Group
Iskratel, a Slovenian company, is one of the leading providers of information and communications technology (ICT) for operators of telecommunications, railway and energy networks, as well as providing solutions in the industrial automation sector. With this acquisition, S&T Group took a strategic step, adding 5G expertise to its product portfolio.
Takeover of AIS Automation GmbH
Facilitated the strengthening of software competencies for industrial automation by adding AIS’s software solutions and expertise to S&T’s own IoT toolset "susietec".
S&T AG acquires Kapsch CarrierCom AG and Kapsch PublicTransportCom
With the takeover of Kapsch CarrierCom, a world leading supplier of communication solutions for rail system operation, S&T Group strongly enhanced its ‘IoT Transportation’ portfolio.
S&T AG celebrates its eighth record year in a row, reaching the prestigious mark of one billion in revenues
After the successful transformation and integration of Kontron into the S&T Group, the company shows continuous profitable growth with its IoT and Industry 4.0 offering.
Inclusion of S&T AG in the German SDAX® index
Following S&T AG’s membership in the TecDAX® index in 09/2016, the company was now also part of the SDAX® index of the German Stock Exchange.
S&T’s acquired company Kontron launches proprietary IoT solution: susietec toolset
The susietec toolset is a scalable IoT solution that combines software, hardware and expertise. It can be customized to fit the requirements of numerous applications and industries, offering solutions as connectivity in IT, OT and security are key enablers of digitalization.
Successful takeover of Kontron AG, a leading supplier of embedded computing technology (ECT)
With the takeover of Kontron, S&T transformed into a solution provider for innovative IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions, combining S&T’s know-how in software-based security solutions and cloud computing with Kontron’s industry-leading expertise in embedded and industrial computing technologies.
Inclusion of S&T AG in the German TecDax® index
After raising its share price from €2 to €9 between 2012 and 2016, S&T AG was included in the TecDax® index of the German Stock Exchange – which gave the share significantly more visibility.
S&T AG achieves profitable growth each year
With its enhanced Appliance segment and increasing Smart Energy portfolio, S&T AG transformed from a classic IT services provider into an innovative technology company.
The birth of S&T AG (formerly Quanmax AG) after successful merger
Quanmax AG and S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG merged successfully with the company's name changing from Quanmax AG to S&T AG.
Kontron Group continues to grow exponentially and solidify its position in the ever-growing Industrial IoT sector. Kontron Group’s growth targets remain ambitious as the company aims to reach EUR 2 billion in revenues by 2025 as part of its “Agenda 2025”. The 2021 published long-term “Vision 2030” foresees further organic and inorganic growth accompanied by further investments in future technologies to ensure Kontron can strengthen and expand its pioneering technology position.
Furthermore the Vision 2030 includes Kontron Group’s mission to help businesses realize the full potential of digitalization and harness smart technologies. The drivers for this are the continuous expansion of its high-margin business, such as software capabilities, the development of a range of “IoT as a Service” (IoTaaS) packages operated with service level agreements, and the step-by-step expansion and intensification of service skills in the IT services segment towards IoT. As a result, Kontron will complete its transformation to a full-service IoT player and is on target to acheive EBITDA of more than 15% by 2030.
Also, Kontron Group remains determined in increasing brand awareness and building a strong brand internationally!
Kontron Group believes in open and transparent corporate communications and respects all of its shareholders’ varying interests. The company understands the importance of shareholder confidence and takes responsibility in all business decisions, appropriately handling any risks and promotes equality and diversity across the business. Kontron Group places renewed emphasis on responsible, sustainable and value-orientated corporate management.