The KOSTAL Group has a total of 31 sites in 17 countries on four continents. KOSTAL employs in excess of 10,000 staff worldwide. The company was founded in 1912 by Leopold Kostal in Ludenscheid, Germany. In 1995, his grandson Helmut Kostal divided up the company into four independent divisions, namely: Automobile Electrical, Industrial Electronics, Connectors and Test Technology.
KOSTAL Solar Electric is the worldwide marketing company for PIKO inverters. At its production site in Schalksmuhle, PIKO inverters are produced to the highest technological standard. Subsidiaries of KOSTAL Solar Electric are in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.